Are you Insured?

This year's string of floods, cyclone and bushfires has pushed the topic of insurance well into the spotlight. Thousands of home owners, landlords and business owners have lost valuable assets and without insurance cover are struggling to make ends meet.

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Jobs of the future

Strong job growth is one of the signs that the economy is doing well and the climate is right for property investment.

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Selling at Auction: simple strategies to improve your chances of a sale

With auction clearance rates disappointingly low, sellers have to work hard to achieve a good price at auction. Follow these simple strategies to improve your chances of a sale.

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Tips for selling your home

Your home is going on the market and you want to ensure it sells for the best possible price. How do you go about it?

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How much Deposit do I need?

It's possible to buy a home with very little deposit, but there are a number of reasons why it makes sense to save a decent deposit before you apply for a loan.

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Buying a second property...

History rarely repeats itself and this is certainly true of buying a home second time around. As an established - or next time buyer - you have experience on your side but there are many new challenges to encounter that you may not have dealt with as a first home buyer.

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Next-time buyers

Thinking about upgrading or buying your second home? If so, you're not alone, with recent data showing it's the established - or next time - buyers who are currently fuelling interest in the property market.

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Buying an Investment Property

Let your head not your heart have the deciding say when buying an investment property. It's tempting to allow your emotions to get the upper hand if you are purchasing your own home, but if you don't intend to live in the property, look at it with 'investment eyes' only.

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Many Happy Tax Returns

Australia has some of the most complex tax laws in the world, which means it's important to review your tax strategy each year to keep up with the latest changes. Here are some facts and tips to help you lodge your 2009-10 tax return.

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Retirement Nest Egg

Working out the best way to build your nest egg for retirement is never easy, but many agree that relying on superannuation alone is not enough.

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Super-sized Homes

It seems big is better when it comes to the Australian home, which now super-sizes all other countries in the world. Averaging 215 square metres, the Australian home is now 7 per cent bigger than homes in the US, double the size of those in Europe and triple the size of those in the UK.

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Insuring your Mortgage

With interest rates predicted to rise again this year, you may want to consider taking out mortgage insurance for protection against financial difficulty.

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Cheaper to buy or rent?

Buying property is becoming cheaper than renting in many suburbs across Australia, according to research by property pricing specialist RP Data.

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Seize the Day

You have been thinking about buying a property for some time, but you cannot bring yourself to take the first step. Although you know the benefits it will bring, you keep putting your decision off because you are afraid of the risks involved.

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Rainy Day Savings

Under your bed, in a bank account or on your home loan, it's always handy to have a stash of cash for that rainy day.

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Redraw and Offset: A Step Ahead

While interest rates remain low, it pays to stay ahead of your minimum monthly repayments by using a redraw facility or offset account.

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Refinance: You Could Save Thousands

A while ago we published an article on whether to refinance in the wake of rising interest rates. Today we re-visit this topic from the opposite side of the coin - whether to refinance in the wake of interest rates that are going down, rather than up!

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Price Tags Count, Postcodes Don't

An exclusive postcode is no longer such an asset as property prices continue to drop at the top end of the market.

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Broker Benefits

Good advice is critical when selecting a home loan, according to a recent survey of Australian home-owners.

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Paying Interest Only

You may have heard of an interest-only loan and wondered if it is as good as it sounds.

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