What Aussies are searching for when it comes to property

Written by Nerida Conisbee. Nerida Conisbee is chief economist for realestate.com.au. With almost 6 million people coming to realestate.com.au each month, we have access to real-time data which shows us Australia’s housing preferences. With so much talk about property crashes, oversupply, affordability and rising household debt, what is really going on in the residential sector? [...]

By |2017-10-17T02:19:46+00:00October 17th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

The top five money mistakes financial planners watch us make

We all make bad decisions about money from time to time. But what if you could avoid future financial errors by learning from others? In the FPA’s Live the Dream 2017 National Research Report survey we asked Aussies for their top financial regrets so you can learn from their mistakes. Ask a financial planner and they’ll [...]

By |2017-10-11T02:50:20+00:00October 11th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending, Home & Living|0 Comments

What you can borrow or what you should borrow?

The amount you can borrow and the amount you should borrow are sometimes two very different things. Before you apply for a home loan, it makes sense to realistically assess your financial situation. Here’s how to do it. Understand your borrowing capacity Generally speaking, your borrowing capacity – what you can borrow – depends on [...]

Working beyond 65 has its benefits, but what does it mean for super?

Working beyond 65, either part time or as a casual, can be financially beneficial when it comes to boosting your super. But to make any contributions – concessional or non-concessional – you need to first satisfy certain rules. “If you want to contribute to super from the age of 65 to 74, you have to [...]

By |2017-10-09T02:53:48+00:00October 9th, 2017|Home & Living|0 Comments

Domestic detox: How to create a healthier home without spending a fortune

Wipe your shoes Dust contains many pollutants so it’s important to reduce it as much as possible. One small step that will have a big impact is to get everyone to wipe their shoes on the doormat and, ideally, remove their shoes before entering the house. Place a good-quality coir doormat at every entrance. Get [...]

By |2017-10-04T01:54:20+00:00October 4th, 2017|Home & Living|0 Comments