Five property market trends to expect in 2018

It’s the question on the lips of Australia’s property punters, homeowners and wannabe buyers: what will the property market do in 2018? It’s now clear that 2017 will go down as the year that saw some of Australia’s hottest property markets switch gear following a five-year streak that saw Sydney’s median house price pile on over $530,000 and Melbourne’s [...]

By |2017-12-28T00:36:41+00:00December 28th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

How creating a budget can money-proof your marriage

I recently had a young couple come to see me wanting to sort out their finances out before getting married, their aim, to be debt free before their wedding day. However, what we needed to do was resolve a few maxed out credit cards, have a hard conversation about stopping spending and going back to [...]

By |2017-12-27T02:22:36+00:00December 27th, 2017|Home & Living|0 Comments

What you need to know about refinancing

A home loan is generally a long-term proposition, but in some situations it can make sense to refinance your mortgage. Read this guide to the refinancing process, and speak to your broker, before deciding whether it’s right for you. Refinancing involves taking out a new mortgage and using those funds to pay off your existing [...]

By |2017-12-20T04:13:35+00:00December 20th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

How an offset account could cut years off your home loan

Looking for ways to pay off your mortgage in record time? Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first home, an offset loan can help you reduce interest payments, save on tax and pay your mortgage off years ahead of schedule. What is an offset loan? With an offset loan (also called an offset account, [...]

By |2017-12-20T04:06:06+00:00December 20th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

Seven costly mistakes to avoid as a property landlord

Australia’s property market has been a great wealth-creation vehicle for investors seeking a good income and a nest egg for retirement but investors who cut too many corners to save on costs could face financial blow-outs in the long term. Property is unlike other business models, because what is regarded as a business by the [...]

By |2017-12-18T02:44:18+00:00December 18th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending, Home & Living|0 Comments

The best apps to help you househunt, renovate and decorate

These days finding the perfect location to buy a property – and some great options for decorating it – is as easy as flicking through your phone. This list of our favourite Australian location and decorating apps will help you both before and after you move in. Houzz Category: Interior design and renovation Buying a [...]

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