Month: December 2017

Falling property price

Falling house prices? Don’t panic

CoreLogic recently reported that Sydney house prices were down -1.3 per cent in the last quarter, ending in November 2017, and Darwin house prices had dropped backwards -2.7 per cent. The report found a combined capital city drop of -0.1 per cent in the last month. Flags are raised when we hear these figures, which […]

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Christmas spend debt

Tackle your post-Christmas debt

On average, Australians plan to spend $955 over the holiday season. Most use savings for Christmas presents, but 46 per cent use the credit card, and another 4 per cent take out a loan. The average credit card debt after Christmas is $1,666. Most people will pay off their credit card debt within six months, […]

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home renovation over Christmas holiday

Tips for improving your home this summer

Summer holidays are looming. For some, this means time off work, and hopefully, time on your hands. Between pool-side relaxation, and trips to the ocean, you might like to spend some of your spare hours making improvements around your home. Here are some simple home improvement tips, which won’t break the bank. Before you start […]

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Christmas financial stress

Feel less financially stressed this Christmas

Christmas is a time to be merry. But for many, it’s a time to stress out. There are presents to buy, holidays to pay for, dinners and drinks out and sometimes, work without pay. But Christmas doesn’t have to mean we stop saving for a first home deposit, or become bogged down by mortgage repayments. Using […]

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Buying a property with friends

Buying property with friends

With prices stubbornly high around the country, more under 40s Australians are teaming up with friends or family members to buy their first property. It can be a win-win for both parties. Having someone else stump up half the deposit and share the expenses and exposure may allow you to get into the market sooner, […]

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rentvesting

Making rentvesting work for you

It’s no secret that property values across Australia have raced north in recent years, in both major cities and regional towns. So much so that median house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are currently sitting at the eye-watering figures of $1,177,769 and $852,724 respectively, according to the latest QBE Australian Housing Outlook. If you don’t […]

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Figuring out your long-term goals in property investment

Everyone has their own reasons for getting into property investment. Some people just do it because they enjoy it; others get into it because they’re eager to make as much money as possible, as quickly as possible. Still other investors do it because they have a specific goal in mind. Do you have a target […]

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Protecting your property investment with solid insurance policies

Any time you buy a home, whether it’s to live in immediately or stash away as a long-term investment, you’re making a big financial commitment. If you’re spending hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars on a piece of property, you want to be sure that you’re spending wisely. Above all, what you want […]

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Is the bubble bursting for profitable property investment in Australia?

Traditionally, for people looking to make investments that will diversify their portfolios, buying property has been one of the best possible decisions you can make. People are always going to need places to live creating future demands on housing stock. This means you can buy a place, watch it appreciate in value and make money […]

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