Month: January 2018

new year, resolution, finance

New year new you

Welcome to 2018! Another year has whizzed by. Did you invest wisely last year? Were you making progress financially? If not, here are a few tips to help make 2018 count. The first step is to get your finances in order, if they aren’t already. Make sure you have a budget that keeps track of […]

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Top tips for renting your property

Around a third of Aussie homes are rented. In areas where rentals are in such short supply, renters face waiting lists, and in some cases, need to bid against other wannabe tenants. In short, the rental market is strong. If you aren’t in a position to move into your new home straight away, or are […]

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loan restructure refinance

Should you restructure your loan?

Should you restructure your loan? Restructuring your loan, or switching loans, can be an effective way to free up funds for renovations and other life costs, and help you better manage your finances. But how do you know when to restructure your loan? And is it always a good idea? Here, we look at what […]

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Car finance to buy a new car

Buying a new car? Things to know about car finance

You are in the market for a new car. Car finance can make this possible. With the right loan, you may have more choice about which car you can buy. But what does it mean to take out a car loan? And how do you decide what’s right for you? Here, we break it down […]

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buying a house at auction

Buying at auction? 6 tips to help you prepare

So, you are ready to buy; you’ve been scouting the market, and have chosen your dream home. And it’s going to auction. Bidding at auction can be a daunting experience if you haven’t done it before. The majority of people who attend auctions report feeling less than confident about making a bid. To help you prepare to […]

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3 financial goals you can set for yourself in 2017

Life comes at you fast, and if you don’t set concrete goals for yourself, it’s easy to fall behind. This is especially the case when it comes to planning your finances. If you have certain benchmarks you’d like to hit in terms of savings and investment, it’s best to draw up an exact schedule for […]

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How ‘big data’ is helping consumers make better property decisions

When most people think of the buzzword “big data,” their minds probably go first to big corporations planning big analytical projects. Brands like Google, Apple and Amazon can use big data to analyse their customer bases and find innovative new ways to do business. But here’s another way of looking at it – what can […]

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Previewing 2017 : How’s the landscape for real estate buyers?

The market for housing in Australia is always an active one. This is never going to change, as people will obviously always need places to live. Prices are always subject to ebbs and flows, however, as levels of supply and demand fluctuate and the market adjusts accordingly. With this in mind, it’s interesting to think […]

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Learn to recover from the post-Christmas financial blues

There’s no time of year more exciting than Christmas – but the truth is that once it ends, it’s common to feel a little blue. The gifts, the meals, the special time with friends and family – they’re all over until next December. And also, there’s usually a financial crunch that comes with wrapping up […]

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