Month: December 2018

2018 2019 mortgage house price

House prices: What to expect in 2019

You’ve heard it through the year: house prices are falling. But what does this mean, exactly. And what can we expect in the New Year? Here, we break it down for you. Looking at house prices in 2018 House prices are down 8.3 percent in June 2018 from June 2017. This is the largest decline […]

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Christmas saving

12 Days Of Saving

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … some really handy tips for making sure your stocking is full this Christmas, and so are your pockets! 1. Have a budget and stick to it Christmas is a time for spending, and eating too much. So how can you enjoy the […]

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Mortgage stress

Over 20 per cent of Australians experience mortgage stress

A survey from Roy Morgan’s research institute has found that nearly one million Australians experience mortgage stress. This equates to over 20 per cent of the population. While the results of Roy Morgan’s interviews of 10,000 owner-occupier mortgage holders are significant, mortgage stress is down slightly since this time last year, when 21.3 per cent […]

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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 receded -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 is […]

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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 a 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 that won’t break the bank. Before you start Know […]

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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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