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Tips to build your own home

Here’s an overview of what’s involved if you’re considering building a new home for the first time. What’s your budget? The first step to building a home is deciding what you can afford to spend. When buying a home that’s already built, determining how much money you need is quite straightforward. However, it’s not so...

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How do your living expenses affect your borrowing power?

You may be surprised to discover that how much you spend on day-to-day living can considerably reduce the amount you are eligible to borrow, even if you are a high-income earner. So, if you’re planning to buy a home, it may be time to cut back on some of life’s little luxuries and set yourself...

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July Update

Interest rate news At its July meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to cut the official cash rate for the second month in a row, bringing it to just 1% p.a. – a new historical low. Many analysts agree there will likely be at least one more RBA rate cut this year, which...

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Why your broker is your friend for life

Your mortgage and finance broker can help you with all your big purchases, throughout every stage of your life – from your first home, to an investment property, or even a new car or funding for your small business. Here are some of the benefits of maintaining a long-term relationship with your broker. Deal with...

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Can you refinance a car loan?

EOFY is fast approaching and the car sales are on. But buyers beware! It’s easy to get so caught up with grabbing a bargain, that you forget to look for a great deal on your car finance. There’s no need to run the risk of being caught out with the wrong finance choice. We’re here...

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June Update

Winter is here and we can expect our property markets to slow down considerably over the next few months. However, May was a much busier month than expected in many property markets. As a result, home value declines have slowed down, with Melbourne and Sydney showing the smallest month-on-month falls in over a year. Interest...

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Property Management 101 – Six tips for new landlords

An investment property is a business, so managing it properly is very important to your financial success. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to manage the investment property yourself, or to employ the services of a property manager. If you’re thinking of managing your investment property yourself, it may not...

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Need a loan for your next home?

Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing or just moving to a home in a new location, no doubt things have changed since buying your last home. This article explains the finance options available when you’re moving on to your next home. We also highlight a few other key considerations to think about. How do you get from...

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How to get the tax man to help you buy business equipment

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, now is a great time to purchase a work vehicle or equipment for your business. The Federal Government passed legislation last year to extend and increase the instant asset tax write-off for small businesses. That means if your business is eligible, you could potentially make several...

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