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2020 Homebuilder Grant

Good news if you are wanting to build a new home or renovate an existing one! The Australian government has just announced a HomeBuilder scheme that will provide eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a tax-free grant of $25,000. To access this grant, owner-occupiers need to meet the following criteria: You are a natural...

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Take control of your budget

Getting your budget under control and your finances in order is absolutely essential to anyone looking to apply for a home loan, but it’s particularly important for first home buyers about to take the first step on the property ladder. Now the end of financial year has arrived and you’re getting all your paperwork together...

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EOFY: Why property investors love tax time

Don’t you just love getting a tax refund? Whilst nobody enjoys all the paperwork that goes with filing a tax return, getting it right can be rewarding particularly if you’re a property investor. One of the major benefits of investing in property over other asset classes, is support for your investment from the Australian government...

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June Update

Winter has arrived quickly and we’re hoping you’re well and keeping warm. Recently the property market slowed down considerably with the COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact. Find out more about home value movements in each state below. Interest rate news The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it has decided to keep the official...

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HomeBuilder handout scheme confirmed

Scott Morrison will fire the starter’s gun on a renovation rescue for the economy with $25,000 cash grants for new homes and renos from midnight tonight.   To qualify for the cash splash, you need to spend $150,000 or more on a renovation and meet an income test, with swimming pools and tennis court projects...

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Your home wellbeing guide

Our daily routine has been forced to change recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. Being stuck at home for a length of time can set you up for unhealthy habits if you are not careful. During these times, it is more important than ever to practise self-care and look after yourself. Here are a few...

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How to finance the equipment you need for your business

With interest rates at their lowest ever, it’s not only a great time to buy a property, it’s also a great time to get the equipment you need for your business, or even to start a new one. You may be keen to use the EOFY sales to save yourself some cash, or you may...

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Pre-tax time checklist for property investors

Tax time is approaching again! Was that a groan? We understand. If you’re like most property investors, trawling through receipt upon receipt to tally up your allowable deductions is probably not your idea of fun. So, as tax time looms we wanted to share our pre-tax time checklist to help make things just a bit...

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May 2020 Update

Days have started to get colder as we see the first glimpse of winter. We hope you are well and safe where you are. Autumn is usually a busy time for property auctions, but we have seen a decline in numbers due to the temporary ban on onsite auctions and open inspections. When the COVID-19...

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How to keep kids entertained at home

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed the world we live in. With the social distancing precautions in place, families are now forced to stay home together, which can be challenging as our daily routines are disrupted and kids become restless. Here are some suggested activities to keep kids entertained during this isolation period. Arts and...

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