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There's no time like the present... and I can prove it to you

Posted by Grace Mackay

Every year we see the market heat up around October and November. Buyers want to be in their new home by Christmas and sellers want to relax over the Christmas break with their property sold and maybe some extra cash in the bank.

After a few weeks of minimal activity, buyer interest suddenly picks up - often lead by those who are moving to a new location for work. Then the race is on to purchase a new house and settle in for the new school year.

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Is the cheapest rate really worth it?

Posted by Grace Mackay

With interest rates at an all time low, many banks are offering up great mortgage rate deals for property owners and buyers.

But sometimes owners and buyers can be caught unawares by cheap advertised rates that aren’t actually suited to their situation.

There are a number of things you need to consider when securing a home loan rate or refinancing.

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Sussan Ley’s Portfolio Pathway To Disaster

Posted by Grace Mackay

A lot of media attention over the past few weeks has focused on Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley after it was alleged she used taxpayer funded flights to the Gold Coast to purchase an investment property. Ley has since resigned from her position.

What hasn’t received much attention are the details of the property she purchased. Ley paid $795,000 for a two-bedroom unit in a high-rise apartment block in Main Beach (just north of Surfers Paradise).

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The business of property investing

Posted by Grace Mackay

Many investors start out with the best of intentions and great enthusiasm but don’t manage to get past the stage of adding just one or two investment properties to their portfolio.

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Ugly duckling – do you see what I see?

Posted by Grace Mackay

How many times have you glanced at an advertised property and not given it a second look thanks to its ‘ugly’ exterior? Have you ever stopped to consider the possible opportunity you’re passing up?

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5 top tips for reducing your debt

Posted by Paul Wilson

Many people wonder what is the secret to getting out of debt – but really there is no secret – you just need commitment and a plan of action.

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New endangered species: first homeowner Millennials?

Posted by Paul Wilson
The recent Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey showed a pronounced slump in home ownership in the state’s hottest property markets – Sydney and Melbourne.
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Don’t be fooled by the ‘doom and gloom’ predictions for the Australian housing market

Posted by Paul Wilson
Contrary to what the media says, it’s not all doom and gloom for the housing market over the coming years.
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Don’t panic, Brexit doesn’t mean the sky is falling

Posted by Paul Wilson
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in a shock referendum result threw things into instant turmoil and uncertainty over in the UK, but what does this mean for the Australian property market?
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Podcast: Good debt vs bad debt

Posted by Paul Wilson

Many people are under the impression that all debt is bad debt but that's simply not the case.

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