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June 2022 Property Report

In what was the biggest one-off rate hike in 22 years, this month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) increased the cash rate to 0.85 per cent in order to curb skyrocketing inflation. Following the announcement, all of the big four … Read more

Should you refinance now?

With millions of Australian homeowners likely to be slugged with higher mortgage repayments due to the cash rate hikes, there’s one question on everyone’s lips. Is now a good time to refinance? While it depends largely on your individual situation … Read more

Is my employer paying me the right super?

Billions of dollars in super contributions go unpaid every year. Here’s how you can find out if you’re getting paid what you’re owed and what you can do if you’re not. A while back, a mate of mine posted on … Read more

A step-by-step guide to property investing

Property investment can offer all sorts of benefits – additional income, capital growth, tax deductions, and the list goes on. If you’re considering an investment property purchase, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you get started. Let’s dive … Read more

October property update

It’s an exciting time for property owners, with Australian housing values continuing to rise in many markets. The rate of growth has slowed down of late, but is still well above average. Lockdowns continue to affect sales and listing volumes, but … Read more

Three finance strategies for purchasing your next property

Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing or just moving to a house in a new location, your situation has probably changed since you last bought. Here’s a refresher on some of the finance options available when you’re purchasing your next house and a few other key … Read more

The costs that may surprise you when buying a home

Besides the deposit and monthly mortgage repayments, there are other fees to consider when buying a house. Things like pest and building inspections, borrowing costs, insurance and legal fees all add up. The average Australian may pay more than $6,000 … Read more

Investing on a shoestring

Can you buy an investment property on a small budget? The simple answer is ‘absolutely’! You don’t necessarily need to be pulling in the big bucks to afford an investment property. By making smart decisions, there’s no reason why you … Read more

Tips for nabbing a bargain this Spring

The typically busy Spring sales season is upon us, so what does it mean with much of the country in lockdown? While listing volumes will likely be down during the lockdowns, the good news is we’ve seen advertised stock and … Read more

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