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Things your bank won’t tell you

When you approach your bank to enquire about a new home or investment loan, chances are that whoever you’re dealing with will be eager to help.  After all, banks are a business and exists to make a profit, so they need your business. I mean, money is their main business, right? Many years ago, people […]

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Is your home looking a little tired?

Renovating a home adds value – but it comes at a cost. You can throw tens, even hundreds of thousands towards updating your home, but you can also be creative with your home renovation ideas and increase the value of your home. Here are some home renovation ideas that you can achieve with a little creativity […]

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First Time Investor?

Rental properties can be an amazing investment. I have been an investor for quite a while now and my rentals have allowed me to feel secure knowing that the rent money will always be coming in from my investments, whether I’m working or not, and that is one reason I think real estate is the […]

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What is capital gains tax

Capital gain is the difference between what you paid for an asset (less any fees incurred during the purchase) and what you sold it for (less any fees incurred during the sale). Capital gains tax (CGT) is the levy you pay on the capital gain made from the sale of that asset. It applies to […]

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Is investing in property even worth it?

If the truth be told, I would be a little hesitant if I was starting out as a property investor today. The costs and considerations that come with compliance alone are almost enough to make you want to throw in the towel before you even begin. It’s much more expensive than it was when I […]

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Considering Refinancing?

Key things to consider when you refinance With interest rates at record lows, it may be a good time to think about refinancing your mortgage. There are several advantages to refinancing including the potential for lower repayments, special refinancing offers and additional loan features such as an offset account which you don’t have with your […]

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Emerging bedroom trends that real estate agents love right now

Just like other parts of the home, bedroom furnishing and decoration has evolved a lot over the years. From the sponged feature walls of decades past to neatly pressed valances to today’s houseplant-donned rooms, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends to either attract buyers or your ideal […]

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Ways to Reduce Your Rental Vacancy Period

We have created a checklist of ways to minimise your properties vacancy periods. Make timely repairs and do regular maintenance. … When updating appliances, go with above 3 star energy ratings Advertise well in advance if possible Find a property manager with good communication skills, who is keeping up with the local rental demand information […]

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Estimating your Cash Flow Projection

Nearly all the investors I work with have the same question: How do I find an affordable and high-performing property? This is not as easy as it sounds, I’m sure more people would invest in property if it was as simple as finding an affordable property that still gives you excellent returns. I’m not going […]

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How colour in the home can affect your mood

While many of us are working from home again due to Coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take a look around at the colours in your home and consider the effect it might be having on your mood. You might be surprised at the changes a few small tweaks can bring. Colour gives your […]

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