With EOFY just behind us, property investors preparing their tax returns must take smart steps to maximise claims and potential tax benefits by getting documents in the best possible order to lodge an accurate return. To help make tax time less stressful, try these practical tips for managing EOFY and your mortgage. Work with a […]

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The transition between outgoing and incoming financial years is ideal motivation to get your paperwork in order – and commit to being even more organised for the year ahead. Try these four practical EOFY tips for business owners: Have all documents ready To make filing your tax a lot easier, preparation is key. These days, […]

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As the global pandemic continues to impact property prices and home-buyer behaviour, mortgage brokers across Australia are dealing with new demand as property markets in regional centres attract incredible interest from potential buyers keen to explore house prices beyond the major city centres. With prices in many regional destinations rising at double the rate of […]

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When budgets are tight, home-owners often turn inward to take on home handyperson jobs and renovations by themselves. But while some things, such as gas, plumbing and electrical-related repairs and refurbishments must only be undertaken by licensed professionals, painting is one of those tasks that many people tackle alone. To help you paint your house […]

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A current over-supply of properties in the rental markets of Australia’s biggest cities is seeing rental prices fall – something that will have an impact on landlords and investors. According to the latest data from the ANZ CoreLogic Housing Affordability report, advertisements for rental properties in inner-Melbourne had increased by 57%, with data related to […]

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As Australians’ acceptance of working from home sparks a shift in regional and interstate property prices, an interesting list of suburbs around the nation are enjoying a property sales boom. More buyers trying Tasmania for property bargains According to new data published by realestate.com.au, houses in the scenic waterside suburb of Seven Mile Beach, on […]

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Australia’s bank regulator is keeping a close eye on continually climbing house prices, which look set to keep rising before the country’s regulators take active steps to slow the pace of the property market. Despite the pandemic upheaval that has impacted on so many industries and households, the latest official figures* reveal that there has […]

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If your vision of yourself as a first home-buyer is more about owning an investment property, rather than living in your own home, the best possible time to prepare is while you are still living at home with your parents. Be realistic Look at your income and the fixed costs in your life that can’t […]

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Whether you are saving to buy your first home, or add another investment property to your portfolio, finding smart ways to save money is always a positive thing. Think you can’t boost your savings? Think again. A careful exploration of your bank statements will remind you what you are spending and what you can do […]

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That dusty, dirt block may not be as glamorous as the property that promises ‘nothing to do but move in and enjoy’ but, for many Australians keen to get their foot in the property market, investing in raw land is a smart step towards building a property portfolio. With the right research and knowledge at […]

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