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Checklist for buying a house

Posted by Chris Collard on 13 June 2017
Checklist for buying a house
If you're in the market for a new property, follow this checklist to make sure you have considered your money management, the property location, exterior and interior before making an offer. There's no doubt buying a new home can be overwhelming with many considerations to make and pros and cons to way up. After all, it's a huge investment so you want to choose the right property. To help, we've created this extensive checklist for buying a house. Use it during your...
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6 changes property owners need to know from the 2017 budget

Posted by Chris Collard on 23 May 2017
6 changes property owners need to know from the 2017 budget
1. First Home Buyers There's a little bit of good news for first home buyers looking to save up a deposit for their first home. The 2017 federal budget states that they will be able to use their superannuation to assist with saving for a deposit for their home from 1 July 2017.
First home buyers will be able to salary sacrifice up to a maximum of $30,000 or $15,000 per year from their pre-tax income. This is over and above the compulsory superannuation contribution they currently...
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Is the property market about to crash?

Posted by Mark Attard on 2 May 2017
Is the property market about to crash?
Over the last 6 months this is one of the most common questions I have been asked. It's not a new question. It comes around every so often, normally after clients have read an article in one of the daily newspapers or watched a Today Tonight expose' on the crash that has to happen. I myself read an article last week that shared an overseas investment research houses assessment of our property market. For an overseas research house it was quite balanced and thorough but like...
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Interest rates on hold in April

Posted by Mark Attard on 5 April 2017
Interest rates on hold in April
Right now is one of the most interesting times in lending that I have witnessed over the past 15 years. The focus by regulators to slow down lending to investors and now also focus their attention on unsuitable interest only loans is unprecedented in my time. What is the reasoning behind this focus? As we have discussed over the past month APRA the government regulator is concerned about inflated property prices, primarily investment properties in areas where supply outweighs dema...
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3 steps to financing your first investment property

Posted by Chris Collard on 2 March 2017
3 steps to financing your first investment property
Plus, what you should know about improving your borrowing power. Before you start trawling online real estate sites for your first investment property, it's important to get your financial basics right. And, the best place to start is by trying to improve your borrowing power. Why? Because the state of your financial position when you're ready to buy your first investment property will determine not only how much you can spend, but also what you might pay in rates and fees ...
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