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Saving for the holiday season

Posted by Chris Collard on 21 November 2018
Saving for the holiday season
Firstly, a holiday budget should include ALL your expenses. Often the biggest holiday spending culprits aren't just the gifts you put under the tree, there are also the annual get-togethers with friends, tickets for raffles around the office to support local charities, teacher gifts, the office Secret Santa - the list goes on.   Here are six ways to have a great holiday season on a budget.
Make a list Make a list of who you have to shop for and ask yourself if y...
Posted in: Small Businesses Smart Money Management First Home Buyers Retirement Upgrade My Home  

6 negotiation tactics for Spring property buyers

Posted by Chris Collard on 11 October 2018
6 negotiation tactics for Spring property buyers
With home values and auction clearance rates softening in our Spring property markets, buyers will have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating on price. So, it's a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in.
Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for a home. Here are six negotiation tactics to help you get the right price on your Spring property purchase.   1. Research the market value in advance When it comes t...
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Directors' Report - Oct 10

Posted by Chris Collard on 10 October 2018
Directors' Report - Oct 10
Welcome to the next edition of the Directors' Report The guys are back in front of the camera, giving you an update on the first quarter of the financial year. With the Royal Commission still in the headlines, Chris and Mark provide a balanced view on the findings so far and what to expect from here. All properties and personal circumstances are different and if you need to know what your options are please give us a call on 1300 780 440. Watch Now   ...
Posted in: Financepath Team Banks Financial planning financial stress Royal Commission First Home Buyers Retirement Building Wealth Upgrade My Home Reducing Debt  

Biggest money mistakes you didn't know you were making

Posted by Chris Collard on 30 September 2018
Biggest money mistakes you didn't know you were making
A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it. We all know saving for a deposit can be hard work. For many, it can take years of saving and planning to buy your first home. It's a big goal to achieve and the reality is we see people making the same common mistakes. Metricon recently spoke with our Director Chris Collard to discuss the eight biggest blunders you probably didn't know you were making. It's an insightful article and one all first home buyers...
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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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