4 Tax Tips for EOFY

Jun 25, 2018 7:11:05 AM

Financial year end is a busy and often stressful time for property investors, particularly if you own multiple properties. It’s also the ideal time to take stock, assess your financial situation, and plan ahead for the next financial year. With the end of the financial year looming, we think it’s also a good time to remind you of these 4 simple tax tips.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Financial Year End, tax time, Australia Mortgage, EOFY

Low Cost DIY Projects That Add Value

Jun 19, 2018 12:40:22 PM

Cost is usually a major factor when it comes to any home renovations, and weighing up the cost versus return is an important part of your decision making. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just freshen it up, here are a few low cost projects that you can do yourself to revitalise your home and add value.


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Topics: DIY, Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Renovations, Home Renovations, Australia Mortgage

A Guide to Capital Gains Tax

Jun 19, 2018 12:36:14 PM

As a property investor, at some point it’s likely either you or your beneficiaries will be required to pay Capital Gains Tax. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is the tax you pay on any profits you make between the time you buy and sell an investment property. Take a look at what CGT is and how to calculate it.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Australia Mortgage, Capital Gains Tax, Capital Gains, CGT

Buying a home with family

Jun 12, 2018 3:58:51 PM

A combination of rising property prices and stricter lending criteria has made it harder than ever to buy a home or an investment property. As a result, many buyers are pooling their resources and buying property with family. As with any contract however, it’s important you go in with your eyes wide open. Here’s what you need to know.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Family, Bank of mum and dad, Australia Mortgage, Property Manager, Guarantor

Finding the right property manager for your rental property

May 21, 2018 11:43:07 AM

Investing in property has long been a popular way for Australians to build wealth. As a long-term investment, it offers several benefits including a number of potential tax advantages that can result from investing in a well-managed property. Let’s take a closer look at these tax advantages.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Australia Mortgage, Property Manager

Income Tax and Property Investment

May 17, 2018 7:49:33 AM

Investing in property has long been a popular way for Australians to build wealth. As a long-term investment, it offers several benefits including a number of potential tax advantages that can result from investing in a well-managed property. Let’s take a closer look at these tax advantages.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Australia Mortgage, Income Tax

Autumn Home Improvement Tips

May 17, 2018 7:46:16 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s a great time to get those home improvement projects completed and ensure your home is winter-ready. Here are three autumn home improvement projects you could get done now to help keep your home maintenance-free throughout winter.


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Topics: DIY, Mortgage Broker, Home Maintenance, Home Improvement

3 Questions to ask your mortgage broker

May 11, 2018 11:21:04 AM

When you’re shopping around for a mortgage, it makes sense to work with someone who understands the industry and market conditions. A mortgage broker is that person; someone who acts an intermediary between you and the lender working on your behalf. In your search for the right mortgage broker, we recommend you ask these 3 questions.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker

3 Tech hacks to improve productivity

Apr 23, 2018 10:15:18 AM

As technology evolves so too do our digital lives, sometimes to the point where we can start to feel bogged down by the plethora of time-saving tools and life-changing apps. When it comes to improving productivity, most of us could use a little help. Take a look at these 3 tech hacks that are guaranteed to improve productivity in your digital life.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Tech Hacks, Life Hacks, Cost effective, Productivity, Efficient

Fixed vs. variable – how to choose

Apr 23, 2018 10:10:53 AM

Should you lock in your interest rate for a fixed period? Or take a chance on interest rates dropping even further and choose a variable rate? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to these questions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of fixed and variable interest home loans.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate