Rental Property Renovation: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First

Feb 20, 2019 11:48:49 AM

Renovating a rental property can be a costly exercise but making improvements to the property can yield a healthy return. To ensure you’re maximizing your investment, it’s important not to overcapitalize, to stick to your budget, and to use durable products and materials. If you are considering renovating your rental property, ask yourself these 3 questions first.

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Topics: Property Management, Selling, Property Investment

5 Benefits of Using a Property Manager

Feb 19, 2019 9:00:00 PM

Investing in property can be financially rewarding, but it’s just as easy to get it wrong. Bad tenants who don’t pay their rent on time or cause damage to your property can be a serious drain on your finances. A property manager acts on your behalf as landlord, screening tenants, collecting rent, and inspecting your property. But that’s not all they do. Here are 5 benefits of using a property manager.

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Topics: Property Management, Property Investment, Home Loans

3 Property Investment Mistakes to Avoid

Feb 19, 2019 11:26:10 AM

It’s no surprise that more and more astute investors are turning to property as a way to grow capital. Like all investments though, buying an investment property takes careful research so you know what you’re getting into and what the pitfalls are to avoid. To help you stay on top of the property investment game, here are 3 common mistakes to avoid.

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Topics: Property Management, Selling, Property Investment

Home Buyer Traps to Avoid

Oct 16, 2018 10:55:42 AM

Buying a home is one of the largest and most complex purchases you’re ever likely to make. And getting it wrong can have a significant impact on both your financial and emotional health. That’s why it’s important to take time to fully research and understand the process and the complexities that go along with home buying. Here are our home buyer traps to avoid.

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Topics: Selling, Property Investment, Mortgage Broker

How to Win at Auction

Oct 5, 2018 11:24:52 AM

While auctions can be an incredibly stressful and intensive – even intimidating - way to buy property, they are also one of the fastest and simplest means of selling property. As a prospective buyer, it’s important you’re familiar with the highly unpredictable and often fast-paced process of an auction in order to be successful. Here are some tips.

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Topics: Selling, Property Investment, Home Loans

Small Business Lending On The Rise

Sep 14, 2018 6:45:00 PM

Over the past 5 years, small business lending has undergone a dramatic transformation with the rise of Fintech lenders making the application processes faster and easier. However, research shows that access to capital is still a serious pain point for most small business owners, and many are not even aware of the alternative finance solutions available to them. Read on to find out more about small business lending.

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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Home Loans

Beat The Winter Blues

Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If your mood has plummeted along with the temperature, you’re not alone! As well as the cold, rain and even snow, winter can bring some serious changes to our health and wellbeing. The winter blues are usually heralded by fatigue, a need for more sleep, carb cravings, and even depression. We’re sharing these 5 hacks to help you beat the winter blues.

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Topics: Selling, Property Investment, Health and Wellbeing

4 Tax Tips For EOFY

Jun 25, 2018 9:11:05 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, Financial Health

Low Cost DIY Projects That Add Value

Jun 19, 2018 2:40:22 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: Property Investment, Home Maintenance, Home Loans

A Guide to Capital Gains Tax

Jun 19, 2018 2:36:14 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, Financial Health, Home Loan Rates