NSW Budget Property Incentives Review

First Home Buyers: From October 1 the first home owner’s grant for those buying new properties will double to $15,000. – Existing first home buyer stamp duty exemptions for those buying new homes will remain, and the cut-off threshold for any discount will be increased to $650,000. For the full stamp duty exemption, the property […]

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Tax Saving Tips for Investors

National accounting firm, Chan & Naylor compiled this impressive list of Australian Tax Office approved strategies for property investors to reduce their tax*: 1. Claim interest expenses on any borrowing used to purchase investments. The purpose of the loan determines deductability, not what asset was used by the bank as security. 2. The proper use […]

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Identify your Investment Strategy

Have you identified your Investment Strategy? One of the most important steps when starting to build a property investment portfolio is to identify the right Investment Strategy to follow. There are four different directions to take, and your strategy can be made up of one or a number of these options. It is however important […]

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How to Choose a Mortgage Provider

1. Do your research, don’t only rely on recommendations from friends or even trustworthy third parties when it comes to choosing the right home loan. 2. Review the range of financial comparison websites now available to compare what home loans are currently available. It’s never been easier to understand what is on offer. Often smaller […]

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Invest in Property with Natural Light

The presence of natural light has always been an important property attribute – but did you know that it is less easy to come by as high-rises grow taller and blocks move closer together? As with any scarce resource, properties with abundant natural light are increasingly being sold at a price premium. One recent Victorian […]

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Common Property Purchase Pitfalls

Is moving forward with your property portfolio one of your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, then here are some common mistakes to avoid during your property hunt. Pitfall 1: Falling in Love With a Property You Can’t Afford Once you’ve fallen in love with a particular property, it’s hard to go back. To avoid the […]

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Create a sense of community in your complex.

We are all a part of many different communities – our workplace, our children’s schools, our church – however most of us value a sense of cohesiveness among those who live in our closest proximity. For those of us who live in apartments, this sense of community can be difficult to tap into, despite the […]

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Top Tips for saving on your home loan – Part 1

Everyone wants to pay off their home loan faster. Not everyone knows these ideas and tools that anyone can use, that will save you money. Here is our first instalment of 25 top tips, thanks to our friends at Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management. Work on these, and we’ll share the second half next month. […]

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Top Tips for saving on your home loan – Part 2

As promised last month here is the second instalment of the 25 top tips, thanks to our friends at Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, on how to save money and pay off your home loan faster: 13.   If you have higher cost debt; credit cards, personal loans or car loans, pay them off first – get rid […]

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Get Organised!

Home organisation is often a daunting task, so let’s break it down and take it room-by-room. After all, as the weather gets cooler and we spend more time indoors you don’t want to be buried in mess! Living Room – Keep only the movies, games, books and music that you use regularly and store photos […]

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Keeping Warm during the Winter Months

There are ways to stay warm this winter while also saving money. Aside from throw rugs, electric blankets and slippers there are other crucial components to consider when keeping warm for the winter and avoiding a large heating bill. Orient living spaces North to catch sunlight Insulate ceilings, floors and walls to reduce bills by […]

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Wake-Up Easier in the Winter

With the winter months also comes the urge to stay in bed and embrace the warm sheets which influence your decision to hit the snooze button. These motivating tips will help make the transition easy and get your day going. Hydrate as soon as you wake up! This will stimulate your body and brain to […]

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