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Lenders Mortgage Insurance Explained

What is lenders mortgage insurance is and how does it affect your home loan? You’re looking for the house of your dreams or maybe you’ve already found it. It’s an exciting time but it can be daunting when it comes to arranging finance and meeting all the upfront and ongoing costs, such as lenders mortgage […]

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3 ways to get a foot on the property ladder

Creative ideas for younger Australians to invest in property It won’t come as a huge surprise to learn that Australian homes are among the most expensive in the world. In a recent survey [1] every Australian town and suburb was rated as ‘seriously’ or ‘severely’ unaffordable. And if you’re in a capital city it’s even worse, […]

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Renovate your way to a better property

Some tips to get the most out of your renovation, whether you’re staying or going Granite bench tops, sleek Euro appliances, free-floating staircases, a marble bathroom or a new pool…the possibilities are endless. But sadly your budget is limited. So where to start? The first question to ask is—are you going to sell up or […]

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Seven steps to cutting debt

It’s time to drop your debt weight and get financially fit. By AMP, originally published on 17/3/15 amp.com.au/insights You enjoy a challenge – right? Then step towards financial fitness by cutting your debts this year. 1. Understand and embrace your debt Firstly, work out where and what type of debt you have and start to […]

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Time to sell the family home?

By AMP, originally published on 20/3/15 amp.com.au/insights With children gone and things slowing down it may be time to downsize. When you’ve got a family a big house with plenty of room may make sense. But these days a smaller place may suit you better. Dreams of a change may be beckoning… you may be […]

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All you need to know about buying at auction

Five simple steps?and our checklist?can help you be ready for auction! Bidding for a property at auction can be stressful but you can reduce the stress involved. Before you consider bidding use our tips to make sure you’re prepared and know what to expect. Step 1: Work out the costs Working out how much you […]

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Debt Recycling

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By Brad Martin, Financial Advisor Clients often ask us if they should pay extra off their home loan or put money into an investment. Which one would be better from a tax and wealth building point of view? Sometimes the answer is both. This is the basis for a strategy called Debt Recycling. What is debt? Debt […]

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