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Top Things To Consider When Investing in Property Abroad

by Greg on April 20, 2016
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Every year a large number of people embrace the idea of investing in property abroad. With stunning views in hot-spots round the globe, attractive and competitive overseas property prices and local estate agents that master a convincing sales pitch, it’s almost impossible to resist the temptation of buying property abroad.< However, is it that easier […]

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The Economics of Home Improvement in Australia Infographic

by Greg on February 16, 2016
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The home improvement market in Australia is currently on the rise, and there are several factors contributing to it. Have a look at this infographic by HalfPrice.com.au and I’m sure you will learn some things you didn’t know about!

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Interest Rates Impact Your Monthly Mortgage Repayments – But How Much?

by Greg on February 10, 2016
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Many people worry about how fluctuations in interest rates can impact their monthly mortgage repayments. The world of finance is forever changing, so increases and decreases in interest rates are important to consider when looking for a new mortgage. What Happens If Interest Rates Increase? While usually a good sign for the wider economy, rising […]

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A Borrower’s Guide To SMSF Loans

by Greg on November 9, 2015
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Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) provide you with choice and flexibility to take control of your super. A key strategy used by SMSF is investing in property using a SMSF Loan. Unlike industry and retail super funds, SMSFs allow you to invest in direct real estate. More and more Australians are taking advantage of the opportunity […]

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Capital Growth or Cashflow: Which is King?

by Greg on June 25, 2015
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It is one of the quintessential questions when it comes to real estate investment, and one that has sparked debate amongst experts and advisers over the years: that is, which is better, capital growth or cash flow? Determining which strategy is best suited to your own individual needs requires assessment of a range of factors. […]

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What Will Affect Your Home Loan Application

by Greg on April 22, 2015
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Home loans have always been the most common way to secure a property, but a changing economy has left more and more people excluded from the usual markets due to credit problems or unsecured work contracts. As a result, the average age of people buying a first home has risen and the millennial generation are […]

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The Benefits of Buying Off-the-Plan

by Greg on February 19, 2015
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Chinese buyers are currently swooping on Australia’s housing bargains to cash in on the next property boom. Chinese developers are swooping in on off the plan properties and apartments. So great is the international demand – fuelled by a falling Aussie dollar and Beijing’s ban on buying more than one property – that some developers […]

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5 reasons to choose a non-bank lender

by Greg on February 17, 2015
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If you are thinking about buying your first property or upsizing and you need to borrow money your first thought might be to go to your bank and ask them. However there are so many lenders out there, including non-bank lenders that it is important to consider them all. Both banks and non-bank lenders have […]

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Foreclosure Problems the US Real Estate Market has had and how Australians Can Avoid the Same Pitfalls

by Greg on February 19, 2014
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It’s no secret that the last few years have been tough on the world economy. The US and the rest of the world are slowly rising out of the latest recession, but many families are still feeling the effects of the global financial crisis. The rate of foreclosures in the U.S. has been declining since […]

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Continued sterling strength represents great time to buy property in Australia

by Greg on February 13, 2014
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At the start of a new year, we can sometimes be tempted to set ourselves aims that we would like to achieve in the coming 12 months. These might range from small things like keeping fit or eating more healthily, to big goals like moving abroad, buying a house or getting a job overseas. We’re […]

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How to get Australian Foreign Investment Review Board approval when buying property in Australia

by Greg on November 28, 2013
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Australia is one of most ideal locations for property investment for foreigners looking to invest due to the stable real estate market. However, as a foreigner you are required to apply for approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), a government organisation that oversees all purchase applications from individuals who are not Australian citizens […]

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