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As Labor party announces its plans to do away with negative gearing on existing houses, the idea has stirred controversy about the future of the rental market and the impact on mum and dad investors. The policy aims to make property buying more accessible for first home buyers, especially the youngsters. While it is easy… Read More>>

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Planning to create a little home in your backyard? Granny flats are becoming more and more popular with 4818 granny flats built in NSW in 2014, almost double the number built in 2013. As granny flats become a revered investment option, we recommend you read the below before you set on the quest to build… Read More>>

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Want to gain more control over your super? Setting up an SMSF can be the solution you are looking for – a self managed superannuation fund where you take charge of your investments. A sound investment strategy holds the key to a happy retirement. Through a self-managed superannuation fund, you have the option to invest… Read More>>

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According to statistics released by the ATO in December 2015, “SMSFs account for 99.5 per cent of all superannuation funds and 29 per cent of the $2 trillion in total superannuation assets in Australia” SMSF or Self Management Superannuation Fund is a trust set up with the sole purpose of providing for your retirement. Here,… Read More>>

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Does anyone remember the turmoil in 2009-2010 when variable interest rates increased by 2%? While many rushed to fix their loans, many others lost their houses as they couldn’t afford the repayments any longer. The home loan market has been much more congenial since then. With Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) maintaining a low cash… Read More>>

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Sam and Clara weren’t too happy when their lender asked them to subscribe for home insurance. After some online research, they decided to take both ‘home and contents’ insurance though the idea didn’t really appeal to them. Today, they advise everyone to go for ‘home and content’ cover, as they couldn’t have been more grateful… Read More>>

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Planning to take the first step towards building your property portfolio? Investing in property has become the most loved hobby of the nation; however, keep in mind that all investments may not be profitable. To ensure your success in the property market, here’s a handy guide telling you what to lookout for before you start… Read More>>

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If you are planning to buy a house in Queensland, and it happens to be your first home, the State Revenue Office is offering you a ‘Great Start’. Literally called the ‘Great Start Grant’, first home owners are eligible for a grant of $15,000 if they are buying or building a new home. This grant… Read More>>