Have your Tax and Spend it too!

When you own a negatively geared investment property, did you know that the tax office will let you have your FUTURE TAX RETURN in your WEEKLY PAY? How to make investing in property more affordable each week… If you are a salary or wage earner with a regular pay packet, it may be worthwhile learning about the [Read more…]

Superannuation – Is an SMSF property loan for you?

Your superannuation is one of the most important, not to mention tax efficient, ways to save for the most rewarding stage of your life – retirement. Unfortunately, almost half of Australians aged between 45 and 64 do not feel confident they have adequate funds to do what they want in retirement. Having the right plans in [Read more…]

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Property Investing – PART 2

This is the second part of this series on how to avoid the pitfalls of property investing. In this post I am going to identify and discuss two more pitfalls to be aware when deciding to invest in real estate. These next two pitfalls are a little bit harder to identify and deal with then [Read more…]

Building or renovating? Financing can be tricky – things you should know

Building or renovating is a great way to achieve the house you desire. You have the freedom to add quality craftsmanship and the design features that you and your family will value. Creative projects like these are both exciting and stressful. Many new home  owners and upgraders look at the benefits of purchasing a house and land package. Not only do you need the right [Read more…]

The heat is on – Identifying the key areas related to your household’s energy bill

The cost of electricity continues to be a hot topic of conversation and is placing stress on many household budgets. In the last 10 to 12 years the average increase in electricity prices across Australia has been a staggering 134.5%. So if you are feeling the heat, you are not alone. We’d like to help you [Read more…]

3 Reasons Why Interest Rates Will Stay Low

The future direction of interest rates is a topic that the mainstream media is always talking about. The monthly Reserve Bank of Australia meetings are highly publicised and during the lead up to each meeting economic commentators in the mainstream media go into overdrive where their thoughts on the future direction of interest rates. My [Read more…]

Want Your Kids to Move Out? – Four Different Ways to Help Your Kids Enter the Property Market

With over 30% of adult children still living at home it’s no wonder parents may have to consider working until they are 70! The challenge of home ownership for young Australians is an enormous issue. However the consequences for parents are just as concerning. Studies show 46% of parents were happy to relinquish their empty-nest lifestyle and [Read more…]

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Property Investing – PART 1

For most people, purchasing investment property is a road to wealth. Real estate agents, investment gurus and financial advisers all sing the praises of buying investment property as a sure fire way to make money. Whenever the topic of buying property for investment is written about in the media only the positive aspects are talked [Read more…]

How to Deal with Real Estate Agents

One of the most intimidating aspects of looking for a new property to purchase is dealing with real estate agents.  A number of my clients have reported some very amusing and some very appalling stories of their dealings with a real estate agent when purchasing a home. Now this article is not to bag real [Read more…]

From Nappies to Investment property – Identifying and Acting on those Missed Opportunities

We are all so focused on the money going out of our pockets that we sometimes don’t notice what’s coming in. When you think about it, there are many events in our lives when we do actually have a financial win, but because of our busy lifestyles, we don’t register them. It starts as early as when your children grow out of nappies. During the first [Read more…]

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