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Pawfect sale: Could you dog help sell your home?

May 3, 2019


SOURCE: The Advertiser AUTHOR: Lydia Kellner MAN’S best friend has become the latest sales tool for South Australian property agents who have found the pawfect approach to helping buyers fall for homes on the market. Case in point is two-year-old Weimaraner Frankie who has become the star of the show in Walkerville, where his owners […]

Why you should use a mortgage broker?

February 27, 2019


SOURCE: Sydney Morning Hearald AUTHOR: Mark Bouris   Last week I was involved in an event called National Finance Brokers Day, which made me stop and think. In the midst of historical low rates, more home loan products available than ever before and the real estate market a perpetual topic of conversation for all Australians, I […]

19 Ways to Save in 2019!

January 15, 2019


Source: mozo.com.au Author: Evie Weily DATE: Jan 3, 2019 The new year is a great time to assess your finances and to come up with ideas to save money. Whatever 2019 has in store for you, here are 19 easy ways that you can save on energy, lifestyle, travel and banking expenses. Go green! #1. […]

EXPERT EYE: How to boost your home's value and potential

October 24, 2018


Author: Adrian Ramsay  Online Publication: Houzz  Date: October 15, 2018 When looking to optimise your property’s value and potential, the first thing to decide is if you’re looking through the lens of a home owner or an investor. Why? Because your approach is likely to differ depending on whether you want to live in a […]

The truth about living in Sydney: Everyone has an escape plan

August 13, 2018


If you were at a party with 20 or 30-something Sydneysiders four years ago, the dominant conversational topic was getting into the property market. AUTHOR: Andrew P Stewart | ABC News Date: 14 Mar 2018. It seemed like every person spent their weekends scouring the real estate pages and attending auctions to the point where they could […]

Northern Beaches Update

May 8, 2018


In March 2018, the NSW Government as part of its planning for 2056, adopted the Greater Sydney Region Plan and its accompanying Northern Sydney District Plan.  Sydney’s plan creates three connected city zones; Eastern Harbour, Central River and Western Parkland. For the northern beaches community the Northern Sydney District Plan foreshadows; Building of the Western […]

Annual house price growth in Sydney is now falling in real terms

February 13, 2018


Residential property prices continue to fall in Sydney. Source: businessinsider.com.au Author: David Scutt Feb 12, 2018 Photo by Mark Tipple / Barcroft Media / Getty Images According to CoreLogic, prices in Australia’s largest and most expensive housing market fell by a further 0.2% last week, extending the losses over the past month to 1%. The […]

Getting your kids into the market

November 29, 2017


The Sydney property market is tough, but there are a few options to help your kids crack it For many young people, the property market is a tough nut to crack, so it’s not surprising that more and more parents are helping their children get into the property market. In this article, we’ll share how […]

Property Investment 101

September 18, 2017


Property is a popular long-term investment choice among many Australians. While shares and the stock market can feel a touch unfamiliar and overwhelming, property is often seen as an easier to understand option. But there are still things to consider before you take the investment property plunge. Why is property so popular? Australians love investing […]

Does a swimming pool really add value to your property?

September 6, 2017


Another summer is nipping at our heels, what better way to keep the family cool by installing a swimming pool in the backyard. But is this investment a wise one? While the lifestyle benefits are undeniable – exercise, entertainment, and even relaxation – the question remains, does a pool really add value to your property? […]

Negative gearing essentials: what you need to know

August 9, 2017


Over recent years negative gearing has been labelled as an excellent investment strategy, in the media and amongst would be property investors. But what exactly is negative gearing? And is it right for you? Borrowing to buy Put simply, gearing means borrowing money to buy an asset. When it comes to property, it means taking […]

7 Cryptocurrency Predictions From the Experts

July 31, 2017


Source: fortune.com Robert Hackett Jul 25, 2017 Fortune convened some top cryptocurrency entrepreneurs,  venture capitalists, bankers, and others to chat about the future of digital money at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. last week. A select group met at the Aspen Institute for a breakfast roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning. Headliners on the panel included Balaji Srinivasan, […]

I tried Acorns, the app that turns your spare change into investments

July 9, 2017


Source: Business Insider Australia | Author: Harry Tucker | Published: Mar 5, 2016 Acorns, the spare-change investment app, launched in Australia and in three weeks the fintech startup announced it had more than 50,000 local signups, exceeding the comparative growth rate when it launched in the US. The app links with your bank account and credit […]

Property investors should expect more interest rate pain

July 5, 2017


Author: Clancy Yeates – The Sydney Morning Herald | Published Thursday July 3, 2017 | Photo: Wayne Taylor For all the political heat on banks, the last few weeks have shown toxic relations with government are no barrier to an old-fashioned unilateral hike in interest rates. The big difference this time around is banks have been more tactical about it, […]

Real estate correction, not crash, forecast as house prices fall: CoreLogic

June 8, 2017


Author: Business reporter Michael Janda | Published Thursday June 1, 2017 | Photo: ABC NWS Ian Cutmore One of Australia’s leading property analysts is predicting price falls of up to 10 per cent in the east coast capitals as the housing boom starts rolling over. Key points: Property prices in Sydney fell by 1.3pc in May, Melbourne […]

What will sink the housing market and drown property investors?

May 31, 2017


Article: ABC News Published May 29, 2017 | Author: Business Reporter Michael Janda A growing number of middle-of-the-road, mainstream economists and policymakers now acknowledge that Australia has a housing bubble. ASIC’s Greg Medcraft got in early, and repeated his warning this year, but Treasury secretary John Fraser and former Liberal leader John Hewson have also […]

An architect has drawn up plans for an edible city he calls Willy Wonka’s Woolloomooloo

March 29, 2017


A CITY so good you could eat it — that’s part of one architect’s $8 billion vision to transform Woolloomooloo from a “slum” into a modern day Shangri-La. David Vago’s “edible city” concept includes market gardens on most rooftops — 24,000 square metres of them. It also provides for 20,000 square metres of edible vertical […]

Is your current home bursting at the seams with a big family and lots of stuff?

January 9, 2017


It could be time to upsize! Remember when it was just you, and your studio apartment was sufficient? Maybe now it’s two of you and you need a two-bedroom apartment? Or perhaps your small family is growing and your once comfortable home is now stretched at the seams. In this article, we discuss all the […]

The ultimate guide to making an offer on your next property

October 16, 2016


Buying a home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Is this the right one for you? Can you afford it? Or maybe you’re in that frustrating situation of looking for some time but keep getting pipped at the post by other buyers? In this article, we discuss everything you need to know before you make […]

Boost your property fortune with Feng Shui

September 6, 2016


Based on the idea of harmonising elements within the environment, the Chinese philosophical system of Feng Shui isn’t a flash in the pan trend. The centuries-old tradition, closely linked to Daoism, has been around for a very long time. Recently, with the intention of boosting sales to the Chinese market (as well as maximising their […]