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How to Make Good Choices When Downsizing

Whether the kids have flown the nest or you’ve binged too much of that Netflix show about tidying up, there comes a time for all of us when less is more. How many unused, or spare, or junk rooms does one home need after all? How... more
7 tips to successfully nagivate the finances nof a shared house


7 tips to successfully navigate the finances of a shared house

All of us have shared a house at one point in our lives – usually the family home. However, once you reach adulthood and start to live your own life, sharing a house with others becomes a great solution for a whole rage of... more

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How to live closer to the city on your current income

Are you trying to live closer to the city, but can't envision how you'll be able to afford to on your current income? Don't worry, you're not alone. However, you can achieve your goals over the course of a few years without... more

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Four reasons investors should claim depreciation in 2017

As we start the New Year, many investors might be formulating their annual New Years resolutions. Investors often think about the ways they can reduce the costs of owning an investment property and wonder how they could boost the... more

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Closing the Deal

So, you’ve done your research, tightened your budget, secured your financing and found the property that you hope will become your new home. Now it’s time to close the deal! After all - shopping is fun but buying is the best... more

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Let’s Talk About Money: Financing Your New Home

One of the most daunting aspects of buying a new home is the cost of everything. That and the fact that this is probably the biggest purchase you will have made so far. It’s important to make a good decision when it comes to... more

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Essential reading: all about reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular as recognition grows among Australia’s seniors that they are living in homes that are rich in equity, even if they are strapped for cash. However, while reverse mortgages are an... more