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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

Stewart Bunn

Five depreciation facts when renovating

It’s easy to see Australian’s have a passion for property renovation. All you need to do is switch on the television and you’ll find evidence in the number of home shows dominating our screens. A large number of property... more

Stewart Bunn

These 10 reno tips could save you $10,000!

If you’re considering how you can get the best return for your property dollar, here are ten renovation tips that could be worth up to ten grand. 1. Saving is earning Savings on energy and water bills will pay down your mortgage... more