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Got a spare pineapple? Pay off your mortgage faster

Reckon you could scrounge together an extra $50 each week to pay off your mortgage? If so, latest modelling shows the average household with a $400,000 loan could save $46,992 and pay off their home loan four years faster.

By |2019-07-18T08:48:52+00:00July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Got a spare pineapple? Pay off your mortgage faster

Housing affordability the best it’s been since 1999: HIA

Great news for home buyers - housing affordability is the best it’s been since 1999, according to new data released by the nation’s peak housing and building body.

By |2019-07-11T08:39:12+00:00July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Housing affordability the best it’s been since 1999: HIA

What the cash rate cuts mean for other areas of your finance

Whenever the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) changes the official cash rate we all hear about how it will impact home loans. But it affects many other areas of finance and the economy, which we’ll look into today.

By |2019-07-04T08:50:57+00:00July 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What the cash rate cuts mean for other areas of your finance

Granny flat could boost your property value by 30%

Backyard cricket pitch not getting much of a workout these days? Sick of your weekends being taken up with mowing and gardening? Installing a granny flat could be a lucrative solution - boosting the value of your home by 30% and adding around 27% to rental income.

By |2019-06-27T08:39:58+00:00June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Granny flat could boost your property value by 30%

How to find a bank with strong corporate social responsibility

Yes, we’re well aware that this may sound like an oxymoron to some! But cheeky jokes aside, this is a question we’ve been increasingly receiving. So today we thought we’d look into what good corporate social responsibility means, and how you can find it in a bank.

By |2019-06-20T05:32:29+00:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to find a bank with strong corporate social responsibility

Is the housing market finally about to reach rock bottom?

‘Are we there yet?’ That seems to be the million dollar question on everyone’s lips. Today we’ll take a look at whether or not the property market is finally starting to stabilise, as well as when we might start seeing some positive changes in the market.

By |2019-06-13T08:28:36+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is the housing market finally about to reach rock bottom?

Getting hounded by ATO impersonators? Don’t get scammed this tax season

Tax time is just around the corner, which means ATO impersonators are pulling out their bag of tricks to try and scam you. Here are the main scams currently doing the rounds.

By |2019-06-06T08:27:25+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting hounded by ATO impersonators? Don’t get scammed this tax season

Your home is not perfect: the value of pest and building inspections

They say that home is where the heart is. And it’s true that we spend so much of our time, money and emotions in our homes. So it can be hard to truly look at them and think that something could be wrong.

By |2019-05-30T07:09:38+00:00May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your home is not perfect: the value of pest and building inspections