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Living Alone, It’s the Next Best Thing.

July 27, 2018

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When we think of living alone we think of loneliness, boredom, alienation and so on. But drop that stigma and start thinking of it differently. Studies from the University of Michigan have come out to show that people who live alone are more social then those who live with others. These residents are more inclined […]

Natural Disasters: What to do when disaster strikes

July 20, 2018

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When a natural disaster hits, it can leave you in a state of shock and feeling uneasy as you try to figure out how to fix all the damage has done. NSW Fair Trading services have been able to set up urgent repair services for when you aren’t able to get in contact with anyone […]

A Grade, B Grade or C Grade? How does your property scale up?

July 13, 2018

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When it comes to buying or selling a property, we set ourselves up with a list of the must haves and the must not haves. With that criterion we search for our dream properties through the whole market and can come across different properties that reach different points of our wants and needs. These differences […]

Can We Really Afford Where We Live?

July 5, 2018

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We all want to be able to live in the prime suburbs of Sydney, those ones that are just minutes away from all the fun and excitement of the big smoke, But can we really afford it? To be able to live a comfortable and rental stress free life we should only be spending maximum […]

5 tips on how to buy property in a falling market

June 21, 2018

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With house prices declining for the first time in years, here’s what you need to know to get the best out of the property market. Buying a property in Australia used to be simple. You would buy as soon as you can, spend as much as you could afford and the market would take care […]

Almost One in Ten Australians live in Apartments

June 14, 2018

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There is about 2.6 million strata title lots across Australia with an insured value of  4955bn, according to a landmark report by the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales Sydney. The Strata data has previously been difficult to compile, as state and territory agencies each record the information different in […]

How do interest rates affect you?

June 6, 2018

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If your looking to buy an investment property or saving for your first home, you need to be aware of the RBA’s interest rate and how it affects the economy. But mostly what does it mean for you? What is the RBA? The Reserve Bank of Australia is a body corporate. It’s owned by the Commonwealth of Australia. […]

More home prices forecast to fall in Sydney

May 30, 2018

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Sydney’s housing market could turn into a bargain frenzy this winter, with housing experts predicting prices will fall even further than they already have. The median price of a home has already dropped 2.1 per cent since the start of 2018 but new projections from property analysts SQM Research revealed more falls could be on […]

Is it time to bag a bargain in Sydney?

May 23, 2018

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House hunters have been given a once in a decade opportunity to get a better home deal in Sydney’s middle-ring suburbs. The Daily Telegraph revealed demand from property seekers have fallen in many of the suburbs within a 10-30km radius of the Sydney CBD over the past year. This has coincide with a high rise in the […]

The changing costs of housing and traveling

May 15, 2018

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You’ll never own a home if you keep going on all those holidays! Most parents tell their Millennial children who are busy packing for another get away. You might have found yourself on the giving or receiving end of these words more than once.   Travel has become so cheap, relative to property, that it […]

Three tips to help pay off your mortgage early

May 8, 2018

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If you are one of the many Australians trying to pay off a mortgage as quickly as possible, these three tips are for you. 1. Round up the repayments Look at your mortgage repayment and round it up. For example if your monthly repayment is $2151, however if you pay $2200, that could save a year […]

Five Mothers day gift ideas

May 2, 2018

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Every Sunday on the second weekend in May we celebrate Mothers day by showing our appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. Its a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. With Mothers day just around the corner […]

Should parents start charging teenage children board?

April 26, 2018

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New research has revealed that Aussie parents should start charging their kids rent once they turn 19. According to a survey of 2085 Australians aged 16 or older conducted by comparison site finder.com.au, 22 per cent of those aged 25-29 are still living at home. The survey asked at what age adult children should start paying board.Not […]

Today’s young will retire as renters

April 19, 2018

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Sydney’s millennial generation are in danger of renting into their late 40s and even becoming retiree renters, housing experts have warned. The predictions have followed a report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute showing a 38 per cent spike in the number of households renting over the past decade. The growth was an […]

5 tips for first home buyers

April 12, 2018

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Buying your first home can give you a range of different emotions such as exciting, daunting, intimidating and downright a terrifying experience. Not only are you up against all the other first time buyers trying their luck, but you’re also bidding against people who have bought numerous times before. Investors and property developers are making […]

Five mistakes buyers make when purchasing a property

April 5, 2018

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There are five common mistakes home buyers make. Buying a property can be both an exciting and stressful time, particularly if you’ve never been in the market before and it can be difficult to know what the right and wrong thing to do is. FALLING IN LOVE Falling madly in love with a home and […]

4 things to do in Sydney this Easter Long Weekend

March 28, 2018

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1. Sydney Royal Easter Show Friday 23rd March 2018 to 3rd April 2018, The Sydney Royal Easter Show delights people of all ages with the biggest celebration of the country. First held in 1823, the Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average. At the show you can enjoy twelve […]

3 ways to invest in off the plan apartments

March 21, 2018

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Whether you’re interested in starting your investment portfolio, entering the housing market for the first time, or expanding an existing portfolio, you want to be sure you’re getting great value for money and a positive return. There are many factors that can affect a property’s long term growth. 1. Location The importance of selecting a […]

Saving for a deposit for a Sydney home has become next to impossible for single buyers

March 15, 2018

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A new financial data has reveled that saving for a house deposit in Sydney has become difficult for single home buyers on an average wage and would even take higher income earners decades to save.     A typical Sydney house is now close to $900,000. The analysis estimated what a buyer saving for a […]

Should negative gearing be put to an end?

March 8, 2018

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Negative gearing is an active part of Australian investors lives. Negative gearing is the practice of investing borrowed money as to result in a loss that can be claimed as a tax deduction. Simply put, it means borrowing money to buy an asset. In the case of property, you have taken out a loan to […]