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Owning a Property Cheaper than Renting on the Sunshine Coast

Owning a Property Cheaper than Renting on the Sunshine Coast

The rental market on the Sunshine Coast is so under supplied that rents are rapidly rising. In fact, the rental vacancy rate here is the lowest it has been for a very long time. Multiple applications are the norm for any rental properties that come on to the market,...

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Ugly Duckling no More – the Reinvention of Nambour

Ugly Duckling no More – the Reinvention of Nambour

In days gone by, Nambour struggled to compete with the coastal beaches of Noosa or the bright lights of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. Indeed, during its history, Nambour was mostly known as being the commercial hub for the region, as well as having one of the most...

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The Brisbane Property Market in 2021

The Brisbane Property Market in 2021

As a capital city market not traditionally prone to large swings in price, Brisbane was already well placed to weather a potential COVID-lead downturn – and the latest data proves its resiliency. That’s because the Queensland capital not only endured the challenges of...

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Do you Know the Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

Do you Know the Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

Somewhere in history, it became a commonly accepted “wisdom” that all debt was bad. Our parents worked their butts off during their lives to pay off their homes, because having a mortgage was something they believed should be done away with as quickly as possible....

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Cheap Money to Supercharge Property Markets

Cheap Money to Supercharge Property Markets

Once upon a time, not that long ago, we would “high five” each other when we secured an interest rate of 7%. In fact, before the GFC, the cash rate set by the Reserve Bank was 7%, so if you managed to get an interest rate of less than 10% from your bank, you were...

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It’s Time to Recharge, to Plan, and to Give Back

It’s Time to Recharge, to Plan, and to Give Back

In some ways, this year has dragged on, but in others it has flown by. Now, here we are, only a few weeks out from Christmas after one of the toughest years in living memory for all of us. With borders reopening and restrictions generally easing, there is every chance...

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Coast Border Boom about to Begin

Coast Border Boom about to Begin

Queensland is back open for business with the final border reopening on Tuesday to Sydneysiders and Melburnians. Over the past nine months, there has been plenty of conjecture on what the extended border closure might do to the state economy. However, the answer...

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How Emotion Can Stuff up Property Investment Selection

How Emotion Can Stuff up Property Investment Selection

The problem with the long-held property ownership dreams of many Aussies is emotion. We dream about becoming homeowners from such an early age, which means there are plenty of emotions attached to achieving our goal. When it comes to property investment, though,...

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How Payday Loans Can Affect Your Car Loan Application

How Payday Loans Can Affect Your Car Loan Application

By Emma Cichero I 6 November 2020 I Finance   A payday loan is cash fast to pay bills or make small purchases and are ultimately taken out as people are unable to fulfil current commitments using their regular income. When applying for a car loan, major lenders...

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Four Ways to Refinance your Loan more Quickly

Four Ways to Refinance your Loan more Quickly

By Chris Pullen, Blue Wave Finance Strategies With interest rates as low as 1.98% on offer, many homeowners and investors are considering refinancing to score themselves a much better deal. In fact, the 2020 PIPA Annual Investor Sentiment Survey found about 36% of...

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Vacant land demand soaring across the southeast

Vacant land demand soaring across the southeast

By Chris Pullen, Blue Wave Property Strategies You know what they say about land? They’re not building any more of it! And, there is currently less of it than there was six months ago across Southeast Queensland because buyer demand is so strong. A combination of...

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