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Is Transport Infrastructure Important When Investing?

Have you heard what is going on in Queensland and the South East….. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast? We are having a transport infrastructure boom!      There is the new second runway at Brisbane Airport being built which will bring millions of new...

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What is the best time of year to buy a house?

While spring is renowned as the time that sellers dust off their properties and place them on the market, this doesn’t mean it is necessarily the best time for buyers to go shopping. One of the biggest issues with shopping in spring is the flood of other buyers...

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Mum and Dad Investors Make $120k on First Property Deal!

I wanted to tell you about a story about one of my clients. The typical Mum and Dad investors – a working couple who wanted to get ahead and did not know where to start. Both husband and wife have been working hard all their lives and have just about paid off...

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Why Invest in The Sunshine Coast?

We are constantly asked where is the best region in Australia for property investors.  So we researched the nation to find the most promising locations and keep coming back to the same region………… The Sunshine Coast. The fundamentals you always...

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Stop and Smell the Roses

I write this weeks blog post from Adelaide where I am heading to a conference in the Barossa – not a bad place for a conference I thought! I arrived a couple of days early as I have not been to Adelaide before and wanted to check the place out. Pretty cool city,...

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Brisbane – Australia’s next ‘World City’

It’s Queensland’s metropolitan jewel and has hopes of soon stepping onto the international stage as Brisbane – Australia’s next ‘World City’ There are a number of development projects announced or underway in Brisbane that are projected to be...

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Winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics!

Did you love watching the Olympics over the last few weeks? I did, I love watching the joy and emotions of the biggest sporting event in the world! I would like to congratulate all the athletes that went to Rio to participate in the Olympics this year.  Whether they...

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Cash Rate Drops to New Low of 1.5%

With a newly formed government now in power, and extremely weak inflation levels, the Reserve Bank of Australian (RBA) has decided to reduce the official cash rate by 25 points, taking it to the new historical low of 1.5%. Governor Glenn Stevens of the RBA had this to...

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Credit Rating – Home Buyers Unaware of Consequences

  Young Aussies are being tagged with a bad credit rating without realising, as students and housemates get caught up in unpaid bills and shared debts. The Consumer Action Law Centre is warning our youth that the black marks on their credit report can last up to...

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Over Supply of Units Eminent

With the up coming over supply of completed units, now is probably not the time to be investing in apartments and units. The below article from core logic goes into great detail about the number of units and houses being started and completed. There is a huge over...

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7 Steps to Successful Savings

Step 1: Figure out how much you actually earn in your hand We all know how much we are on, but once you take out tax and superannuation, the end figure can look quite different to what you might have thought. You may also need to consider other sources of income like...

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