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First Home Owners Grant Extended

First Home Owners Grant Extended

Instead of scrapping the First Home Owners Grant (formerly called the Great Start Grant), the Queensland Government have extended it until the end of the year! So if you are a first home buyer you could be eligible for benefits of up to $28,750! No, that is NOT A...

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Fixed Rates VS Variable Rates

Fixed Rates VS Variable Rates

Choosing the right home loan with the best interest rates can help you save thousands of dollars. It is so important to concentrate on comparing and contrasting home loans and rates to determine which one meets your individual requirements and needs before making your...

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World of Pain for Property Investors!

World of Pain for Property Investors!

If you are currently a property investor or looking to invest in property in Australia the rules have recently changed. Some of you that already have investment loans will have seen the banks raise the interest rates, outside any rate rise by the Reserve Bank of...

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Statistics Are IN! Sea / Tree Changes Are Where It’s At

Statistics Are IN! Sea / Tree Changes Are Where It’s At

Every year data is released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the national migration across Australia. The latest publication is showing that a growing number of interstate migrations are those looking for a sea / tree change or are heading to the outskirts of...

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Tax Depreciation Schedule – What is it & Should I Get One?

Tax Depreciation Schedule – What is it & Should I Get One?

Lets start with what Tax Depreciation actually is??  It is what happens to an item over time – the item looses its value due to wear & tear. This can be from household appliances to the actual house itself. Just like you claim depreciation on your car for...

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The Budget 2017- What Investors Need To Know

The Budget 2017- What Investors Need To Know

This is a great article by the Australian giving a summary of the budget 2017 and what it means to the Property Investor. For the active investor this week’s federal budget hits a remarkable spectrum of issues: few stones were left unturned by Treasurer Scott Morrison...

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Do You Suffer From BANK Pain?

Do You Suffer From BANK Pain?

Bank pain, we’ve all had it at one stage of our financial life – but what have we done about it? Some people complain about it at their local branch and maybe get a fee refunded or waived every now and then. Some people just like complaining about it to...

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Welcome On Board Nikki!

Welcome On Board Nikki!

Blue Wave has been under the pump lately putting all your finance deals together so we have decided to expand our finance arm and have welcomed Nikki Ireland on board! Nikki has worked in the ­financial industry for more than four years and holds a Certi­ficate 3 in...

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Are we in a Property Bubble?

Are we in a Property Bubble?

What is a property bubble? Well, all the talk in the media is that property prices are too high and we are going to hit this massive wall and there is going to be this mighty property crash, the bubble will pop and the price of properties will fall up to 50%. Is this...

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Here are 10 Tips To Help You Prepare For Tax Time

Here are 10 Tips To Help You Prepare For Tax Time

It is fast coming up that time of year again! There are many items and or situations that are tax deductible that you may not know about. These can save you precious pennies come tax time! Here are just a few tips we thought we would share with you all on saving the...

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Victorian Government Scraps Stamp Duty

Victorian Government Scraps Stamp Duty

The Victorian Government has recently announced a range of initiatives aimed at making housing more affordable for first-home buyers. Stamp duty will undergo major reform, with two significant changes set to affect the off the plan industry. Up until now, stamp duty...

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How to Exit the Rate Race!

How to Exit the Rate Race!

Well 2017 has kicked off in a big way, it’s going to be a massive year and we are already a quarter  down. What have you done to better yourself or how have you helped others? Have you set your goals for 2017 and is your vision board filled with pictures, dreams...

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