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The Smart Investor Swims Against the Current!

The Smart Investor Swims Against the Current!

Are you a smart investor? Or do you follow the herd of sheep – or maybe you are a fish mindlessly swimming along with the current? I want you to start thinking like a shark, going against the current, being the top predator and ruling the ocean, or in this case...

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Every Broker is the same right?

Every Broker is the same right?

As some of you may know – well over 50% of mortgages these days are taken care of by a broker and, well, why not? We are in the industry that can offer you the best package / rate / product to suit your needs. Some might argue that all brokers have access to all...

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Check Out These Tax Tips – Get Planning For Next Year

Check Out These Tax Tips – Get Planning For Next Year

So Tax time is upon us again (where has the year gone?!) If you have been following our blog posts you will have used all our Tax tips throughout the year to maximise your returns and be smiling all the way to the tax man. As it’s fresh in your mind we thought...

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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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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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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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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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