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4 habits of successful property investors

West Australians love investing in property, and it’s no wonder why. The Perth property market offers a myriad of opportunities to potentially grow wealth, irrespective of one’s professional background or skillset. However, there are certain habits that successful property investors often have in common. Let’s take a look. They are proactive about self-education In order…

Perth property market update

When will the Perth Property market return to growth? With so much focus on the NSW and Victorian property in media it is important to understand Australia has many individual property markets and Perth has been doing it tough for many years now.    You may recall way back in 2006, Perth's median property prices…

Neat ideas for renovating a small home

Last year, the Federal Government introduced down-sizing incentives aimed at the baby-boomer set.  Add this to rising capital city property prices that give just about everyone an incentive to cash-in on their big home, and it’s not surprising that more and more people are looking for smaller, less expensive places to live. However, when faced…

Should I buy an investment property?

To buy an investment property in 2018, or not to buy? With more than 15% of Australian taxpayers owning at least one investment property, it’s a big question on many people’s minds right now. So, what’s the answer? Last year saw some major curveballs thrown to property investors, which may have left you wondering whether…

6 questions to ask your mortgage broker

Did you know that your mortgage broker can help you with a lot more than a home loan? Mortgage brokers are qualified as ‘credit advisors’, so we can be of great benefit to you in a variety of different ways when it comes to your finances. To start you thinking about maximising your financial goals…

10 Top Caravan Holiday Tips

Wish you could take longer holidays and spend more of the summer in the great outdoors? Caravanning is a great way to make the most of your holiday budget and is increasing in popularity. Last year, we Australians made more than 11 million trips and spent more than 51 million nights in our caravans and…

What to look for in an investment property

Buying an investment property can be a clever way to build wealth for your future. There are government incentives that make this form of investment great for mum and dad investors - such as the potential to claim back losses as a tax deduction. So, how do you go about finding the right property for…

3 things every new landlord needs to know

Buying your first investment property is exciting, but it also comes with new responsibilities. When you’re on your L-plates as a new landlord, it’s important to be aware of your rights and obligations and those of your tenants. Here are some of the essential things that you should know. 1) Go it alone, or use…

How to beat the urge to splurge

Christmas is just over the horizon and decorations are already starting to appear at the local shops. It’s a time of year where it’s almost common practice to splurge so it is time for a Christmas budget !  Marketers are all working hard to encourage you to buy, buy, buy and you may have already…

What is the best time of the year to sell your home?

When selling your home, your main objective is to get the best possible price. So when should you put it on the market? Does the time of year make a difference? The answer is that it depends on the property itself. The time of year can make a difference in some cases, however the location…