NEWS & INSIGHTS

As home finance experts, we love keeping Australians like you up to speed on finance news, home advice and tips to grow your wealth.

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    Renovation Bliss

    Budget its one word that strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of almost anyone with a renovation dream. By investing a small amount of money, very little effort and virtually no time you can have an interior designer deliver a professional level design with drawings, as well as the project...

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    Top Tax Tips

    Tax is this months buzz word and can often be daunting if you are not in the know' and when you run your own business the last thing you need is negative financial surprises. Read the following tax tips to help make your 2011 end of financial year as pain-free as possible.

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    Invest in a Small Business Plan

    Starting your own small business isn't easy and, rapid growth and changes to demand can also make it difficult. One of the most common reasons why new small businesses fail is that there was no realistic or workable business plan. The key is to get started on a business plan.

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    Loan Market Announced in Top 25 Brokerages 2010

    Australia's leading brokerages have been recognised in The Adviser's 2010 Top 25 Brokerages report, partnered by RP Data. At number one was broking group Mortgage Choice while Aussie and Loan Market charged up the list to take second and third places respectively. Loan Market Chief Operating...

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    Property Development and Maximising Your Profits

    Property development and architecture might seem unlikely partners, but there are times and particular investments when the two fit together like a hand in a glove. To fully understand the benefits of architectural design in property development, we first need to understand that there are many...

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    RBA Holds Rates for Fifth Month

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has made the right decision to keep official interest rates on hold, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Chief Operating Officer Dean Rushton said mortgage holders would be relieved the RBA board had maintained the cash rate at 4.75 per cent....

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    Your Home Loan and Your Family

    When obtaining a home loan , each borrower (mortgagor), will be provided by their lender (mortgagee), a set of loan documents with their terms and conditions setting out, among other details, a list of the mortgagee's fees and charges. Residential property loans are regulated by the National...

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    Top Tips for Auction Season

    Auctions can be daunting, but according to Chief Auctioneer Sam Kelso from Ray White for the most part they are a good, sure way to do business. He has some top tips for vendors and buyers when it comes to auctions: For vendors: You have more control as a seller. Advertising is important, you...

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    RBA Holds Rates

    Struggling consumers and retailers need the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to forget about raising official interest rates this year, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Chief Operating Officer Dean Rushton said it was pleasing to see the RBA board today maintain the cash rate...

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    Subdivide and Conquer

    Many mortgage holders have been skimping and saving hard all their life to realise the Australian dream of owning their own home. Subdividing your land can be a smart wealth creation strategy. However, there are a few key considerations such as how to get started and the question that makes many...

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    Stock Market Indices Accumulation Indices

    When looking at the stock market today, we are highly likely to hear of the change in the broad price indices, probably the 'All Ordinaries' price index or the 'S&P/ASX 200' price index. It is important to understand that these indices measure only price change. That means that they are measu...

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    Property Buyers Don't Risk Thousands

    Chris White Director at Prosper Group interviews John Maglisfrom Macquarie Building Consultantsand Engineersto help save property buyersthousands. As professional property buyersyou may be aware of the potential hidden costs associated with buying property . John Maglis estimates that 20% of...

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    Be Prepared When Budgeting for a New Home

    Thinking of buying a home? There are a number of extra costs you may not have budgeted for. A good budget is an essential component of financial freedom and can be the key to finally realising the purchase of your first home. Find out what is in a good budget and get assistance with planning your...