We’re seeing record high property sales prices, auction clearance rates and open home inspections combined with record low interest rates and it’s creating some real energy in the property market. The result is that the market is going a little bit crazy right now. Seachangers are flocking to regional and coastal areas, people are upsizing, [...]
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2021 certainly rolled around fast and we're already into our third month. How did that happen? There's a whole lot going on in the property market with huge demand growing right across Sydney and prices rapidly on the rise. If you're in a position to buy an investment property, now is a great time to [...]
The last 12 months have been different. We have adjusted to working from home, not working at all or being chaotically busy at work. Parents have had to figure out how to home school, entertain kids and keep them mentally and physically fit. We’ve all had to find new ways to socialise, stay connected, keep [...]
That’s a question we’re asked all too often and the answer is always the same at its most simple form. If it’s a good time for you to buy property, then it’s a good time to buy. There will always be exceptions and factors to take into consideration – such as the economy and the property market [...]
How are yours? When it comes to achieving a goal, what do you do to keep your eye on the prize? How do you keep yourself moving in the right direction - even through the temptations and challenges? Whether you're working towards a health and fitness goal, a career goal, a relationship goal or a [...]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the days in between are great days to save money - and to spend money. My advice... don't get carried away by the bargains if you weren't planning on buying them anyway. Especially if you're saving to buy your first home. It's important for first home buyers to keep [...]
The Great Australia Dream has always been to buy a home. In more recent years, it seems to have progressed to “buy two homes” - or more. Property investing is now such a highly desirable goal of so many Aussies that it’s become pretty commonplace and it seems that everyone is an expert on the [...]
Buying your first home is an exciting milestone in life. You've usually saved and worked towards this goal for ages - sometimes years! You’ve often made sacrifices to cut back on your spending, go on fewer holidays or stayed local, skipped expensive nights out. You’ve had a goal and a purpose and you’re now at the [...]
With all that's going on in the world and at home right now, I think one aspect that is really being highlighted is how resilient we are - or aren't. Do we have enough flexibility in our lives to make changes and carry on without too much upheaval? Do we have enough savings in reserve [...]
An offset account is a great tool to pay your home loan off faster, but only if you use it! An offset account is a savings account that is linked to your home loan. How it works is that whatever amount you have saved in your offset account is subtracted from the amount you owe [...]