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Rentvesting: a property investment strategy

Jun 25, 2019 2:09:00 PM Share this:

It’s the latest buzzword in the property industry: Rentvesting. Renting where you want to live, buying where you can afford to. And it’s proving a popular option, particularly amongst younger first home buyers who are keen to invest in their future without foregoing their lifestyle. So, what are the benefits of rentvesting and is it for everyone? Read on to find out.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, first home buyer, buying property, Second Home, finance health check, family trust, rentvesting

Top Tips For Buying Off Plan

Apr 17, 2019 11:18:09 AM Share this:

Buying off the plan is becoming an increasingly popular option for good reason. As well as getting a brand new home, you’re also buying at a set price and usually only need a small deposit. However, if you do decide to go down this route, it’s vital you go in with your eyes wide open. Here are some of the things you need to think about when buying off the plan, brought to you by our partners Mortgage Express.


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Topics: Newsletters, Buying Off-The-Plan, Buying Off-Plan, Australia Property, Australia Mortgage

How to Choose - Fixed vs. variable

Jun 12, 2018 8:31:08 AM Share this:

Should you lock in your interest rate for a fixed period? Or take a chance on interest rates dropping even further and choose a variable rate? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to these questions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of fixed and variable interest home loans.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Blog, property focus, Newsletter, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate

Buying and selling with bridging finance

May 3, 2018 1:25:53 PM Share this:

Timing is often a challenge when it comes to buying a new home and selling an existing one. In a perfect world, both transactions would happen simultaneously. In reality though, you could end up owning two properties while you sell your existing home. That’s where bridging finance comes in.


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Topics: Newsletters, Mortgage Broker, Bridging Finance, property focus, Australia Property, mortgage rates, Mortgage Debt

Gain loyalty by suggesting a tax depreciation schedule

May 3, 2018 10:20:04 AM Share this:

Claiming depreciation on an investment property can make a significant difference to a property investor’s cash flow.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Management Focus, Australia Property, BMT Tax Depreciation

Investing in property using a trust structure

Apr 9, 2018 3:29:48 PM Share this:

Property is a national pastime so it’s no surprise that property investment is one of the most popular choices for wealth creation.


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Topics: Blog, Australia Property, Conveyancing, Lawlab

Five essential marketing tools for your property

Mar 24, 2018 6:04:00 AM Share this:

The decision to sell is made, but how do you ensure potential buyers know your house could be their dream home? Here are five top marketing tools to help you get the best possible result for your sale.


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Topics: Blog, Australia Property

Managing that Christmas Debt Hangover

Feb 14, 2018 4:29:44 PM Share this:

Throughout December 2017, as a nation we spent an accumulative estimated $30 billion dollar on credit cards. While many of us don’t want to be a statistic, the fact is that nearly half of us won’t be able to reply our Christmas spending within the interest free period (55 days). 


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, Household Debt, Mortgage Express, Australia Property, saving tips

Invest smarter with a BMT Tax Depreciation Schedule

Feb 12, 2018 1:19:05 PM Share this:

Every investment property should have a tax depreciation schedule completed for it. By unlocking the cash flow potential in an investment property, owners can save thousands of dollars every year in their tax return. 


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Topics: tax depreciation, Summer, tips, Australia Property, Investing in Property

The December issue of Property Focus is here!

Dec 14, 2017 4:57:48 PM Share this:

This month's newsletter shares tips on insuring your home, plus getting the best exchange rate when buying or selling a property. 


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Topics: Australia, Blog, property focus, Newsletter, Australia Property, buying property, selling property