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What Tax Deductions are Available for Investment Property ?

Investment property ownership is a popular long-term wealth strategy for Australians, delivering both a regular income stream and an asset that should appreciate in value over time. One-fifth of people in the country had at least one investment property in 2016 – up...

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Will Property Prices Fall in 2018 ?

In January 2017, CoreLogic’s monthly Home Value Index showed property prices across the country’s capital cities had risen 10.7 per cent year on year. However, the latest index reveals annual gains have more than halved to 5.2 per cent. Are homes becoming more...

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New Home Buyers find Horsley Park the Most Australian Suburb

New Home Buyers are favouring these sprawling residential estates, main-street gun shop and abundance of small churches which may bring to mind a town in America’s old wild west. But the Sydney suburb of Horsley Park – about 10 kilometres north-west of Liverpool in...

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More than a third of borrowers ignorant of interest rate

New survey data has revealed that nearly 40 per cent of Australian borrowers are unaware of their mortgage interest rate. Mortgage Choice’s Australian Financial Savviness Whitepaper has revealed that 38 per cent of respondents said that they did not know the interest...

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How can you protect your credit rating this Christmas?

The average Aussie spends nearly $600 on gifts for friends and family alone, according to Commonwealth Bank figures, with the cost of entertaining and feeding our loved ones bringing total expenditure up to almost $1,000 each. This generosity could have an impact on...

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Why millennials need to start saving.

There's always been a gap between the generations when it comes to homeownership - older people and their families in Australia have traditionally had greater means to buy property than their younger counterparts. And if you believe the latest research, that gap is...

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Is now the right time to refinance?

If you've got a home loan and you're looking ahead to many, many years of making hefty repayments, it's only natural to look around for a better deal. Countless Australians are wondering right now whether it's a good time to refinance. How do you know if now is the...

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When is refinancing your home loan the right choice?

Refinancing a home loan – or moving your mortgage to a new provider – can sometimes save you real money. But you should always look beyond the headline interest rate to work out the real cost of switching. Refinancing happens when you move your home loan from your...

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