fbpx
Rentvesting – what you need to know

Rentvesting – what you need to know

Rentvesting has become increasingly popular in recent times. What is Rentvesting Rentvesting is where you rent where you want to live and buy where you can afford. Simple.  To rent or buy? If you’re wondering whether it’s cheaper to rent or buy, the answer...
Now is the time to review your home loan

Now is the time to review your home loan

Here are four signs you may be overdue for a check-up. You’ve been with the same lender forever Interest rates are at historic lows and competition between lenders is high. That means there are plenty of red hot deals out there, particularly given the recent cash rate...
How your living expenses affect your borrowing power

How your living expenses affect your borrowing power

You may be surprised to discover that how much you spend on day-to-day living can considerably reduce the amount you are eligible to borrow, even if you are a high-income earner. Why do living expenses matter? Under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act (NCCP),...
5 reasons why first home buyers are back in the game

5 reasons why first home buyers are back in the game

Remember all the ‘smashed avocado’ media reports about how difficult it is for first home buyers to get into the market? Well now there’s good news! In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in first-home buyer activity in the property market. Here’s our take on why...
Election outcomes and negative gearing

Election outcomes and negative gearing

With the Federal Election to be held in May, property investors have to start thinking about the possible change in negative gearing policy and what future dynamics may play out if the Labour party get into power as expected. If, as expected, negative gearing will...
What does a ‘buyer’s market’ mean for you?

What does a ‘buyer’s market’ mean for you?

Some property market analysts are predicting average national home values could fall by 11 per cent in 2019 – and say home values in some suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney have already fallen by more than 10 per cent since they reached their peak in late 2017. Whilst...