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RBA Holds Cash Rate: Now Is Best Time to Reduce Debt

In its second meeting for the year, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the interest rate at 2%, which hasn’t moved since May last year. What are the possible implications of the historic low rate, particularly for property investors? Slower Pace but Still Growing The RBA’s latest move was widely expected by many economists…

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Slow But Steady: Housing Values to Grow

Doomsayers have it all wrong — there is no housing bubble across Australia and a market crash is highly unlikely This is according to statistics by the CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Forecast Home Value Index which indicated slow and steady home values growth over the next two years. Positive Outlook International economists stirred up a storm…

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Choices Define Your Lifestyle: 4 Healthy Habits to Keep

“Habits maketh the person,” as the old adage goes. When it comes to living healthy, forming good habits is crucial. So what do healthy people do to stay in shape, apart from exercising regularly? Here are some important points to lead a healthier life: 1.     Seek balance The problem with diets is that they eliminate…

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Sydney Parking Space Now Costs More than a Luxury Car

A 15 square metre of parking space may not seem that much, but in the inner city of Sydney, it can cost more than a brand new Porsche Cayman GTS. One private parking space in the suburb of Potts Point is now turning heads with an asking price of $195,000. Prized Real Estate It’s almost…

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Negative Gearing: What’s In It for Mum and Dad Investors?

For many years, negative gearing has helped Mums and Dads to plan their retirement and make the most of the tax incentives available. Recently, however, negative gearing has taken the spotlight once again, as Labor released its proposed changes to the policy. Negative gearing has been contentious for both sides of the political spectrum as…

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Mortgage on Steroids: Is there a Home Loan Crisis?

Are banks being irresponsible in lending huge amounts of money to people who can’t pay it back? A special investigation by 60 Minutes has found that this just might be the case. From the Poster Child of Success One investor who used to be the poster child of financial success is now experiencing a reversal…

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Gold Coast Projects: A Ticket to a Housing Price Revival

Housing values in the Gold Coast are about to surge if the early indicators are anything to go by. With plans to build more infrastructure and the Commonwealth Games in 2018, the future of this Queensland city looks promising for interested investors. More Infrastructure Soon The Star Entertainment Group has recently revealed their plans to…

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Finding Their Dream Home: An Inspiring 11-Year Journey

How long are you going to search for your dream home? Will you settle for the next best thing or will you continue searching no matter how long it takes? One couple in East Ryde took a gamble and searched for more than a decade before they finally found the home they’ve been dreaming of.…

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Cut Spending or Suffer Economic Consequences, Says ACCI

The nation’s peak business chamber has spoken, and they’re calling for a shift in focus when it comes to spending. In its pre-budget submission on Monday, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) called for the government to curb spending, unless it wants to suffer the fate of Greece and Spain. Crippling Debt ACCI…

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Property Rental Maintenance: Making Your Home Safer

A good property investor knows that effective property management can go a long way to ensuring a successful investing future. It helps make good tenants stay and keeps the properties in good condition. So how do you prepare your property for the cooler weather? Tammy Goynich, property manager of Your Future Property Management, shares some…

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