NEWS & INSIGHTS

  1. Tile udreuzxif1wwhyhwn6vy

    Debt the Halls

    ​Christmas is a time when spending is on everyone’s mind and saving is far from it. You’ve got to find money for presents, the big lunch, pre-Christmas socialising and maybe even travel - it can get expensive.

  2. Tile v3yraf6yqfauwfan7qck

    Sex and Money

    Men and women deal with their finances differently. There are no surprises there. New qualitative research conducted by Professor Roslyn Russell at RMIT University in Melbourne has explored why women make the financial decisions they do. Professor Russell discovered the major factors behind most ...

  3. Tile opuzyoyqidjbi1szy7zc

    A beginner's guide to property investment

    ​Interest rates are at an attractive level, which has led many people to look towards investing in a rental property. But before you make your first investment you'll need to decide on a strategy: property type, location, and how you're going to fund it.

  4. Tile ihi1oyhzezmh8ulo0ruv

    Make the most of current interest rates

    ​It's easy to become comfortable with your home loan over a long period of time. While this can be a good sign to show that you're happy with the loan you have, it can also lead you to miss out on other things.

  5. Tile pe8chzhalxpywazdippn

    Why should I use a property manager?

    ​Many landlords have asked themselves at one time or another if they’d be better self-managing their investment property. It’s a question that’s especially relevant if a landlord’s had a negative experience with a property manager who failed to deliver the service they initially promised.

  6. Tile j8oyrbtarrxpk8ie62rf

    Consolidating your debt into your home loan

    ​Dealing with debt can be stressful. You might be managing multiple payments to different lenders or paying various interest rates across accounts. You may just have an outstanding credit card debt hanging over your head. Many people choose to consolidate their debt into their home loan to simpli...

  7. Tile pvi6cwiffluvppnxp79b

    Getting Home Loan Approval

    ​There are many ways to put yourself in a better position to get the right home loan for your needs. With the Reserve Bank looking at introducing loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions it’s never been more important to put your best foot forward when applying for a home loan.

  8. Tile lgc7yh0pfoiyuj6zlkfo

    What to Look for in a Property Manager

    ​Managing an investment property means more than simply collecting the rent. Yet even if that were the case, property managers would still be a great resource for owners. As it is, they can take care of much, much more.

  9. Tile n8oiyxnrr0yh92q59wg9

    Decorating on a Budget

    Whether you have a few hundred dollars for a room makeover, or tens of thousands, you'll need to plan carefully and make tough choices to meet your bottom line. Decorating on a budget isn't about being cheap; it's about being smart, making informed decisions and getting the best value for your mo...

  10. Tile bxytkmqzugtssjouw8dc

    A Warm Home At Cool Costs

    Winter is certainly here and the cold has got me researching how to keep my home warm in an energy and cost efficient way. There are several options to consider so I thought I would share the key points to ensure your home stays warm and cosy this season too.

  11. Tile qm3u59hichig3owpimat

    Tips to Increase Your Rental Returns

    ​There are several ways you can increase your rental returns without costly renovations. Here some cost effective tips to assist improve demand and rent for your investment property.

  12. Tile qohmeo99vxp18pgsviwt

    Weighing Up Positive and Negative Gearing

    ​There are positives and negatives to everything, including property investment strategies. If you are considering investing in property for the first time you probably have some questions around using a positive or negative gearing strategy.

  13. Tile rh3npjaxaxpcte52upqm

    Living Colourfully

    ​Because colour is so powerful we tend to look for rules for its use, but there are no hard and fast rules. How you use colour is a very individual and creative choice, but understanding how colour works will help you use it more effectively.