HOW AN OFFSET ACCOUNT COULD CUT YEARS OFF YOUR HOME LOAN
Looking for ways to pay off your mortgage in record time? Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first home, an offset loan can help you reduce interest payments, save on tax and [...]
SOUND CHOICES: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BUILT-IN HOME AUDIO
Many people are opting for built-in home audio systems. But how do you know if it’s right for your home? We take you through the reasons to choose built-in, what to consider when planning,[...]
TOP OPTIONS FOR INSULATING YOUR HOME
Insulation can potentially save you big money on energy bills, keep your home comfortable and reduce your carbon footprint. It slows down the transfer of energy to and from your house, so it keeps winter warmth[...]
OVERCAPITALISING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO AVOID IT
As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad?
While adding a new deck or kitchen can increase the [...]
Budget 2017: Borrowers to be hit by $6.2bn bank tax
Rate hikes of 25bps could be on the way as banks say they have to pass on extra costs, but ACCC could intervene
A new tax on banks announced in Tuesday’s Federal Budget is likely to be [...]
Budget 2017: First Home Buyers to access super
Accessing $30,000 could speed up deposit saving by 25%, but also increase house prices, warn experts
First home buyers will be able to access superannuation savings to buy property, the Government [...]
RBA makes May 2017 cash rate call
The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced the decision of today’s monthly board meeting.
In what was a result anticipated by industry pundits, the RBA today decided to keep the official cash rate on hold [...]
NOISE REDUCTION TIPS WHEN YOU LIVE ON A MAIN ROAD
Block the traffic noise, mask it or both? Here are some great ways to get a deep sleep, from investment in plants and walls, to quick fixes and tweaks that work like a dream.
Create a sound [...]
YOUR GUIDE TO INVESTMENT PROPERTY LOANS
There are certain things to look out for when selecting and applying for a loan for your investment property. Here we look at the main differences, the most popular loan types, and how to get the best mortgage[...]
HOW TO SURVIVE A HOME RENOVATION WITH A BABY ON THE WAY
Renovating while expecting: canny timing or a serious case of total insanity? Understand the pros and cons and then decide if is this the right move for you.
It’s all in the [...]