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Monthly Archive for July, 2015

The new financial year is the monetary equivalent of January 1 – a time to take stock, a time for plans and resolutions, a time for changes. The financial review that inevitably accompanies the approach of June 30 and tax time is a great opportunity to also review property holdings and plan any changes. In […]

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Everyone who owns property has one burning question: will my house increase in value this year? Of course no one, not even the most experienced real estate agent, can answer that question categorically. But there are a number of factors that enable us to predict which areas are more likely than others to show an […]

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We all know the value of a few well-placed pieces to really make a room ‘pop’. A really great cushion, rug, art-piece or a statement chair can make all the difference but where to start? Choosing pieces to pull a room together can be stressful especially if your talents lie elsewhere. Perhaps we lack the […]

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The Importance of Trust

A vital component in any relationship, be it business or personal, is trust. Thus when looking and deciding on a real estate agent to sell your home or investment property, trust should play an important role. Asking questions will help you decide if you trust an agent or not. Check references, ask for a guarantee, […]

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RBA Leaves Rates on Hold

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but some key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago. This trend appears largely to reflect increased supply, including from Australia. Australia’s terms of trade are falling […]

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It’s tax time, and every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial position. The Australian Tax Office has recently introduced a series of helpful online videos aimed at helping investment property owners understand their tax obligations and provides information on possible tax deductions. Here are five examples of ways to […]

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