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Latest: Property Market Update

Latest: Property Market Update It’s no secret that the West Australian property market has been challenging over the past few years. Interest rates are at historical lows and house prices have been declining which has provided great opportunity for first home buyers wanting to get into the market. However, this has caused some concern with […]

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Investors Affected with the Introduction of Tougher Regulations on Investment Lending.

The APRA (Australian Prudential Regulatory Association) has announced that they are cracking down on investment lending in an attempt to slow the rise of property prices. The decision comes amid concerns over the Sydney and Melbourne housing price bubble.  Investment lending has been steadily on the rise and currently makes up 50% of the mortgage industry […]

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2015 Federal Budget: The Winners and Losers

Following last years controversial budget, Treasurer Joe Hockey announces a win for small businesses, a focus on health and a crackdown on student loans in the new federal budget. Here’s a breakdown of the winners and losers. Business A 1.5% tax rate discount for small businesses, as well as a $20,000 tax deduction for assets purchased […]

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Keep the Dog and Dodge the Mortgage Missile During a Divorce

Are you one of the 49,000 couples in Australia that are going to file for divorce this year? Divorce is often a challenging experience and can be emotionally and financially taxing for all parties involved as our good friends Bruce and Sharon recently discovered. Read on to find out how they survived the messy minefield of divorce […]

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