Negative gearing and why people do it
01 July 2013

There are two main reasons people invest in a negatively geared property. Firstly, to save on tax, and secondly to generate an investment that will provide capital gain down the track.

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Using the equity in your home to invest again
24 June 2013

Low interest rates and a flat housing market may mean it’s a good time to use the equity in your home to invest in a second property.

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Sliding dollar could mean growth
21 June 2013

There are fresh hopes Australia's recently hard-hit export and manufacturing industries might get relief with the recent slide in the Aussie dollar, and further falls predicted.

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Fixed-rate loans all the rage
18 June 2013

Mortgage brokers are reporting a spike in borrowers switching to fixed-rate loans. With interest rates being so low, and possible further cuts to come, borrowers are looking to snap up the low rates on their loans for fixed terms while they can get it.

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How to avoid Lender's Mortgage Insurance (LMI)
14 June 2013

When buying a new property, the government’s stamp duty is not the only add-on cost the purchaser is faced with.

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