Property

A TREE CHANGE – is it for you?

Clean air, wide open spaces, and blissful peace and quiet. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place like that? Well, clearly many people feel the same, as we’re seeing more and more people through our offices in Gisborne and Launceston opting for a tree/sea change. We were curious, so ...
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Tips For Saving For Your First Home

The first question we get asked by most first home savers is, ‘what are your tips to save for our deposit?’ Some are aiming for a 20% deposit, and others are happy at ten percent, but all feel like they’re years away, especially as house prices rise while they try ...
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New rules explained to benefit first home buyers and downsizers

Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you.  Government proposals to improve housing affordability in Australia were passed through parliament on 7 December 2017. As part of the amendments, first home buyers will be given a tax concession through the ...
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Property Investment – Get your ducks in order first

The pitfalls of starting a property investment portfolio when all your other ducks aren’t in order. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned investor, there are still some major pitfalls you need to consider before leaping into investment property. It is true that any opportunity to increase your personal ...
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Is off-the-plan on the money?

With rising house prices, is buying off-the-plan for capital growth a good idea? When it comes to property investing, or any investment, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  AMP Capital’s Dr Shane Oliver suggests going in with your eyes open.  Reasons to buy off-the-plan Benefits can exist in ...
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Helping your kids buy a home

Increasing house prices are good news for property owners but can be a bit of a hurdle for people trying to get into the market.  If, like many of our clients, your goal is to help your children buy a home, there are a few ways you can help. Perhaps ...
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