10 October 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Mum and Dad, you want me out of the house?

…here’s how you can help! Parents want to assist their children to achieve the great Australian dream of home ownership. It is reported that 8 in 10 parents are prepared to lend a hand by providing some form of financial support in an effort to help their children enter the property market. This financial support […]

10 October 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Are you a savvy property purchaser?

Tim Lawless – National Research Director RP Data Australian consumers have grown to be exceptionally educated when it comes to researching the property market. Not a day goes by when there isn’t an article in the media reporting some aspect of the property market. Information providers like MyRP Data make researching the local marketplace much […]

10 October 2012 ~ 68 Comments

Do you have the right things covered?

Did you know? More than three out of four Australians will be diagnosed with a serious illness in their working life¹ One in five working age parents will die or become seriously ill or injured² One third of women and a quarter of men will suffer from some form of cancer during their lifetime³ However: […]

10 October 2012 ~ 51 Comments

Crossing the Simpson

In July 2012, Australia’s Desert Woman, Samantha Gash, ran 379km across the Simpson Desert. With this incredibly expansive and dry desert spanning the corners of three Australian states – Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland – completing this challenge was no easy feat. Containing the world’s longest parallel sand dunes, Samantha ran and crawled up […]

10 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

What will happen when your sick leave runs out?

Despite the fact that almost every working Australian has some level of life insurance cover within their super, Australia has proved to be one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world. 83% of people insure their car, but only 31% insure their most important asset — their income. “Income protection insurance protects you […]

10 October 2012 ~ 610 Comments

Enjoy that new car smell longer!

There is something special about buying a brand new vehicle – the smell… the pristine paint… the purring of a well times and perfectly balanced motor… do how do you ensure that feeling is not sourced as you drive out of the car dealership? Car dealership can very high pressured sales environment. the sales person […]

09 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Most frequently asked co-ownership questions

What happens if I want to sell my portion? There are many options if you find that you either want or need to sell your co-owned property. It is in everyone’s best interest to invest in a co-ownership agreement prior to purchasing the property. Options should be included in the agreement to ensure agreement has […]

09 October 2012 ~ 2 Comments

You can buy with a little help from your friends

For many first home buyers and investors the affordability crisis is putting the dream of owning their own home or investment property out of reach. We all know that Australia’s housing market is one of the least affordable in the world1. Housing affordability is affected by many factors including slow land releases and overly restrictive […]

10 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

What goes down, must come up?

Official interest rates look set to stay on hold for the foreseeable future after Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens declared the balance between growth and inflation was about right. Mr Stevens said most economic data showed Australian economic growth over the past 12 months managed to stay at an average pace, despite some headwinds. He […]

05 December 2011 ~ 592 Comments

Being prepared for Finance over Bank Holidays

With all the chaos over the Christmas and new year break, many people just do not have the energy to squeeze in looking for property, applying for finance or selling their property. People “wait until the new year”. Just be aware that you and everybody else is doing the same thing. According to Real Estate […]