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How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home.

May 31, 2017

  How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home without ditching coffee. We came across this great article published by Domain. While saving for a home requires cutbacks on luxuries, which is something you’re no doubt sick of hearing, it’s definitely okay – and important even  – to have at least one thing […]

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Angry bankers set for showdown .

May 31, 2017

Angry bankers set for showdown with Treasury officials over $6.2 billion levy MALCOLM Turnbull and Scott Morrison are standing by a plan to cut Australia’s corporate tax rate despite today revealing it will cost the government $65 billion over 10 years. Labor has seized on the figure which was previously slated to be $50 billion […]

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Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about

May 29, 2017

Housing was a hot button topic for the 2017/2018 federal budget, so it’s no surprise there were a raft of changes for real estate. The new measures have impacted on a variety of housing rules from first-home buyers’ savings strategies to what investors can claim at tax-time. Here are the five big announcements to know […]

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Melbourne’s Airbnb hosts make up to $150,000 annually

May 27, 2017

Airbnb hosts in Melbourne are making up to $150,000 annually, according to Airdna, an analytics company that tracks the performance of Airbnb rentals around the world. Up to 15,640 properties were listed on Airbnb at the start of February this year, a significant increase from February last year, when 12,886 properties were listed on the […]

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“If you can’t trust your broker, who can you trust?”

May 25, 2017

Industry Brokers – “If you can’t trust your broker, who can you trust?” I am in awe of what you do,” said Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to a room full of brokers in Sydney. At a breakfast event held by the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), the minister spoke of the […]

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Banks accused of ‘regulatory manipulation’ with Sedgwick review!

May 23, 2017

Banks accused of ‘regulatory manipulation’ with Sedgwick review! Stephen Sedgwick is not qualified to make any recommendations about broker remuneration, argues the head of an industry association, who has slammed the review for not consulting the third-party channel. Speaking to The Adviser, the FBAA’s Peter White said the release of the ABA-funded Sedgwick review is […]

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HomeSectionsMarket talk Submit Lowest interest rate not biggest reason consumers use brokers

May 18, 2017

MPA Consumers on Brokers surveys suggest ASIC’s criticism that brokers don’t provide better interest rates may be misplaced ‘Help with the application’ is the biggest reason consumers use brokers, MPA’s 2017 Consumers on Brokers report has revealed.  The survey showed that lowest interest rates were only the third biggest reason for consumers to use a […]

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WA first home buyers grant cut back!

May 17, 2017

WA’s first home buyers grant will be cut back to $10,000 after the State Government announced it would end a $5000 boost at the end of next month. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said the $15,000 grant, announced by the former government late last year and intended to be in place for all of 2017, had not […]

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Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers

May 10, 2017

Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers FUNDING for the NDIS has been guaranteed in a win for disability services, while big banks are the big losers in the Budget. WINNERS * Disabled people Funding guaranteed for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is expected to cost $21 billion a year once it is fully implemented […]

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Property Council unveils ten-point plan to fix housing crisis

May 8, 2017

AUSTRALIA’S peak property industry group has unveiled a plan to improve housing affordability, championing low-deposit loans for first home buyers, but warns against “playing with” negative gearing. The Property Council of Australia’s 10-point blueprint, released less than two weeks out from the Federal Budget, talks about reducing construction costs, boosting supply and removing barriers to […]

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