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Should you buy a holiday home?

Nov 13, 2017 2:18:50 PM

A holiday home can't just be a good investment, it must also capture your imagination.

One of my favourite pastimes when I visit a new place is to look in the window of the local real estate agent at the properties for sale. And my all time favourite time to do this is when I am on holidays.


Choose your next property purchase like an expert!

Oct 27, 2017 1:58:12 PM

You don’t have to be a statistician or data wiz to use property data to assist you with your next property purchase. Property data can form part of your buyer’s tool-kit just like a professional investor or property developer does. There are lots of freely-accessible tools you can use. Data is everywhere so we have compiled a few go-to tools that you may find useful.


Four quick tips to reducing credit card debt

Sep 20, 2017 10:35:36 AM

With Christmas and the holiday season only months away, now would be a good time to resolve any outstanidng credit card issues you have so you can avoid any unwelcome surprises and enjoy the festive season with confience. And we all know that credit card debt which goes unmanaged turns into bad debt. This type of debt can become debilitating and stop you from purchasing an appreciating asset and building wealth moving forward.


How to make positive changes to your finances that actually stick

Sep 20, 2017 10:21:19 AM

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed about your finances but so often these feelings are related to your relationship with money and how you manage it, rather than how much money you actually have. We have put together 7 simple tips to help take the stress out of your personal finances and to assist put some strategies in place.


The top 5 most affordable suburbs in Melbourne and Sydney

Sep 19, 2017 1:00:29 PM

Increased demand and limited land availability is pushing up the cost of inner-city housing. If you are looking to buy in the inner city, then here is a quick look at the top 5 most affordable inner city suburbs.


Domain State of the Market Report - June Quarter

Sep 13, 2017 2:56:21 PM

Interest-only loans...in or out of favour?

Aug 3, 2017 10:40:11 AM

With the recent clamp down on interest-only lending by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), investors have been left wondering if they should be changing their investment strategy.


Renovate for profit

Jul 27, 2017 11:11:33 AM

Let’s be honest, Australians love, love love property and home improvements. As we fixate on elaborate home makeovers – that would cause even the trendiest of Joneses to turn a pale shade of green – we are fast making a name for ourselves as the ‘renovation nation’.


Tips to retaining and nurturing your customers

Jul 26, 2017 10:55:28 AM

In general, it costs a lot less to retain existing customers and generate repeat business than it does to attract new ones – so it makes sense to do all you can to keep your business front of mind. Here are a few tips to help you grow and develop your customer base. 


How to turn your garage into the perfect man cave

Jun 20, 2017 4:28:37 PM

You may have thought a garage was merely the external structure to house one’s automobile.
How wrong you would be. Once host to cars, cobwebs and cans of two-stroke fuel and little else, modern garages are morphing into new-age man caves, where blokes retreat from the world, tinker with mechanical things and entertain their mates. Think of your garage as the ideal space to explore your interests and prominently indulge in themes you would never express inside the house.



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