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Selling & Buying Is Stressful

Having recently sold my home and bought another, I know full well that both processes can be very stressful. We were fortunate that our sale only involved 3 Saturday morning half hour opens (for inspection) and a week of negotiating. That was stressful enough! Making sure the house was spotless for the inspections and trying […]

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Broker market share rises to a record 55.7% in September quarter

Australian finance brokers settled 55.7% of all residential mortgages during the September 2017 quarter, up from 53.6% in the same quarter last year, the latest industry data reveals. Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) CEO Mike Felton said this represented a record $51.77 billion worth of residential home loans settled by mortgage brokers nationally […]

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2017 Melbourne Cup

This year’s Melbourne Cup will no doubt be another great event and millions will again be bet on the race that stops the nation. We wish you all luck and remind you that the only way to guarantee not losing is to keep your money in your pocket! 🙂 Did you know: In 1877, the first […]

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Are You Looking After Your Mental Health?

The following is taken from the Australian Tax Office Small Business Newsroom: One in five people in the workplace experience some sort of mental health condition. Stress, depression or anxiety can take a toll on your ability to run your business as well as your overall quality of life. To mark World Mental Health Day […]

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Tragedy In Las Vegas

Today our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the massacre that has occurred in Las Vegas. The last reports are 59 innocent people have been killed and over 500 have been injured. This tragedy puts things into perspective. I am reminded that life is so precious and there are bigger things to worry […]

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APRA limits ‘extraordinarily successful’

Lucy Dean of Mortgage Business magazine reported: Residential building is “on the threshold of a sharp decline”, courtesy of an “extraordinarily successful regulatory intervention” to discourage investors. According to BIS Oxford Economics’ Long-Term Forecasts 2017–2032 report, a fall in residential building will see gross domestic product (GDP) growth average at 2.6 per cent over the […]

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