property

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

By |2019-02-04T01:15:12+00:00February 4th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE In this post I'm keen to help some people out - it's not that you're dumb, but unless you do this stuff every day you're likely benefit from at least a couple of points  here. Here's the thing - your mortgage is likely your biggest expense

Myth #2 – A financial advisor will take away my fun!

By |2018-08-30T23:51:51+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

A financial adviser will take away all my fun! A financial adviser won't take away from your quality of life - they should actually be adding to it. Instead of judgement here - I'm going to bring some revelation to the area of your personal finance: - It's not about 'stopping' something - It's not

Myth #5 – Renovations can add value

By |2018-08-30T23:53:49+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Myths busted!|

Now before you freak out and turn off, I'm not talking about replacing your kitchen or bathroom or even painting and doing the floors. I'm talking about full-blown renovations with council approvals, with big, wordy contracts from your builder, and all sorts of reports for things you've never even heard of. In most cases, renovations

Property Investors Beware!

By |2018-07-23T22:13:44+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, News|

You could be smoking crack or selling babies on eBay, but no this is way, waaaaaaaay worse - you're a property investor! All your non-property investor friends think you’ve run off and joined a cult, your uncle thinks you’re insane for borrowing that amount of money, and the only one excited is your mortgage adviser!!

3 Vicious traps for home buyers!

By |2018-07-18T04:47:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property|

Imagine you're dying of cancer - would you be willing to do almost anything to win back good health? In a battle for life and death, what would you do to win? There are 3 traps that snare many home buyers - here they are, and you won't hear this anywhere else! 1 - The

The Gammy-Hip Bull Trap

By |2018-05-09T05:36:29+00:00May 9th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Investment Property, Market Place Review|

Ever been late to a gathering just to find out that you clearly missed the party? Nope, it wasn’t the Asti Spumante or the cheap cologne, you just got the timing wrong. A ‘property investment bull trap’ occurs when you’re too late to the party. You hear amazing things about the gains and experiences of

When is it okay to pop a boat on a house?

By |2018-04-09T21:32:52+00:00April 9th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

Never! A boat: A wedge-shaped fibreglass hole in the water large enough to absorb all your disposable income. If the weather's right, if you have time, and if it doesn’t need maintenance and repair, you’ll have a great day on the water every time! Now do I endorse borrowing to put anything on the house

When’s it okay to renovate?

By |2018-03-28T01:44:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

I’ve seen this story play out a hundred times in the last couple of years: First home is great, then come the children and the walls start moving in like that scene from Star Wars. The house just isn’t big enough anymore and it’s time for a change. The kitchen needs work, you need another

When’s it okay to put a pool on the house?

By |2018-03-28T01:45:55+00:00March 15th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

‘Never, it should go next to the house!’ - said some smart-ass in the corner. You know what I’m talking about right though- you own a home with a backyard that’s simply crying out for it - ‘gimme a pool!!!’ You potentially had one as a child and you had fond memories of having your

When’s it okay to pop a car on the house?

By |2018-03-28T01:57:22+00:00March 7th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

The latest generation of homeowner is far more likely to borrow against the value of their home, to buy stuff that does not increase in value, like a car. Is this right or wrong? Grandpa says it's wrong, your dad’s done it though, and you’re all about it - but should you be? Getting into