Estate Planning

Making Your Estate Plan Count

Making Your Estate Plan Count

Whatever your age or stage of life, having an estate plan in place is a must. This is a way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your assets are distributed in the way that you want upon your death.  It also reduces uncertainty for your dependants and other family members. Planning…
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Cant pay rent Heres what you can do if you need help

Can’t pay rent? Here’s what you can do if you need help

You’ve lost income because of the coronavirus crisis and finding it hard to pay the bills. What if you can’t pay your rent? The short answer, if you live in Australia, is that rules changes give you more time – at least six months – before you face eviction. But that’s all. Nothing else has…
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3 dangers of buying real estate interstate

3 dangers of buying real estate interstate

As prices rose to astronomical levels in Sydney and Melbourne in the past decade, purchasing real estate out of your home city and state has become more common. Your Property Your Wealth director and buyers’ agent Daniel Walsh calls this “borderless buying”. “According to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia, about 45 per cent of…
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Subdividing your property what it means for your taxes

Subdividing your property: what it means for your taxes

If you live on a large block, it can be very tempting to subdivide the block, sell off the surplus land and continue to reside on the part of the block that contains your house. Given escalating house prices in our big cities, those on the suburban fringes – who often live on bigger blocks,…
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These 3 questions will help you choose the right type of mortgage

These 3 questions will help you choose the right type of mortgage

With the Reserve Bank of Australia slashing interest rates, but lenders failing to pass on the full cut, the age-old question remains: should I fix my home loan rate, or take the risk with a variable rate? There are pros and cons with both options, but if you’re leaning towards fixing your mortgage, money expert…
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10 danger zones to avoid if you’re buying a home in 2020

Property investors or home-buyers looking to purchase a unit apartment this year should look into certain areas in Australia earmarked for growth – but side-step others. According to RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg, there are a few suburbs around Australia that home-buyers should turn their backs on due to an incoming influx of new apartments being…
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The suburbs where Aussies have the highest life expectancy

Life expectancy in Australia has reached record highs with a boy born today expected to live to 80.7 years and a girl to 84.9 years, according to the figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). At first glance, it might seem like not much but dig deeper and there is a much more important…
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8 Australian property regions to avoid in 2020

 The property market registered an uptick in the second half of the year, but that doesn’t mean all of Australia enjoyed the good news. According to the experts, there are some hotspots (and some in regional areas) that buyers should be keeping an eye on in 2020 – but also some that Australians should black-list. “In terms of sales…
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The ‘burning problem’ driving housing affordability crisis

 There is a systemic issue of undersupply of family-suitable homes, and it’s driving up property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, new research has revealed. Growth was strongest in Sydney, where prices went up 2.7 per cent, while values grew 2.3 per cent in Hobart and 2.2 per cent in Melbourne. And with Melbourne and Sydney…
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