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Should you consider taking a “mortgage holiday”?

Taking a short-term break from paying off your mortgage isn’t a new idea, but as the bite of the COVID-19 pandemic grips harder and harder, more Australians are applying to do so. With the RBA’s cash rate held at a record low of 0.25%, what are the implications of pushing pause on your repayments? In…
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What is the difference between solicitor & conveyancer?

A conveyancer is a solicitor, but just deals with property, right? Wrong. The two are different, and it is important to have the right one on your team, in order to avoid paying too much while still getting the advice you need.

[3 min Wed finance tip series] Stamp duty explained

Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia on transactions relating to the transfer of land or property. It is paid upfront and needs to be budgeted for in addition to your loan deposit. The amount of stamp duty you are required to pay differs in each state, however there…
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Why every Property Investor needs savings

Urgent maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of being a landlord, so having a cash buffer set aside will help you deal with any unexpected problems.   When renting out an investment property, having access to extra cash is vital for two reasons: To cover the costs of maintaining the property, giving it the best chance…
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What is the best time of year to buy a house?

While spring is renowned as the time that sellers dust off their properties and place them on the market, this doesn’t mean it is necessarily the best time for buyers to go shopping.   One of the biggest issues with shopping in spring is the flood of other buyers looking to snag their dream homes,…
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