Articles by Peter Boehm

Peter Boehm

Peter Boehm was the Finance Editor for Onthehouse.com.au. & has more than 30 years' experience in banking and financial services - Visit https://www.onthehouse.com.au/


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In my recent article Four Ways to Screw Up a Property Negotiation, I talked about the ways you could mess up a property deal before you even begin negotiations. To recap, if you are under-prepared and unsupported to negotiate sensibly and confidently, you could mess up negotiations before you even begin by: Not doing your research…

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Increasing property prices and poor affordability continue to push many buyers out of the property market – which is especially the case for first time buyers. In my opinion, it is harder to become a home owner today than what it was back when I bought my first home around 30 years ago. As a…

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Increasing property prices and poor affordability continue to push many buyers out of the property market – which is especially the case for first time buyers. In my opinion, it is harder to become a home owner today than what it was back when I bought my first home around 30 years ago. The declining…

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Financial independence is something we all dream about, especially in today’s often challenging and uncertain economic environment. We become financially independent when the income generated by our assets exceeds our day to day living expenses. Sadly many of us do not and will not have sufficient assets now and when we retire (for instance through…

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At some stage in our lives we’ll reach a point when it’s time to consider whether we should downsize to a smaller home.  This important decision point can arise for a number of financial or personal reasons. More often than not, it’s because we’re heading towards retirement or the kids have moved out and the…

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Then, after a while, you could move into a bigger and better property with the help of equity growth in your entry-level home, any additional savings you managed to accumulate and through increased borrowing power and affordability as your family income improved. Those were the days!   My wife and I used this strategy we…