Articles by Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and over 30 years’ Commercial Banking experience. She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach.
Visit www.MelbourneBuyersAgent.com.au


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Australia is going to look a little different from 1st July – there are some big changes across areas of finance and insurance are coming in the new financial year. It’s an important mid-year milestone with the introduction of many big rule changes such as new laws and regulations, fees and charges and taxes and…

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Retail spending is on the rise because of the Corona Virus. According to finder.com.au shoppers spent an extra $13.5 billion in the last month because of panic-buying. COVID-19 panic-buying is cost Australians an average $848 extra last month, or a combined estimated $13.5 billion according to Finder. No real surprise here when you see the…

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Being good with money is a skill you can learn.  Some people complain they aren’t very good with finances — they argue they don’t have a head for numbers — but I believe everyone can become wealthy if they know how. Part of it comes down to smart investments, sure, but the other, equally important part,…

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Do you know the difference between price and value? Well you should… because the two principals are quite different and can make a big difference to your chances of achieving financial independence or freedom. Wise words from the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist and is widely regarded as…

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Property investment can sometimes have a mythical quality, but not in a good way! There are a plethora of myths out there that prevent us from starting, or growing, an investment portfolio to our financial detriment. Let’s look at five of the myths I’ve heard about borrowing money to invest: 1. Leverage is too risky …

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What are the common finance mistakes property investors make? Yesterday I outlined the first five finance mistakes to avoid when structuring your finance, whether you’re a home buyer or property investor. If you didn’t read that – please check it out here first I explained that the mortgage product you end up with can mean the…