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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.
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This is why housing is more affordable now than in 1990
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This is why housing is more affordable now than in 1990

Is there really a housing affordability crisis? Now I’m not arguing that it’s hard to get into the housing market – it is, but maybe it’s no harder than before.    According to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), those arguing property’s lack of affordability haven’t studied the numbers properly. In fact their research…

How top school zones affect Melbourne property prices
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How top school zones affect Melbourne property prices

Education influences investors across a broad range of demographics and data shows that it is now influencing property prices in greater Melbourne’s popular education catchments.  Education is a long-term consideration and, whether you are planning a family, have children already enrolled in school, or are an investor looking to attract long term, quality tenants, it…

Young Aussies come out as ‘winners’ of this years Budget. Here's why...
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Young Aussies come out as ‘winners’ of this years Budget. Here’s why…

There has been lots of talk about the winners and loser in this year’s budget. One group of winners are younger Australians following the announcement of the government’s plan to ensure young Australians retain more of their superannuation.  A central theme of the 2018-19 Budget is to safeguard Australians’ superannuation savings from steep fees associated…

7 surefire ways to boost your borrowing power
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7 surefire ways to boost your borrowing power

In the current property climate, where opportunities abound, the last thing you want to hold you back from securing an additional asset for your portfolio is any restriction on your borrowing capacity. But that is a reality many investors face given the banks heightened wariness around refinancing and tighter restrictions on how much money they’re…

How much do you owe on your credit card?
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How much do you owe on your credit card?

If you’re like many Australians you’ve got quite a debt on your credit card.  The problem is for many people the money runs out before the month does and they borrow on their credit cars thinking the money in their limit is theirs.  And it isn’t — they pay for the privilege of using it. Finder.com.au’s…