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Rita is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Banking for one of the Big 4 Banks. She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach whilst drawing on both her banking and personal experiences. Rita is known for her honesty and integrity and willingness to assist her clients achieve their goals through property investment.
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Bank blacklists 100 Brisbane suburbs
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Bank blacklists 100 Brisbane suburbs

Another bank has come out with a Black List of Suburbs where they are restricting lending Nervous lenders have growing concerns about over-supply of high rise apartment at a time of falling prices and restrictions on foreign buyers.  Most of the big banks have announced tougher measures, with lower LVR’s and requiring evidence of rental cash flows…

Do You Know Your Properties (and Why You Should Care)
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Do You Know Your Properties (and Why You Should Care)

Researching a suburb before you buy is clearly important. However, keeping up the research after the fact is a task that’s a little harder to maintain.  If you don’t know what’s happening in the neighbourhood, how will you know the best course of action for your property? While clearly investment is about long-term capital growth,…

APRA want you to go on a debt diet
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APRA want you to go on a debt diet

APRA wants you to go on a debt diet and it seems to be getting its way… National Australia Bank has followed Westpac and ANZ, hiking rates for mortgage holders making interest-only repayments, while reducing rates for owner-occupier customers paying off their loan.  Investors and owner occupiers who opt for interest-only will have to stump up an extra $102…

Most Australians ask the wrong people for financial advice
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Most Australians ask the wrong people for financial advice

Who do you ask for property investment advice?  A better question is …”who should you ask for investment advice?” Who should you ask for property investment advice? It seems like most Australians ask the wrong people New research from Roy Morgan found 2.96 million people (14.9% of Australians 14+) were asked by their friends or…