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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How are your money habits? Have you become more cautious with your money this year? A new survey from RateCity.com.au has revealed 42 per cent of Australians believe COVID-19 has made them more proactive about how they manage their money. I’m surprised this figure isn’t higher! However, young Australians in particular are taking the bull…

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It is interesting that for most complicated processes that fall outside of our personal experience we are quick to enlist the help of a professional. There are not many people who will take care of their own commercial accounting or defend themselves in a court of law.  However, when it comes to bidding at a…

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How are your finances going? While the latest figures show household savings are rising in Australia, unfortunately COVID-19 has put a dampener on Christmas spending this year according to new research by Finder. A new Finder survey of 1,066 respondents revealed 37% of Australians aged 18 and above – equivalent to 7 million people –…

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Debt is bad – I don’t want to borrow! That’s what I heard someone say at friend’s BBQ last weekend. The conversation had turned to real estate and what’s happening in the property markets are at present (as it usually does) and one of the group standing around said: “I’ve almost paid off my house…

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How are you coping financially in these challenging Coronavirus times? New research from Canstar shows 35% of Australian adults (6.9 million people) have experienced impacts to their income and/or employment status due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This increases to close to one in two (46%) mortgage holders.  Canstar urges anyone with a home or investment…

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Want to know where Australia’s biggest income earners live? The latest taxation statistics for 2017-18 which are based on the tax returns of 14.3 million Australians tell us where they are. Seven of the nation’s average highest-earning postcodes are in NSW, while six of the lowest-earning postcodes are in Queensland. Sydney’s eastern suburbs dominated the…

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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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