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THE BLOCK 2021: Front garden and façade

And that’s a wrap! For their final week on The Block, the contestants presented their gardens and façades, essentially the welcome card of their houses. All that’s left now is Auction Day! Room reveal: Ronnie and Georgia – House 1 Putting the final touch on their “modern masterpiece” – the couple’s standing-seam Colorbond clad façade…

How to overcome the biggest fear of beginning property investors

There are a number of reasons why a person may want to invest in property, but they never actually get around to it. They have all the best intentions and they really, truly want to take action. They do the research. They listen to podcasts, attend the webinars and buy the courses. They get educated,…

How to get inside the "Special Property Club"

In the current evolving property market some of the best property investment opportunities are not found on the regular property portals. And they don’t have for sale signs out front. These particular properties are only available to certain people and, unfortunately, it’s not a case of what you know, but who you know. I’m talking…

4 key reasons why the property pessimists are changing their minds

Why were all those property pessimists wrong? In fact, why are they becoming more positive about property? Of course it wasn’t just the usual band of Negative Nellies making dire predictions of significant property price falls earlier this year, it was also some credible economists suggesting property values could fall by up to 20%. Yet…

What the bad news for airline pilots may mean for you as a property investor

Just look what’s happened to Qantas and Virgin. Like many other businesses they are being crushed by the COVID-19 economic slowdown. Qantas lost billions of dollars and has shed thousands of employees. Virgin went broke and similarly its employees, including pilots, are facing layoffs or job losses. While a gate attendant might easily transition into…

Why would you refinance? (Hint: not because of rates)

According to the ABS, the number of people refinancing their mortgage increased by over 63% in the year to May 2020. Quite often people think the only reason to refinance is to obtain a lower interest rate. However, this thinking is incorrect. Typically, you don’t need to refinance to obtain a lower interest rate (more about…

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