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Invest in Property

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest in Property

By Adam Smith | Home Loans Editor at finder.com.au  Property is an enormously popular asset class among Australian investors. A 2016 CoreLogic report found that investors owned nearly one-third of all Australian housing and accounted for more than 50% of demand. The property market in Australia is worth around $6.5 trillion. In short, it’s easy […]

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Home Buying Journey

Starting Your Home Buying Journey

Everything You Need Before You Start Thinking About Applying For A Loan Applying for a home loan can be stressful, and often it’s difficult to know where to start or what’s involved. It can take a long time, and there are a number of puzzle pieces that need to fit together. To help you on […]

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2017-18 Budget

2017-18 Budget: Fiscal Policy the New Game in Town

10/05/17 Key announcements: The Budget deficit (underlying cash balance) for 2017-18 is projected to be $29.4b around expectations, and down from the $37.6b projected for this financial year; A Budget surplus is projected for 2020-21; Net debt is expected to peak at around $375b (19.5% of GDP) next financial year; The economic forecasts look mainly […]

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Economic Update running hot and cold

Economic and Financial Update: Running Hot and Cold

02/05/2017 Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.5%; The accompanying statement was largely the same as the one released in April, with a few tweaks; An unchanged cash rate for 2017 is looking more and more likely. Occasionally when I travel I stay at a place that has tricky plumbing. The water […]

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