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First home buyers: three things you much do before you bid or make an offer

2020-02-03T19:32:47-08:00January 30th, 2020|First home buyer|

No matter how eager you are to buy your first home, there are a few things you need to do before you’re ready to bid or start negotiating. 1. Know what you can pay The lender will assess your borrowing capacity based on what you earn, owe, spend and own. They won’t lend you more than their algorithms tell them you can manage. But [...]

Lessons I’ve learnt buying property

2020-01-08T16:31:35-08:00January 8th, 2020|First home buyer|

I’m often asked what are the most important things that I’ve learnt throughout my time of buying property, so I thought I’d share them with you. Set your goal. Figure out what you want and how much it will cost. Create a vision board, write it in detail in a book, visualise it. How many bedrooms and bathrooms? A “fixer-upper” or an “already done-upper”? [...]

Tips to get the most out of your first full time job

2020-01-07T18:08:16-08:00January 7th, 2020|Tips|

Starting your first full-time job is a big deal. It’s your first real step into adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it. It’s a moment to be really proud, but it can be really scary too. There are some things that you need to think about before you start: Money How much are you going to save from each paycheque? It’s hard to [...]

How will we rebuild?

2020-01-07T17:49:44-08:00January 5th, 2020|lifestyle|

I've started the year with a whole bundle of emotions. Heartbreak over the destruction and loss of homes, lives, livestock and wildlife. Sheer amazement at the effort, dedication and determination of the fire fighters (how they do that every day I have no idea) and the wildlife rescuers. Inspiration over the fundraising efforts of people like Celeste Barber - that's nothing short of amazing, [...]

Goals for 2020

2020-01-07T22:00:28-08:00January 1st, 2020|Tips|

It's 2020 and there's not a Jetson or flying car in sight! (or am I showing my age by that reference?) Seriously, 2020 sounded so far away just 21 years ago when we were wondering what a new century would bring - and now we're into the third decade of that century! How did that happen? It's a great reminder of how fast time [...]