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Buying a fixer-upper

2021-05-04T15:49:39+10:00May 4th, 2021|Construction loan, First home buyer, Next home|

The way the property market is right now, it's really important to think outside the square if you want to upgrade or even to buy your first home. Buying a property that is ripe for renovation is a great way to get your foot in the door if you're struggling to find exactly what you want at the price you can afford. But buying a [...]

Taking time

2021-05-03T17:04:46+10:00April 27th, 2021|lifestyle|

Last night I took some time to stop, find a perfect viewing position and watch the rise of the pink super moon. It was one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen. And what I really loved about it was all the other people around me who also stopped and took time to watch this moon rise. This isn’t normal in my experience. [...]

Re-financing – 5 reasons to refinance

2021-05-03T17:45:47+10:00April 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Refinancing. Is it time for you to take a look at your mortgage? It seems that refinancing is the thing to do right now because rates are so low. You’d rather put money into your pocket than the banks, wouldn’t you? Here are my top 5 reasons to refinance: Save money by paying a lower interest rate Keep payments the same and reduce the [...]

How to buy a house

2021-05-03T17:55:11+10:00April 13th, 2021|First home buyer|

You want to buy a house but you can’t because the market has gone crazy. So what do you do? The thing you don’t do is nothing because you could miss a great opportunity. So keep your eye on the market, keep talking to neighbours, agents, friends, anyone who you think who could help you on your crusade. But it’s also a great time [...]


2021-04-07T11:51:48+10:00April 7th, 2021|Money management|

We all have routines, but sometimes they work for us and sometimes against us. I’ve got a couple that I love that really serve me well. The first is about managing my start and end of day at work. I start with a 5-10 minute stand up meeting with my team so we can all check in and be aware of any priorities for [...]

Secrets of renovating

2021-03-23T15:53:43+10:00March 17th, 2021|Tips|

Renovating. It can turn your "nice home" into your dream home. You just have to make sure the process doesn't turn into a nightmare. My top 3 tips for renovating are: Research. Figure out exactly what you want and why and then who can do it for you. Get referrals to builders and tradies or DIY classes if you're planning on taking it on [...]

Do you have Savings Goals?

2021-03-10T08:32:39+10:00March 10th, 2021|Money management|

Do you have savings goals? Like all goals, they're so important to keep you on track, focussed and working towards something. And the best part about goals is that you get to celebrate when you achieve both the goals and the milestones along the way! If you have a plan to buy or renovate your house, upgrade appliances, take a holiday, buy a new [...]

Remember to stick to your game plan

2021-03-03T09:54:44+10:00March 3rd, 2021|Refinance|

There's a whole lot of hype you can get caught up in right now relating to the property market and interest rates. The media is reporting huge price growth for property and there are some ridiculously low interest rates available. But you need to remember one thing: Does it work with your game plan to buy, sell or re-finance right now? If it's appealing, [...]