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So far justine has created 88 blog entries.

Investing in property

2020-11-19T22:16:59-08:00November 19th, 2020|Property investor|

The Great Australia Dream has always been to buy a home. In more recent years, it seems to have progressed to “buy two homes” - or more. Property investing is now such a highly desirable goal of so many Aussies that it’s become pretty commonplace and it seems that everyone is an expert on the subject. There are lots of opinions about where to [...]

Is now the time to invest in property in Queensland?

2020-11-17T15:56:08-08:00November 17th, 2020|Property investor|

There’s a whole lot of talk about the sea change that’s coming where everyone flocks to Queensland to live in harmony in the wake of the pandemic chasing lifestyle and affordability. Headlines in one publication are saying that COVID could push Queensland property prices up by 20% and, in another, that Sydney and Melbourne residents are flocking to the Sunshine Coast for a lifestyle [...]

Home loan interest rates – owner occupiers

2020-11-11T20:30:43-08:00November 11th, 2020|Refinance|

Interest rates! They’re the talk of the town right now. We can get fixed rates for owner occupiers below 2% which is absolutely unheard of in Australia. Never before has money been so cheap in this country. But what does this mean for you? If you have a home loan you should seriously consider re-financing. Talk to your broker (or me) about your circumstances [...]

Buy that house! The first home buyer’s dream

2020-11-10T22:18:14-08:00November 9th, 2020|First home buyer|

Buying your first home is a pretty exciting milestone in life. It’s usually something you’ve saved for and worked towards for ages - sometimes years! You’ve often made sacrifices to cut back on your spending, go on fewer holidays, skip expensive nights out. You’ve had a goal and a purpose and you’re now at the point where you have a deposit saved that will buy [...]

Interest rate cut on the horizon following RBA announcement today

2020-11-19T22:11:11-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Refinance|

Melbourne Cup Day is known to be a day of rate changes and this year has proved to be no different with the Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday announcing a cut in the cash rate to 0.1%. And they’ve promised to hold it there for three years. This is unheard of! These actions are being taken in a bid to stimulate the economy on [...]

Managing your mortgage

2020-10-29T01:05:04-07:00October 29th, 2020|Home loan|

There are big milestones in life like finishing school/uni, getting a job, getting married, buying our first home. We often focus on the actual event, not what happens afterwards. So what happens once you’ve signed the sale contract and the mortgage documents? Firstly, there’s the excitement of moving into your new home. What improvements are you going to make? How will you furnish it? [...]

Financial self care

2020-10-28T17:11:33-07:00October 21st, 2020|lifestyle|

I was reading a blog the other day from a US based financial planner and the writer was talking about Financial Self-Care and I just love this concept. Self care is something that is so important to both our physical and mental health that I just love the idea of moving it into the financial realm as well. The writer @Ellevest defined financial self [...]