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So far justine has created 127 blog entries.

How can we help you achieve your home ownership goals?

2021-07-07T11:52:05+10:00July 5th, 2021|Home loan|

I was going through some old files the other day and came across a statement that really made me change the way I think about my business, my team, the service we provide and how we can help you. The statement is “don’t tell me about your fertiliser, tell me about my lawn”. I don’t know who said it first or where the saying [...]

Making the best of a tough situation

2021-07-07T10:41:48+10:00June 30th, 2021|lifestyle|

A whole lot of us have been plunged back into lockdown and it doesn’t feel great. Concerns over our health and financial security have arisen again, as has our sanity. For those of us with kids, I’m not sure if navigating home schooling was harder than dealing with the disappointment of lost holiday plans and lack of structure. But we will get through this. [...]

Are you looking for more?

2021-06-28T16:35:55+10:00June 23rd, 2021|lifestyle|

Over the last 12 months we've seen a huge increase in demand for regional properties. Many people are looking for a sea change or a tree change. They're being driven from the cities looking for "more". Whether that "more" is a slower pace, more connection to family or nature, more time to do things other than work, less financial strain with a smaller mortgage, [...]

Tax time!

2021-06-28T16:38:41+10:00June 17th, 2021|Property investor|

We're at the wind-down of the financial year and for property investors, that means one thing... tax write-offs. Investing in property is more than just buying a property. It's about having a strategy behind that investment. Whether your strategy is to minimise tax or create wealth, it makes sense to claim every deduction possible related to the management and maintenance of your property. If [...]

Mortgages. Are they all about the interest rate?

2021-06-17T18:55:20+10:00June 10th, 2021|Home loan, Refinance|

The aim of securing the “right” mortgage is always about getting the best combination of rates and features to suit the borrower. For some, this will be getting the absolute lowest interest rate because the aim is to pay the mortgage off asap. No bells, no whistles, just the cheapest rate. For others, they may be willing to pay a little more so they [...]

How can you capitalise on the property boom?

2021-06-02T11:06:39+10:00June 2nd, 2021|Property Market|

The current property boom is a hot topic right now with lots of people wanting to know how they can capitalise on it. Here are my tips to give you some ideas: First home buyers Get on the bandwagon. Property isn't going to get any cheaper and it's going up at a rate faster than most people can save. So if you can afford [...]

What’s stopping you?

2021-05-31T11:24:07+10:00May 27th, 2021|First home buyer|

Is there something you want to do but just can’t do it because something/everything/one thing is blocking you? Whether it’s getting a new job, employing a new team member, starting your own business, joining a gym, having a baby, buying a new home or investment property, the list goes on. I’m hearing this fear a lot at the moment from people who want to [...]

2021-22 Federal Budget – what does it mean for home buyers?

2021-05-14T14:21:22+10:00May 14th, 2021|First home buyer|

The 2021-22 Federal Budget has been delivered and there are some great incentives for home buyers. Let's take a look! First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) The FHSSS allows you to save money for your first home using your super fund. The maximum amount you were able to release through this scheme was $30,000 but has now been raised to $50,000. Given low bank [...]

Buying a fixer-upper

2021-05-14T13:41:36+10:00May 12th, 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 [...]

Self Care

2021-05-14T13:40:57+10:00May 4th, 2021|lifestyle|

Self care is such an important concept and one that is forgotten all too easily. The old adage “if you can’t look after yourself, you can’t look after anyone else” is so true, yet in our day to day life, especially as busy executives, we can get so busy doing things, putting out fires, solving problems, caring for others, that we run out of [...]

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