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It’s time to get your finance application submitted if you want to buy a home in the next few months

2021-11-10T10:40:55+10:00November 10th, 2021|Home loan|

If you want to buy a home before Christmas, you'd better get your skates on! With the standard 6 week settlement, this weekend is shaping up to huge for auctions with home owners wanting to move in before Christmas. Just as importantly, you really need to have your finance in place because lenders (and brokers) just can't make magic happen overnight. Some banks have [...]

Time to recharge!

2021-11-02T16:39:16+10:00November 2nd, 2021|Tips|

How did it get to be November already? I feel like I've blinked and almost missed 2021. Are you feeling the same? Maybe it's a good time to slow down, take a breath (or 5), and make the most of the rest of the year - because it's about to speed up again. I've just had a weekend away with my husband, without the kids. [...]

Costs for first home buyers

2021-11-02T14:46:28+10:00October 20th, 2021|First home buyer|

When you’re buying a home, it’s important that you take into account all the “other” costs so that you don’t have to live on noodles or baked beans (or fresh air) for the first few months . These costs include: stamp duty - talk to your broker about any exemptions or concessions that may be available building and pest inspection - we always recommend [...]

Secret Styling Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale

2021-11-02T16:39:10+10:00October 13th, 2021|Tips|

If you’re selling your home, it’s always great to invest a little into styling your home so it presents in its best possible light to potential buyers. The real beauty is that a fresh pair of eyes is looking at your home in the way a buyer would, and they know what they’re usually looking for. But if that’s out of your budget or [...]

Does your financial future have a plan?

2021-11-02T14:09:46+10:00October 5th, 2021|Money management|

We all know that having a plan is a better way to achieve success than just winging it, and this is especially true of a financial plan. Whether you're just starting your career, midway through, or heading towards retirement, it's important to have a well thought-out financial path to follow so you know where you're heading, what you're working towards and the steps needed [...]

The secret to successful budgeting – fun money

2021-10-05T09:00:15+10:00September 29th, 2021|Money management|

Do you have a “fun money” allocation in your budget? In my experience, this is the secret to successful budgeting. Fun money is an amount allocated every month to nothing - or anything - with no accounting for it. You can spend it on whatever your heart desires without guilt or explanation. You can save it for a few months and buy something ridiculously [...]

Options for buying your first home

2021-09-23T10:04:16+10:00September 22nd, 2021|First home buyer|

Buying your first home is hard. Particularly with prices going up faster than we can save! Data from leading property researchers, CoreLogic, have shown that property values have seen their fastest pace of annual growth in the past year since February 2004. If you're not a property owner yet, this stat is pretty scary. So the answer is to find a way to make [...]

Kickass Woman – Zoe Foster Blake

2021-09-23T12:09:18+10:00September 15th, 2021|lifestyle|

When it comes to women who make things happen, Zoe Foster Blake is leading the race right now. She’s an incredibly successful entrepreneur with many strings to her bow, yet she’s never been comfortable with that title. She was a blogger before blogging was a thing, a beauty editor for Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, author of fiction, non-fiction and kids books - including Wrong [...]

3 secrets to a successful renovation

2021-09-23T15:26:52+10:00September 7th, 2021|Construction loan, Tips|

Renovating your home can be so much fun, but it can also be stressful. From my experience there are three things that are an absolute must: your vision your budget your team You have to know where you want to end up - the look and feel you're going for, the features you love, and the things you want to steer clear of. Be really [...]

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