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Rental Property Alert

In the tight financial times ahead, rental property owners may be tempted to be charitable toward family members. The Tax Office is very clear on this and I quote the ATO web site: “Non-commercial rental If you let a property … Continue reading

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Home Loan Rates To Rise

Where there’s smoke there is usually a little flame. The Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank yesterday fanned these flames by complimenting home loan lenders on their increased levels of loan application scrutiny. He particularly lauded Westpac and Commonwealth Bank … Continue reading

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Pay A Home Loan Out Early

Are Loan Break Costs Deductible? Are you thinking of selling your rental property to take advantage of the first home owner property bubble? Do you have a fixed rate loan? If you are going to break a fixed interest loan … Continue reading

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First Home Buyers Should Not Panic

Although the First Home Owners Grant Boost has only been extended for a short time, the original grant will continuing to give first home buyers a leg up past December 31 2009. The boost was a top up of the … Continue reading

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First Home Owner Boost Gets Extended

Good news for you first home buyers busily saving for your first home. You now have an extra six months to take advantage of the Rudd governments $7000 or $14000 boost. It seems all the original criteria remain the same, … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates To Drop Further

The signs are right for a further drop in the variable home loan rates. My information is that one of the big four Australian Banks may be about to break ranks and cut their variable home loan interest rate dramatically. … Continue reading

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Australian Property Bubble Ready To Burst

A drop in Australian house and property values is imminent, it is not an if but a when the bubble will burst. Four years ago the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) released a report revealing that: “AUSTRALIA … Continue reading

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Established House Prices Fall

Is this the start of a trend? Maybe Australia is not as insulated from the world wide property bubble as we would like to think? A Second consecutive quarterly fall in the Established House Price index may well be the … Continue reading

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First Home Owner Grant Changes

In brief, The First Home Owners Grant has been given a boost as follows: First home buyers who purchase established homes will now receive a grant of $14,000 First home buyers who contract to build a new home or purchase … Continue reading

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