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Alba Iulia
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Property & Investment

Using your super to buy your first home

The Australian Government has introduced the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme to help Australians save for their first home. From the 1st of July 2017, you can make voluntary concessional (before...

Lending and property market forecast for 2019

Year 2018 for the Australian economy is ending on a positive note despite constant news of a housing downfall. According to a recent address by RBA Governor Philip Lowe, “the economy is moving in the right...

The best time to refinance your home loan

Have you had a look at your home loan statement lately? Have you noticed that lenders have slowly raised your interest rate? The major lenders – CBA, ANZ, Westpac and NAB have lifted their variable mortgage rates last September...

First home buyers in Melbourne

First home buyers with 5% genuine savings buying north of Melbourne Our first case is that of first home buyers purchasing a block of land and building a two-story home. They have saved $10,000 in the last three months. They...

My fearless housing and lending market prediction for 2018

Australia’s property market is set to cool in 2018 as national housing prices are officially in decline. There are fewer investors as lending becomes stricter for investor loans. With fewer investors in the market, we are now seeing more...

Prioritising your finances this 2018

The current 1.5% low-interest environment we have in Australia is an opportunity for first home buyers and property owners. The Victorian government last July 2017 announced a package of measures that will help first home buyers get into the...

Home loans for business owners

Do you work for yourself? Many Australians are now choosing to work for themselves and start their own businesses. The attraction of being their own boss and balancing their time between work and family are probably the main reasons...

Biggest fears of first home buyers

High prices of properties, stagnant wages, unemployment and talks of a property crash are just a few of the fears of first home buyers. But the lure of stamp duty exemptions and first home owners grant are pulling first...

How can first home buyers in Melbourne and Regional Victoria purchase their dream home sooner?

The Victorian government recently announced that it will abolish stamp duty for first home buyers purchasing a property valued up to $600,000, while discounts will be available for homes valued between $600,000 to $750,000. This new rule took effect...

Melbourne to be Australia’s largest city by mid-2030s

MELBOURNE — Melbourne would be Australia's largest city by the mid-2030s, data released on Thursday revealed. The release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said that the value of building work done in Victoria rose more than 9 percent...
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Build and protect your credit standing

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Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been...