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Baby Boomers Risk Nest Egg Bust

ONE in five Baby Boomers have less than $30,000 in retirement savings and the average superannuation balance is only enough for 2.5 years of “comfortable” living, according to a new survey. Research by finder.com.au found that most Australians said they needed about $70,000 a year to live on when they retire but with the average […] Read more

First Home Buyers Rely On Parents To Secure Loans

As dwelling prices continue to rise across the country, more first homebuyers are looking to their parents and immediate family members to act as guarantors on their home loans. The results of the annual First Home Buyer Survey conducted by Mortgage Choice revealed that in 2016, the percentage of buyers who had family acting as […] Read more

Will your super be enough in retirement?

Only 54% of Australians believe their superannuation will be enough to see them through their retirement according to MLC’s Australia today report. However a staggering 76% of those with financial planners or advisers and 63% of those with accountants, agreed that they would rely on their superannuation in retirement. How much does a comfortable retirement cost? With the Association […] Read more

How To Raise Your Rent and Keep Your Tenants

In a rising market, it is essential to regularly review the rent for your investment property – but there are a few strategies you can implement that will soften the blow. Blogger: Philippe Brach I met someone over Christmas who was something of an “accidental investor”. He wasn’t someone who was investing in property with […] Read more

Much to gain and little to fear from our growing population

Editorial: Much to gain and little to fear from our growing population Originally posted: February 20, 2016 12:00am – The Editor-  The Courier GROWING pains may at times be uncomfortable, but they are a part of life and the passage to maturity. It is in that context that news this week that Australia’s population has hit 24 million, […] Read more

Feb, 23, 2016

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Property investment guru Chris Gray shares his tips for staying ahead in the 2016 real estate game

Originally posted: January 14, 2016 11:00pm Author: Christine de Silva News Corp Australia Network REAL estate will be a whole new game in 2016 and buyers stand to be the winners, according to property investment guru Chris Gray. “The 2016 property market presents a different ball game for buyers and sellers compared to 2015,” the […] Read more

Feb, 05, 2016

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Strong 2016 predicted for Gold Coast real estate

Originally published on The Investment Property By Phil McCarroll | 20 Jan 2016 08:36 AM The head of a major real estate group believes the stage is set for a strong 2016 and beyond for the market in one stretch of south east Queensland. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive officer Andrew Bell believes […] Read more

Jan, 22, 2016

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Property, shares deemed ‘safer’ than superannuation for retirees

Originally published by: The Financial Review By Kate Cowling. Speculation about when and how the government will change the superannuation system has frightened savers out of topping up their retirement pool. Instead of channelling their wealth into the tax-friendly vehicle, some pre-retirees say they are keeping their money in their savings accounts and investing in […] Read more

Property prices are shifting gears

Original Post: Australian Financial Review

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In this short video you will learn Four Key Trends to help you navigate current changes in the Australian Property Market for 2016.

Nov, 21, 2015

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Superannuation is a guessing game, says expert

Originally Posted by: THE AUSTRALIAN NOVEMBER 12, 2015 12:00AM. How much money do you need to fund a comfortable retirement? For a couple who are 65 years old now, one conventional measure­ says it could be $979,733. The calculation is an inexact business, most particularly because superannuation accounts can earn an average of anything between […] Read more

Nov, 13, 2015

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