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Negative Gearing

The case in favour of Negative Gearing Since before the July 2 election we've seen arguments for and against Negative Gearing.  Those against have claimed that NG benefits only the rich and forces property prices up while those in the "for" camp refer to risk of increased rents due to lack of investors buying properties…
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The rise of the ‘rentvestor’

The rise of the ‘rentvestor’ By Sarah Millar 14 Jul 2015 Young renters keen to maintain certain lifestyle factors are increasingly looking to buy investment properties in more affordable suburbs and rent closer to the city. The ‘rentvestor’ trend has been identified in a new white paper on young people and the property market. The…
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Part 2: Getting your first home Sooner

Your First Home As housing prices have increased, younger people are finding it more difficult to buy their first home.  In recognition of this many lenders have introduced new loan products to make it easier to buy a first home. A significant advancement in recent years is “limited guarantees”. This involves family assistance that enables…
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First Home Buyers Part 1: Getting Your Finances Right

Getting Your Finances Right - Tips for First Home Buyers This is the first in a seven part series designed to help first home buyers achieve their goal of home ownership. We hope you enjoy the series and welcome any feedback. Buying your first home is an exciting time for everyone and is that first step…
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