The Experts

Where is the economy heading?

As we enter a new decade, it seems the only certainty about the Australian economy during 2020 will be continuing uncertainty.

“You’ve been served!”: What it actually means

What the famous legal term actually entails in Australia.

2019 was an eventful year in the property world

Well if 2019 was anything, it certainly wasn’t uneventful.

Prepare for the future, but don’t ignore today

As far as I’m concerned, the aim of building wealth is to be able to provide us with the lifestyle that we choose, both now and into the future.

What to do with abandoned property

We regularly get enquiries about what someone can do if another person has abandoned property in someone else’s possession or on someone else’s property.

Why you need to be careful with debt consolidation

Debt consolidation can sound like a great idea. Roll all your liabilities – especially the credit cards and personal loans at high rates –...

Missing redraw

Earlier this month the Reserve Bank cut rates again - the third time since June - to a new all-time low of 0.75% as...

Front book or back book – what type of home loan do you have?

For most of us, we have no idea what a ‘front’ or ‘back’ book even is but get it wrong and it could be...

Pay bills on time to get a better home loan

Most know we have a credit file lenders access when making decisions to lend us money. What many don’t understand is how it works...

Putting the fun into buying your first home

Buying your first home can be daunting. It is often made more confusing by help and advice offered by well-meaning friends and family. One first...

Maximising your property valuation

Property valuations are a critical piece of the lending puzzle. Lower than expected valuations can mean not getting the amount you needed, higher interest, lenders...

Can someone with dementia make a Will?

We often get enquiries from people with family members who are in the twilight of their lives as to whether or not a person...

Beat the Christmas selling deadline

Daylight saving is upon us and with it a rapidly closing window to buy or sell a property in time for Christmas.

Interest rate cut is not good news for everyone

This week’s interest rate reduction of a quarter of a per cent has led to for the first time in our history an official...

Buying property off the plan

The property market certainly has a spring in its step with property prices once again showing some encouraging growth, auction clearance rates high and lots of sale contracts coming across our desk.

Three mistakes you may be making in your small business

Here’s some of the most common financial planning mistakes in small business... The business doesn’t know where their profit comes from Most businesses have a pretty...

How you can delay or prevent the onset of diabetes

In Australia diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition, increasing at a faster rate than other chronic disease. Close to 1.7 million people in Australia...

Why is added sugar so bad for you?

High consumption of added sugar is strongly linked to obesity, which is a risk factor for many health conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.

Key factor in weight management

Who would have thought the bacteria and health of your gut could affect your ability to lose weight?

Folau saga is not about religion

That Folau has hijacked the debate into a war about freedom of religion is clever, but misleading.