Blog Archive November 2012

Why low interest rates mean it’s time to buy

  • November 30, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Following the GFC interest rates have been cut around the world and while they are down the canny individual will make the most of them. Here are a few ways you can use these low rates to your advantage.

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Want a home loan approved? Now’s the time!

  • November 28, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

The Global Financial Crisis was tough for everyone but now it is time to throw out your GFC attitude and get positive, the world is bouncing back and now is the time to make the most of the recovery period. Confidence has returned in the housing market with the home lending at record highs this year.

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The Block. Is it for real?

  • November 26, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

By now most of us will have watched The Block, seeing the teams take derelict homes and turn them into polished products ready for sale in just a few short weeks, but is it for real or is this just another case of reality TV not living up to its name?

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Return on investment? Should have bought in the 1920s

  • November 24, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Fancy buying a cosy 5 room cottage comes with everything needed to complete your property including full plans, lumber, roofing shingles, doors, windows, hard wood flooring, mouldings plus the varnish and paint to complete your house? Sounds pretty good doesn’t it, everything you need to build your own home all in a single package.

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Renting in Queensland? You may be forking out a bit more soon

  • November 22, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

If you are renting in Queensland you may have a little less in your pocket every week if proposed legislation is passed. The legislation could see people in rental properties having to pay an extra $20 a week. The state government is aiming to overhaul property laws, forcing all landlords to conduct compulsory building and pest inspections on dwellings. If the legislation is passed, the measures are likely to push up rental prices by up to $20 a week, many experts have warned.

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