Should you use an offset account?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 23rd, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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An offset account is a powerful home loan feature that could help you save thousands of dollars and see you paying off your home loan sooner. What is an offset account? An offset account is a transactional account that is connected to your mortgage. The funds in the account are subtracted from the balance remaining […]

Outer west prices buck Sydney downward trend

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 20th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Inner Sydney property prices may be running out of steam but things are only starting to kick off in the outer west, with some suburbs growing at a rate of more than $2,000 a day. According to The Daily Telegraph, the outer west is bucking citywide trends due to the construction of the Badgerys Creek Airport […]

Tenants moving out? What to do before new tenants move in

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 18th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Between tenancies is an ideal time to inspect your investment property and carry out any tasks required to keep the property in optimal condition. Some investors choose to use the time between tenancies to undergo renovations and make improvements that will help lift the properties value and increase rental returns. Even if you’re not improving […]

What attributes to look for in a family home?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 16th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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People require different things from their homes at different stages of their lives. When people are young and carefree they may be mostly concerned with finding a home that is affordable or convenient to their work or lifestyle hubs. As people grow and add to their family however, they may look for a place that […]

Learn what’s happening in your neighbourhood

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 13th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Blacktown residents have the opportunity to discuss issues affecting their communities at monthly forums held by the Blacktown City Council. The forums are held in different wards across the city and provide residents with an opportunity to hear about neighbourhood issues as well as have their say. What can attendees expect? Ward councillors, alongside Mayor […]

What should I do if my home is too noisy?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 11th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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While many of us want our homes to be a quiet oasis, we aren’t all so lucky. Some people live on busy streets, or can hear train or airport noise nearby, while others just want to block out the sounds of their neighbour’s daily chatter. Luckily, exterior noise isn’t something that people need to put […]

RBA extends low interest rate streak

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 9th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Last week the Reserve Bank kept the official interest rate on hold at the historic low of 1.5 per cent, extending its long running streak of no movements up or down. April’s meeting made for the 18th consecutive board meeting where the RBA has not budged from its position, making it the longest stint where […]

High Street is getting a facelift

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 6th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Penrith’s High Street is about to get an upgrade that will help transform the city centre. The Penrith council will be injecting new life into the street by improving and increasing outdoor dining spaces, making shops easier to access and making the city centre more sustainable for the future. There are also plans to upgrade […]

5 common financial mistakes you can easily avoid

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 5th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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We all hope to be financially secure in the future, but it is all too easy to fall victim to small errors of judgement that can lead to long-term monetary losses. While sometimes we need to learn from our own mistakes, it is much easier (and better for our wallets) if we can learn from […]

How paying extra can help you save on your mortgage

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 3rd, 2018 in Property Tips | 1 Comment
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With the official cash rate currently sitting at an all-time low of 1.5 per cent, there’s never been a better time to get ahead on mortgage repayments. The best thing that borrowers can do is to make extra payments whenever and however they can. Every payment made now can have a huge ripple affect that […]

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