• February 18, 2020

Category: Articles

Existing borrowers gouged by banks offering new mortgage discounts, RBA says

Existing borrowers gouged by banks offering new mortgage discounts, RBA says

Are you one of those people who spend hours online or in stores trying to find the best discount on the latest gadget or fashion item? If the answer is yes and you also have…

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Retirees holding onto spare rooms, even when they downsize

Retirees holding onto spare rooms, even when they downsize

Roughly two million older Australians are considering moving homes when they retire. But they won’t be giving up the spare bedroom. It will be reserved for friends and family, or repurposed into a study or…

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Homebuyers are stampeding back into the Australian property market, leading to what could be ‘the fastest market recovery on record’

Homebuyers are stampeding back into the Australian property market, leading to what could be ‘the fastest market recovery on record’

If national prices continue on their current trajectory, 2020 will see the fastest market recovery in Australian history, according to property research group CoreLogic. The property downturn saw an 8.4% correction in values. In just…

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Older Australians who own their home more than 20 times better off than those who rent, data shows

Older Australians who own their home more than 20 times better off than those who rent, data shows

Exclusive Australian Bureau of Statistics data has revealed the staggering difference in wealth of older Australians in owner-occupied households compared to those that rent. Key points: – Those who own property as they approach retirement…

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Changing Market Good for the Industry

Changing Market Good for the Industry

It’s a rising market and that should spell profit for mortgage brokers, real estate agents, financial planners and accountants Yet, recent legislation passed in Canberra means that the way Australians source loans in 2020 will…

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The Skills-Value Matrix by Anil Puri

The Skills-Value Matrix by Anil Puri

The Skills-Value Matrix By Anil Puri This is the 2nd step to take towards a more productive and effective use of your time. In our previous Time Log video blog you got a good idea of where…

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The Default Diary by Anil Puri

The Default Diary by Anil Puri

The Default Diary By Anil Puri This is the 3rd and final part in our 3-part video series on time management. We’ve already covered The Time Log and the Skills/Value Matrix. The Default Diary builds on these to…

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Time Log by Anil Puri

Time Log by Anil Puri

The Time Log By Anil Puri If you are like a lot of our clients, then lack of time can be a real issue for you. It’s easy to have a plan for the day…

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The disrupters cutting the big four’s lunch

The disrupters cutting the big four’s lunch

James Frost| Australian Financial Review| 6 January 2020 https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/the-disruptors-cutting-the-big-four-s-lunch-20191120-p53ce1 If you want to know what an aggrieved bank customer looks like, look no further than Stewart Koziora. The hospitality entrepreneur and property developer has just…

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Home values surged in December quarter

Home values surged in December quarter

Hannah Dowling| Mortgage Business| 7 January 2020 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/14143-home-values-surged-in-december-quarter-2 National dwelling values increased 4.0 per cent in the three months to December 2019, the fastest growth rate seen over a three-month period for 10 years, according to CoreLogic.…

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