Buying Your Property


South East Queensland showing most promise for 2016

If the final quarter of 2015 is anything to go by, the housing market in 2016 is likely to see softer conditions and potentially some improvement in affordability as values slip lower after three and a half years of strong growth. The final three months of 2015 saw capital city dwelling values … [Read More...]

Maintaining Your Property

Money Smarts

home equity

Home equity – your untapped wealth

Your home equity could offer a source of low cost funds that can be used to achieve personal goals. It’s no secret that the property market took off in 2014 and 2015 in many parts of Australia. So what does that mean for home owners? The bottom line is that you could be sitting on a gold mine … [Read More...]

Ask John Symond

John Symond

Dear John – is landlord’s insurance worthwhile?

We revisit John's most popular blog posts from the last 12 months Q: Having just bought an investment apartment for $420,000, I have a mortgage of $380,000, with monthly repayments of about $2,100. With monthly rent of about $1,600, I am short $500. Some friends have suggested I take out … [Read More...]