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House affordability – houses are just so much more expensive these days compared to when I was young. This is the usual train of thought  but statistics produced by Craig James – chief economist  from Commsec- show that this may not be quite right especially over the last ten years. During this time, disposable incomes …

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Having an investment property without a tenant is the biggest fear of a property investor so it was great news released in the email newsletter from hotspotting.com.au’s newsletter dated 22 March. Figures released by SQM Research revealed that the number of residential vacancies nationally decreased further in February, dipping 0.1 percentage points to record a …

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept official interest rates on hold for the seventh consecutive month. Analysts said the RBA is keeping a lid on rates to offset rising unemployment and concerns about a slowdown in China. The Housing Industry Association says rates are being kept on hold to boost the non-mining economy. RBA …

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With a variety of mortgage reduction techniques available, simple, low-risk fortnightly repayments could prove to be a very effective way to help you reach financial freedom sooner. With fortnightly payments, essentially the concept is very simple. You make a payment every two weeks, there are 26 fortnights in a year, therefore annually you make 13 …

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