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EOFY alert! Financial year end just days away

Small business owners wanting to buy a vehicle, asset or important piece of equipment and immediately write off the cost only have a few days to act this financial year. Ah, deadlines: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they sure do get you moving. And with June 30 just days away, time is running out for your business to take advantage of the federal government’s temporary full expensing scheme this financial year. What is temporary full expensing? Temporary full expensing is…...
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Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme

First home buyers can now purchase more expensive properties under the federal government’s hugely popular 5% deposit, no LMI scheme. Single parents with dependent children are also welcoming the higher property price caps, which will apply to the federal government’s new Family Home Guarantee scheme, too. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) allows eligible first home buyers with only a 5% deposit to purchase a property without forking out for lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI), which can save buyers anywhere…...
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Size matters: how to get more bang for your buck on property sizes

An increasing number of Australians are prioritising larger homes and bigger blocks in their house-hunting endeavours since the pandemic began. But where to look? Well, a new search tool helps you calculate which suburbs offer the best bang for your buck. ‘Give me a home among the gumtrees ...' There’s no denying that COVID-19 has resulted in a widespread shift in attitudes on how a family home can contribute to a better work/life balance. With flexible work arrangements becoming the…...
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Aussie businesses load up on light commercial vehicles

Australian businesses have shifted things up a gear this year, with new asset finance figures revealing a 187% rise in light commercial vehicle purchases since January. The spike in business vehicle financing was driven by sales of all classes of vehicles, no doubt partly due to SMEs making the most of the federal government’s temporary full expensing scheme (aka instant asset write-off) ahead of June 30. Here’s a quick snapshot of the Commonwealth Bank’s (CBA) business financing figures by vehicle…...
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33 suburbs where buyers still have the upper hand over sellers

Most of Australia may be a seller’s market right now, but there are still a few dozen suburbs around the country where there’s more housing stock available than in previous years. Today we’ll check out which 33 suburbs are still offering plenty of options for buyers. One key factor that’s resulted in the current “seller’s market” across the majority of Australia is the low level of housing stock available for sale. In the three months to May, CoreLogic estimates that…...
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4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts

While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey. They say knowledge is power. But this week we stumbled across some interesting stats from UBank's Know Your Numbers survey. It found that 84% of Australians who are yet to buy a property admit they don't know enough about…...
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