The State Government of Victoria has recently announced a range of new initiatives for first homebuyers. These changes come into effect 1 July 2017 and include the following: The removal of stamp duty for homes – both new and established – under $600,000;  Scaled stamp duty reductions for homes – both new and established –


The monthly CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index reported a further rise in the value of capital city dwellings in February, with values rising 1.4% over the month. Melbourne has remained at the top of the capital gain tables over the past two cycles. Since the beginning of 2009,  the Melbourne housing market values are 87.7% higher. The


Would you be surprised if I told you that making millions, or even being a ‘savvy saver’, has more to do with your attitude towards money than how much you make or spend? Those who become wealthy possess certain characteristics that influence their relationship with money. They are more frugal and less inclined to waste


There are loads of options available to homeowners when it comes to managing your own mortgage. Most people are actively paying off both the principal and the interest, because that’s what they’ve always done. But is that the best way forward for your investment property strategy? Meet would-be investors Joanne and Richard (names changed for