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AustAsia Group Property Update: Hold On for the Improvement into 2019 and 2020

March 2019 | Real Estate
There are a lot of clients who have asked us for advice in relation to the property market. To assist clients, we give some clarity to the media reports and other information relating to the property market, and particularly in WA. We have been asked by numerous clients on whether they should hold their...
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Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: You

March 2019 | Investments
Picture this: you scrimp, you save, and finally the day you’ve been waiting for arrives. Today is the day you get your new car. What’s the first thing you do before you even drive it out of the dealership? Yes, you insure it. There’s no way you’d risk anything happening to it, would you?...
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Property Exchange Australia (PEXA)

March 2019 | Real Estate
As from the 1st December 2018, the Western Australian Land Registry, more commonly known as Landgate, made it mandatory that the following documents are lodged with them electronically: Transfers of Land Mortgages Eligible Discharges of Mortgages Caveats Withdrawal of Caveats Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) is currently Australia’s only online property document exchange platform. It...
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Cash Flow Management

February 2019 | Accounting & Tax
Small Business Update We’re pleased to send you the first article in our Small Business Updates series. We’ll post a new Update every few weeks on a topic that we think will be of particular interest to our small business clients. Have you ever heard that “Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash...
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Counting the Cost of a Curveball

February 2019 | Investments
Here’s a confronting question: what would you do if the main breadwinner in your household could no longer bring in an income? Do you have a Plan B? Most people don’t. That’s where insurance comes in. Curveballs. They’re unexpected, often deceptive and it’s impossible to predict their trajectory. That’s why they’re so devastating –...
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Are you worried about the future of your superannuation?

February 2019 | Investments
In years gone by, the greatest asset for many Australians was their family home. These days with compulsory and voluntary super contributions, your greatest asset could one day be your super. There are currently no representatives in parliament specifically mandated to stand up for your superannuation dollars or to help protect that "nest egg"....
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A Few Interesting Facts About Retirement

February 2019 | Investments
Given the financial demands of everyday life, planning your retirement may be a relatively low priority. You may also think that you have plenty of time to plan. But before you put off planning for your retirement any longer, here are some key facts you should consider. Your retirement could last 30 years or...
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Do we help with a home deposit?

January 2019 | Real Estate
“Should we help our children into their first home?” It’s a topical question in these days of shrinking home affordability but like most big issues, there is no simple answer. As a general principle, I find it’s better to assist your children financially sooner rather than later. After all, if you are 55 now,...
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How to De-Stress Your Mortgage

December 2018 | Real Estate
Keys to de-stressing a mortgage “Don't sail out farther than you can row back.” This Danish saying is sound advice for anyone thinking of borrowing to buy a home, particularly now while interest rates are low but are likely to rise over coming years. According to a paper1 prepared by the Centre of Policy...
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The Interest Only Regulation Myth

December 2018 | Finance
The two regulators for the banking industry have been hitting interest-only loans hard. APRA regulates banks, dictating how they are able to lend, the rules around investment lending, owner occupier lending, and interest-only versus principal and interest loans. ASIC regulates the people that deal with consumers – so brokers (like us), bank managers, mobile...
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