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What The Block result means for the property market

The champagne flowed freely on The Block finale on Sunday night. Winners Tess and Luke watched the hammer fall a whopping $630,000 over reserve. Even last-place finishers Mitch and Mark enjoyed a windfall of $384,000. While hysteria surrounding the ... More
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The tax Airbnb hosts must know to avoid a nasty shock

One of the success stories of the sharing economy has been Airbnb, which matches private accommodation to potential renters. But getting involved in letting part of your home through Airbnb can deliver a nasty, and little understood, tax sting. Broadly ... More
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How to invest, earn and grow your home deposit

In 2017, Gal Margalit, 32, left Israel for Sydney to take up a business analyst role in the IT industry. She immediately started looking for a sensible way to invest her money in the hopes of buying a property. We spoke to Gal about how using RateSetter ... More
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How to buy your first home with just a 5% deposit

First home buyers will be able to get into a house with as little as 5% deposit through the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme - provided the value of the property falls under the property price caps announced this week by the Morrison government. The caps ... More
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Market wrap: rate cuts, recession rumours and the RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered the cash rate by another 25 basis points on Tuesday, resulting in a new record low of 0.75%. Before deciding to cut interest rates, the RBA considered the trend to lower interest rates globally as a trigger ... More
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Ask Paul: I just got divorced and I'm out of my depth

I am a 41-year-old recently divorced woman. I have returned home to Australia after living overseas for many years . I have $50,000 to invest (50% of a retirement annuity received in the divorce settlement) and $50,000 in child support maintenance ... More
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How to protect your home from a hefty $6000 repair bill

Homeowners have paid $10.5 billion to cover building defects in the past decade. New research by the comparison website Mozo has revealed that it cost $6434 to fix the average apartment defect and $5839 if something went wrong in your house. Mozo property ... More
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