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How to Buy at Auction

Many buyers relish the competition and sense of intrigue that buying at auction lends – but for those less experienced with purchasing in this way, it can seem intimidating.

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Your Dream Suburb?

Finder.com.au research shows that the gross annual salary needed to afford a home across Australia varies from $6,103 to $1.68 million. This is based on median house prices from CoreLogic RP Data (November 2014), a 10 percent deposit, 30-year loan term, the average variable interest rate of 5.38 percent, and mortgage repayments making up 29 […]

Quote it Low Watch it Go, Quote it High Watch it Die.

There is a common expression amongst real estate agents: “quote it low watch it go, quote it high watch it die”. This refers to auction sales campaigns and this thought process leads to frustration on the part of property buyers. Talk to any buyer in an auction area and they will be able to regale […]

The Timing Dilemma

It is difficult when you have found two properties that you like and they are both on different timelines. Especially if one is for sale by private treaty and the other by auction in a few weeks. The temptation is to think that the private treaty property will be more straightforward since there is an […]

Auction Strategies

A strong opening bid can often work wonders – but you need to be sure of market values and very brave to go through with it. We refer to this strategy as a “slam dunk”. If buyers are nervous about the market they are going to seek reassurance from other buyers bidding. A knock out […]

Stay covered against the unexpected

Police Bank is pleased to announce that its preferred insurance partner, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Allianz), has been named Large General Insurance Company of the Year at the 2014 Australian Insurance Industry Awards. Receiving the award for a fourth straight year, Allianz was judged to have performed best against a range of criteria including: dedication […]

Can Anyone Challenge Your Will?

It’s easy for a disgruntled family member to say “I’m going to challenge the Will”. However, there’s only a few limited ways in which a Will can be challenged. The most common way for a challenge to be made is under family provision legislation. This allows certain people to make a claim on your estate. […]

How to Remove Adware

We’ve had reports from Members about annoying pop-up ads appearing on their computers while browsing the web. These pop-up’s are certainly caused by malicious software called adware. Some adware programs can monitor your Internet surfing to target the websites that you log on to, and then generate automatic pop-up advertisements based on your viewing habits. […]

10 Tax Time Tips To Help You Avoid Being Scammed!

Here we are in June already and this means that tax time is literally knocking on our door! Gone are the days of physically lodging your return via paper, with most folks lodging their returns through the ATO portal electronically, for convenience and speed. It’s a fantastic way to get it done and hopefully get […]