• May Newsletter

    As I’m putting the finishing touches to this I look out my window and the sun is shining! Bliss!!
    Can you believe we’re almost at the end of May. I know this because my nephew’s birthday was yesterday and the next amazing spot on my calendar is the Winter Solstice which is the shortest day of the year. This is wonderful because it means that Spring and Summer are on their way. So looking forward to some warm …
    In the meantime, here’s some even more interesting news:
    • Why it might be time to refinance
    • Buyers shifting to units
    • Stay calm over fixed rates
    • ATO issues tax scam warning
  • April Newsletter

    Christmas seemed like yesterday and now here we are at the end of April having done Easter and ANZAC Day. I’m not quite sure where the time is going, but it sure is flying by.
    I trust you’ve enjoyed 3 short weeks in a row with a scattering of really nice weather dotted in amongst it. It’s so nice being able to sit in the garden with the sun on my face.
    Like me, you’re probably overwhelmed with election coverage, so instead of giving you even more politics news, I’ve found some property and finance stories I think you’ll appreciate:
    • Housing incentives expanded
    • Homebuilding costs rise sharply
    • Aussies prepared for rate rises
    • ‘Rate lock’ feature explained
  • March Newsletter

    I trust you’ve had a good month. It feels like only yesterday was Christmas and at the same time if feels like Christmas was forever away, so much has been happening and life has been so busy.
    Can you believe that next weekend it’s going to be EASTER!! AND to top it off Daylight Savings will be over as well … for those of us that have it … a sure sign summer and the warm weather is on it’s way out.
    I finally arrived back in Melbourne on the 8th March and although I love being in Adelaide, it’s nice to be home and reconnect with my girls .. I say girls, but they’re really young women 🙂
    I’ve got some big stories about our booming market:
    • Home loans demand soars
    • Property prices rising fast
    • Australia sets GDP record
    • Good news for investors
    So read on below. I love it when you take the time to let me know what you think of the stories we share here … I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.
    I wish you all that’s wonderful for the Easter holiday break and look forward to bringing you more interesting news on the finance and property front next month.
  • February Newsletter

    What a month it’s been. So much has been happening all round the country and to top it all off our National borders are now opening!! With any luck the world will once again be our oyster and the last 2 years will become a thing of the past and something to talk to our grandchildren about. Remember when the world shut down …
    Back home here though, people are continuing to buy new places both as homes and investment properties. It’s been amazing how many people are moving to regional areas now loads of us aren’t required to work from an office or only attend the office for minimal days in a month. It’s all very exciting.
    I’d love to know what’s been happening in your life … give me a call or send me an email …
    Meanwhile, here’s what’s making news in property and finance:
    • Borrowers set home loans record
    • First home buyers get savings boost
    • Homebuilding costs rise 7.3%
    • How to prepare for rate rises
  • January Newsletter

    I hope you and your family and friends had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
    Personally, I totally enjoyed the day with my family and I’ve enjoyed catching up with my extended family in Adelaide very much over the last month as well … it was a LONG time between visits!!
    I was extremely thankfully, that the COVID scare around New Years didn’t turn into much in Victoria, or any where else in Australia for that matter! And as I write this, we’ve had at least 7 days with no new locally acquired cases, which are the ones everyone seems to get panicked by.
    On the finance front, there’s been no shortage of people looking for finance in the last month, so if you’re thinking of buying anytime soon, it’s probably a good idea to get yourself sorted sooner rather than later.
    It might be January, but there’s plenty of big news around right now:
    • Good news for mortgage broker customers
    • New home sales jump 91.8%
    • Banks raising their lending standards
    • Listings bottom out

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  • December Newsletter

    Can you believe it’s already the end of the year?
    Here are five stories that will help you look ahead to 2022:
    • Mortgage ‘loyalty tax’ rises
    • Property listings trending up
    • Average loan size jumps 16.4%
    • Govt boosts first home buyer support
    • Broker market share hits new record

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  • November Newsletter

    It’s been yet another interesting month bringing us almost to the end of yet another interesting year and Christmas Day, is just one month from today!! Can you believe it?
    I for one have got my fingers crossed that we’ll be returning to some sort of normality in the New Year where we can visit with each other and travel into the country and between states freely. I’m so looking forward to travelling home to South Australia to catch up with everyone.
    There’s so much going on in the world of finance at the moment (as usual) and here are four stories making news at the moment:
    • Australia goes on building boom
    • Why refinancing is so popular right now
    • Investor activity surges
    • Property myth gets busted
  • October Newsletter

    Well we’re finally coming out of Lockdown here in Victoria!! Thank Goodness. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve found this Lockdown a real struggle and I’m very much looking forward to be able to see family and friends again.
    My next wish as you can probably imagine, is that they open the borders again between Melbourne and Adelaide so I get to see the rest of my family in SA.
    Next week we’ve got the Melbourne Cup, which is really happening. It’s the only horse race that most of Australia watches. I hope you pick a winner.
    In the meantime, here’s some interesting property and finance news for you to enjoy:
    • Home loan rules tightened
    • House rents grow 5.5%
    • Be wary of buy-now-pay-later
    • ABS releases lockdown data

    Read more here.

  • September Newsletter

    We’ve made it to spring … and we’re on the home run to Christmas once again!!
    I trust you and you’re family and friends are managing the odd circumstances in which the world is currently operating in with ease and have been able to find some joy in doing things differently.
    The year has flown by, even with all the unpredictability of current world. For me, one day seems to blend into the next given that we’re still in Lockdown here in Victoria and we’re not alone this time.
    There’s been so many things I’d planned to be doing this year and haven’t been able to do because there weren’t many of them that could be done in a 5km radius of my home 😐
    Fingers crossed we’re allowed out again soon.
    Finance has continued to be ever changing and as the season changes, so too has the property and lending landscape.
    Here are 4 stories making headlines right now:
    1. Property sales up 42%
    2. Analysis reveals fixed-variable rate gap
    3. Aussies saving more money
    4. More borrowers using brokers
  • August Newsletter

    I hope you and your family are happy and healthy and doing well in the current Lockdown, it seems that almost half the country has joined NSW, hopefully it’ll all sort itself out soon and we can get back to some sort of normality where we can visit with our families and friends and plan our events without worrying that they’re going to be cancelled.
    Please stay safe and if you’re in need of conversation, I’m always, as you’re probably fully aware, happy to have a chat, so give me a call.
    There are still loads of things going on in the finance and property sector and here’s a few things happening in the market as we approach spring:
    • Investor activity rising
    • Demand outstripping supply
    • Lenders offering green loans
    • ATO issues tax warning

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  • July Newsletter

    And yet another month has flashed by with lots of twists and turns as seems to be more of the norm these days than not.
    Here in Victoria we seem to be getting to the end of yet another Lockdown and this time we’ve not been the only state to have to manage our way through that situation.
    These stories might help you make or save money:
    • Mortgage deferrals available
    • Many homes cheaper to buy than rent
    • Property investors cashing in
    • ATO reveals key tax mistake
    Happy reading!

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  • June Newsletter

    What an interesting month we’ve just had here in Victoria. I trust you and your family have survived and hopefully thrived during the recent Lockdown and continue to do so as we step back into some form of new norm.
    I’m back in Melbourne again now, having had a lovely road trip on Sunday in what turned out to be quite a nice day weather wise.
    I’ve got my fingers crossed that by the time you get to read this my normal phone number will be back in action … nothing like a good mess up with a phone number to keep a person on their toes.
    If by some chance it hasn’t, the temporary number I’ve been gifted is 0459 039 347.
    If you’ve been wondering what’s been happening in the market recently, then check out these stories:
    • Borrowers hit with loyalty tax
    • Keep lending standards high, says RBA
    • Property market sets new record
    • Government releasing 30,000 grant spots