Advice & Blog

Negative gearing for investment

Negative gearing – a term you hear a lot in investor circles, but what exactly does it mean?
If successfully executed, this strategy can bring tax advantages and potential for significant capital gain.

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Christmas on a budget

Christmas is just around the corner and a well-deserved holiday beckons! The summer holiday season is a special time to celebrate, enjoy the company of your family and friends and recharge your batteries for the New Year. However, without a bit of thought and...

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First Home Owner Grants by State

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was first introduced in Australia on 1 July 2000, to help first-time buyers get a foothold in the property market. Although the scheme is accessible nation-wide, each state and territory government is responsible for the...

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Nectar Charity Lawn Bowls Day

The Nectar Canberra office ran their first ever barefoot bowls tournament on October 26th, as a fundraiser for our charity partner, Children’s Cancer Institute. The weather came to the party, setting the event up perfectly for what was a highly enjoyable afternoon at the RUC bowling green in Turner, ACT.

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Median house prices in Australia 30 years ago

It’s true enough that some cities are currently experiencing sliding property prices, offering some respite and opportunity to first-home buyers, but have you ever wondered what the average home was worth ‘back in the day’?

How much did your parents or grandparents have to fork out when they purchased their first property? Its fair to say, prices were a little lower back then…

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Cairns Rainforest Retreat

Spectacularly blended with its wild surrounds, ‘Planchonella House’ was dreamed up and created by husband and wife, Jesse Bennet, an architect and builder, and Anne-Marie Campagnolo, an interior designer.  The Edge Hill property feels incredibly isolated, nestled against the lush rainforest of Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, yet is located just 15 minutes from Cairns town centre.

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Rubbish Dump Home Sells After Unexpected Offer

One “lucky” buyer has managed to purchase a Granville property for $215,000 less than the median house value of the West Sydney suburb.  34 Seventh St, sold prior to auction for $630,000, epitomises the idiom, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

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Australian Castles For Sale

When one thinks of castles, images are evoked of medieval European structures, perhaps Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. Australia is not normally associated with such things, but here in the land down under we do have our fair share of colossal mansions and palaces....

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