Entries by Rachael Hodgson

Property Investing: Shop like a Pro

What do the pro’s look for in a high-performing investment property? Following our Viva BrisVegas blog we’re breaking down the business of Property Investing into 10 bitsized chunks. Selecting the best investment property is going to depend a lot on your budget, individual circumstances, and overall strategy. However, there are some key fundamentals that many […]

The Banks are at it again!

Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) keeping a record low interest rate of 1.5% for the last 25 consecutive months & Westpac recording a $5.4 billion profit last year. Westpac announced that they are increasing their variable interest rates by 0.14% p.a. On a $500k loan this is going to increase your repayment by approx. $700 p.a. This is […]

Don’t be a slacker…Your loan depends on it.

Have you been slacking? Missing loan, credit card or utility bill payments? With the introduction of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (or CCR for short) it is more important than ever to make your repayments on time. CCR was introduced in July 2018 and is a system whereby lenders share more of your data with credit bureaus such […]

Five top tips for EOFY/NFY

The end of the financial year/new financial year is the perfect time to take stock, assess your current situation and plan for the year ahead. To help you along we’ve come up with 5 top tips to help you achieve your financial goals:- Self-Employed – Read this before you submit your tax return! Tax planning […]

How to have your smashed avocado and eat it too! 🥑

The phrase “smashed avocado” in Australia has become a recurring theme in the debate about housing affordability and has evolved to symbolize inter-generational tensions around the cost of housing. Ever since demographer Bernard Salt wrote, in a wry newspaper column, that he had seen “young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted […]