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Shane specialises in helping Gen Y professionals and business owners make an impact by accumulating more assets, generating more income, and having more time to enjoy life. He has a Master of Applied Finance, an MBA, and a Master of Financial Planning. He is also a terrible golfer.

Jun 20

Buying an Investment Property With Home Equity

By Shane | Investing

If you’ve owned your property for a few years, and you have been diligently paying down your home loan, then there is a chance that you’ve built up some equity. Equity is the difference between the value of your property and the total amount of loans secured against your property. A popular wealth-building strategy is to use available home equity to purchase an investment property.

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Jun 19

How do you access equity

By Shane | Investing

The growth in property values in Sydney has been unprecedented over the past few years. This has resulted in many property owners sitting on large amounts of untapped home equity. When used properly, accessing equity can act as an ‘accelerant’ to wealth building. However, a common question I hear is, “how do I access equity?”

Let’s take a look at the 5 step process of accessing equity.

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Jun 18

The NSW First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) Scheme

By Shane | First Home Buyer

The First Home Owner Grant has changed numerous times over the past few years. In 2017, the NSW Government announced the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme that offers stamp duty exemptions for first home buyers who buy a property worth less than a certain limit. Read this blog post to learn more. Also on offer is a grant for first home buyers who are looking to purchase a new home or build their home. Continue reading

May 22

How many Australians own an investment property?

By Shane | Investing

Property investment is a bit of an obsession here in Australia. The media loves reporting on it and every bloke at the BBQ or around the water cooler in the office has an opinion on the property market. If you’re anything like me, you’d swear that every man and his dog owned 23 investment properties.

So I decided to dive into data released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to figure out once and for all how many Australians ACTUALLY owned an investment property.Continue reading

May 21

7 Tips When Buying Your First Investment Property

By Shane | Investing

7 tips when buying your first investment property

There is a difference between buying a home to live in and buying an investment property. It’s mostly an emotional decision when deciding which property you will call ‘home sweet home‘, where an investment decision should be made through a rational decision-making process… it should be all about the numbers.

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Jun 27

What Is A Home Loan Guarantor?

By Shane | Guarantor

A third-party to a home loan is called a guarantor, which helps you get a loan by offering additional security support. Generally, guarantors are limited to spouses or immediate family members. A home loan guarantor can be your helping hand to buying your dream home. Many lenders will allow you to obtain a home loan given that your spouse or family member will help you buy by providing additional security support.Continue reading

Jun 26

The Step-By-Step Guide To Refinancing

By Shane | Refinancing

Refinancing refers to the process of paying out your current home loan, either with your existing lender or through a different lender. You can get a lower interest rate and reduce your monthly repayments or you could fix your rate for certain period and have the security of fixed monthly repayments. If you would like to refinance your loan, below is a step-by-step guide.Continue reading

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