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2017 Federal Budget 2 Minute Summary

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Budget delivered by Treasurer Scott Morrison has clearly tried to hit the ‘reset button’ from the unpopular and disastrous Budgets of 2014-15 and 2015-16. Gone are the stalled Budget measures from those past Budgets, replaced by concern over the weak wages growth and struggle that everyday families experience.  The big concern for me is how the banks will pass on the 6 basis point levy the Turnbull government has warned the big five banks not to lie to their customers if they pass on a new $6 billion levy, AAP reports. There are suggestions the banks may move quickly to raise mortgage rates by up to 0.15 per cent to compensate for the budget measure. Read the rest of entry »

Our 5 Budget Predictions For 2017

Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017
Happy Budget Eve, usually known as Christmas for all those in financial services or for political journalists, but Fairfax management are the Christmas Grinch this year after revealing they are going to slash 125 jobs resulting in a strike this week. Read the rest of entry »

How To Fix The Housing Crisis = Supply & Transport

Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2017

With the RBA holding rates in their May cash rate decision on Tuesday, Lowe’s comments on supply and transport imply the Government has the ability to control prices. With the Budget to be unveiled tomorrow, the Australian Financial Review reported in April that the Government was considering limiting the number of properties a single investor could own. Read the rest of entry »

On The Move - But Only Over The Road!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017
Well The Finance Guru team, HFM & Partners & have moved.  Over the road!  230 Lennox Street Richmond has been our home for the last 2 years however the building got sold late in 2016 and forced us to make a move.  So since March 1st 2017 we are at The Loft, 229 Lennox Street and are very happy.  We look forward to welcoming you soon. Read the rest of entry »

Top 10 Victorian Suburbs To Watch In 2017

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017
Lower stock levels, record low interest rates and strong population growth will encourage buyer interest well into 2017. Agents were already filtering listings for February, well ahead of the close of the 2016 year – a very positive sign for the first quarter of 2017 Read the rest of entry »

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