Finance News

A Private Testimonial From A Client – The Reason We Do Our Job!

30 August 2017
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This is why we are financial advisers…………… Heading into any important life milestones, such as buying a house or having a baby, can be an exciting but also nervous time. Throughout those stages and others, we have enjoyed the piece of mind that has come with acting on the sound strategic financial advice from HFM.…

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2017 Federal Budget 2 Minute Summary

10 May 2017
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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…

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Top 10 Victorian Suburbs To Watch In 2017

15 January 2017
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REIV has released its Top 10 Suburbs to watch in 2017.: Hoppers Crossing – Outer south west suburb with median house price growth of 15 per cent in the past year, despite a high number of transactions. Solid auction activity (84 per cent clearance rate) and a relatively tight private sale market (median of 28…

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Mortgage Stress On The Rise Despite Low Interest Rates

20 October 2016
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Record low rates don’t seem to have helped mortgage holders from feeling the pinch, as the number of Australians behind on their mortgage payments has hit its highest level in three years. A new report from credit ratings agency Moody’s shows the proportion of borrowers more than 30 days behind on their mortgage payments hit…

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Paying Rent? Here Are Suburbs Where A Mortgage Is Cheaper!

24 September 2016
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Source: REIV  3aw audio of discussion please click here.   If you’re currently renting a one-bedroom apartment in Carlton, then it’s actually cheaper for you to buy the property than continue renting. New REIV data shows that tenants can repay the mortgage on a $215,000 one-bedroom property for just $226 a week – $149 less than…

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Budget Backflips – 500k Lifetime Cap Gone

15 September 2016
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Today the Government announced significant changes to the proposed superannuation reforms, providing clarity and certainty for financial planners and clients around Superannuation. The news that the retrospective $500,000 lifetime non-concessional cap has been removed is something the we as advisers have been actively advocating for on behalf of members since the Federal Budget. Below are…

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