Options for Helping Elderly Parents

We all want to see our elderly parents happy, safe and well cared for and at the same time be respectful of their wishes and views. Holidays and get togethers with elderly family members are often times when it becomes evident that there needs to be some family discussions about how to best support your…

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Guarantor Beware!

Have you ever been asked to be a guarantor? Do you have children may be a more telling question in this scenario. Many people do “go guarantor” for their children or family members and this is often an effective way to enable the child or family members (borrower) to purchase a home without the need for expensive…

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Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages enable you to withdraw equity from your home.  With a reverse mortgage there is no obligation to make any repayments of principal or interest.  Perhaps you have the problem of being asset/equity rich and cash poor and you need funds to assist with some home renovations for old age, to fund some lifestyle…

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Going into Franchising

If you are considering franchising your business model or acquiring a franchise business, there is a lot of homework you need to do before you embark on this journey. Utilise the many resources available to ensure you fully understand the concepts involved and educate yourself before you make the leap – it may save you many thousands…

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Is buying a Franchise really for you?

Anyone going into business should spend some time engaging in a little navel gazing and examine (honestly) your attitudes, capabilities and goals. There are no guarantees of success just because you are buying a franchise business. A significant percentage of franchise failures are the responsibility of the franchisees themselves. Reasons for failure can include: The franchisee not…

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Buying a Franchise?

Before you take the plunge into buying a franchise business there are some must dos. The first on the list is to educate yourself about what you are really getting into. Research, reading and talking to people is a great start. Luckily for budding franchises there are very good resources – Start with the website…

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Man’s Best Friend

Medium and high-density living is becoming more popular, and with certain areas experiencing high population growth, it is also becoming necessary. So, if we are leaving the “white picket fences” behind, what about our treasured companions, or man’s (woman’s) best friend? We often hear from Buyers that agents have told them “the Body Corporate cannot…

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Finance Definition Contract

Finance definition and what you need to know in relation to your Contract. It is an often-misconstrued understanding that if you have pre-approval of finance, you will have the funds from your financier available at settlement. Pre-approval does not constitute an unconditional offer from your Bank for finance. That is why it is important you…

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Title Deeds No Longer Required

Lost your original certificate of title?  No need to panic! As of 1 October 2019, original paper Certificates of Title (also known as title deeds) do not need to be presented (or found!) in order to sell or deal with property. Previously, where a paper Certificate of Title was issued for a property, it needed…

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