Category Archives: Property

Dealing with Debt Stress

Australia’s household debt is at unpreceedented levels. Many everyday families are struggling to keep up with mortgage and rent repayments as well as pay for utilities and put food on their tables. Some are faced with the difficult choice of housing vs food. Can this really be the lucky country down under? National Debt Helpline is receiving numerous call from...
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Property purchase vs debt repayment

There is no doubt that buying a home can be a very emotional experience. People often consider the home location, its finishes, distance to family and friends and even the property facade. There is a deep seeded need in most of us to know that we own our own home, even though in more often than not, most of that...
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At risk of having your home repossessed?

If you have a mortgage secured by your home or an investment property, then falling behind in mortgage repayments without advising the lender of your financial hardship, and renegotiation your current loan repayments, may result in your property being repossessed. While the lender’s rights to repossess a property differ for investment properties as compared to a property you actually live...
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New Year Debt Dilema?

Here we go again…2017 is well and truely here, and for many of you so are the traces of extragavances enjoyed by all over the preceeding few weeks. Christmas and New Year are certainly full of fun times with family and friends, trips away and exchange of presents. Unfortunately reality hits home soon enough with the arrival of credit card...
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How much interest should you pay on your debt?

There is little consensus on this subject. However much depends on the borrower, the amount of debt and the purpose of debt. Credit providers are trying to charge borrowers as much as they can, while borrowers are seeking out the best possible finance deals which can save some some money. Then there is theĀ  Australian government who would like property...
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