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Bad Tenants? Here’s What You Can Do

Managing a property may seem simple enough, and sometimes you may not see the value in investing in a good property manager. However, when things go wrong, having an expert efficiently deal with the problem can save you hours of stress, time and money. What can go wrong with your ...

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Mortgage Broking Myths – Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

With the current Royal Commission proceedings playing out, it’s clear the spotlight on the financial services industry is shining bright. Consequently, recent conversations in the media about Mortgage Brokers, what they do and how they do it, are not always presented with reasonable accuracy or alternatively are based on ...

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us – March

The Blackburne Mortgage Broking team have once again had a great month helping many new and existing clients.

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Save Money with an Industry Specialisation Loan

It’s not widely known, but there are substantial savings to be made and benefits to be enjoyed when applying for a loan under Industry Specialisation Policies many lenders offer.

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Low Rates are Old News? Not with Macquarie

With interest rates starting to edge upwards and experts predicting likely increases by the RBA in the coming year, the days of low rate home loans are on the decline. Or are they?

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How to Change Strata Management Company

You may be considering a change in strata management for your scheme for a number of reasons. It is important to note that the switching process should not be difficult if you are prepared and informed.

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A Financial Planner – Why Every Mortgage Holder Needs One

Settling on a new mortgage, whether it be for a first home, a next home, an investment property or for a refinance, taking the time to see an experienced and licensed Financial Planner should be on your financial to do list.

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8 Signs of a Quality Strata Manager

Are you unsure about what Strata Managers are responsible for doing? You’re not alone. There are many people who are new to living in strata schemes and are unsure what the role entails. A good Strata Manager can help relieve many worries you may face. From ensuring you have ...

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AFG Commercial Lending Platform – Redefining the Business Loan Application Process

Looking to secure a loan for a commercial facility in 2018? We have some exciting news to share with our Blackburne Mortgage Broking clients. Australian Finance Group (AFG) has recently launched their Business Loan Application Platform, allowing brokers and their clients to easily navigate through the commercial loan options available to ...

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7 Tips to Slash Your Credit Card Debt

In the wake of the holiday season, data released from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has revealed that Australian credit card holders collectively owe a whopping $30 billion following rampant spending over the festive period. The research suggests the average credit card user will need to fork out around $3,679 to ...

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What Our Clients are Saying About Us - February 2018

There is no better feeling than hearing from satisfied Blackburne Mortgage Broking clients who experienced an outstanding level of service from our team. See what some of our happy clients have been saying below! Brian has great communication skills and has done a fantastic job with providing excellent service and ...

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How to Increase Your Rental Income

Are you a landlord wanting to increase the rent on your property but are unsure how to go about it? You may be in luck. A recent report from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) indicates that the rental market in Perth is on the road to recovery ...

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Waterproofing Your Apartment | How to Detect Water Ingress

It is only until we reach the middle of the year that rain jackets, umbrellas and woolly jumpers are pulled out from the back of our wardrobes. In Perth we are extremely lucky to enjoy such beautiful weather nearly all year round, some would even say that our ‘winter’ could ...

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Waterfront wonder grows in Perth’s east

Excitement continues to build around Blackburne’s aptly named Marina East development at Ascot Waters, with a second release of 10 new apartment plans hitting the market last Saturday.

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Blackburne to launch Stage 2 of Marina East in Ascot

Blackburne will launch Stage 2 of their Marina East project in Ascot this weekend.

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Should You Refinance Your Home Loan?

Having all your financial ducks in a row is a great way to start the new year, and a review of your home loan should be right at the top of your financial “to do” list. If you are unsure about whether you may benefit from a potential refinance, we ...

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction at Blackburne’s Essence in Claremont

Construction has commenced at Blackburne’s 143-apartment Essence development in Claremont following a groundbreaking ceremony last month.

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Offset Accounts 101 – Make your money work harder for you

One of the most effective tools in your financial arsenal is the humble offset account. If you have one, you are hopefully using it to your best advantage, but if you don’t have an offset, it might be worth considering one. So what are they and how do they work? Glad you asked.

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6 Ways to Reduce Stress as a Landlord

Finding a tenant in today’s market is no easy task. Many low quality tenants prey on private landlords and as a result, it is essential that you check all references.

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Paying Principal on Your Investment Debt – Rewriting the Finance Rules for Investors

Opting for an interest-only loan has always been a sound strategy for investors, with the tax benefits associated with negative gearing, maximising cash flow and directing funds available to pay down owner-occupied debt. These are still very compelling reasons to remain on an interest-only investment product, but as the banking ...

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