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4 Ways to Avoid Debt When Shopping for Your First Home

Shopping for your first home can be an exciting experience—it’s a huge milestone in anyone’s life and can come with a lot of freedom. However, buying a home can be a challenging process if you’re not financially prepared to take on this type of responsibility. Here are four ways to prepare your finances for homeownership and […]

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The Two Achilles Heels of the Australian Economy: Debt Levels and Housing Prices

For years we have been arguing that Australian real estate prices are obscenely high and ultimately unsustainable. Despite our citing of data from such respected institutions and organisations as The Economist, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it is only now that the message and our warnings seems to be catching up with reality. Are we predicting a massive bursting of an unflatteringly obese bubble?

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Australian Housing Affordability and Household Debt

We have long argued that Australian real estate prices are at unaffordable levels. It is, of course, easy to prove ones own argument by finding information and statistics that support it. So, we set out to disprove ourselves, by finding current expert opinion from reputable sources.

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Money and Business: The US National Debt Milestone

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: The last week has been significant in terms of the US National Debt – now passing the $12 trillion USD mark. This means that over $39,000 USD is owed for every man woman and child in America or more than $110,000 USD per tax payer.

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The MASTERPLAN Part 3 – Government Debt (with podcast)

It is a staggering amount of money, almost incomprehensible but currently the United States Government is running a General Fund debt of approximately $11 trillion. I find it too hard to fathom but they really are – what are they thinking? The US Debt is spiraling out of control. On October 18, 2005 the outstanding US Public Debt past $8 trillion and is increasing by approximately $1 trillion each year. Put another way the US Public Debt increases by approximately $3.6 billion US each day.

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Wherever I lay my debt, that’s my home!

AUSTRALIA has one of the least affordable housing markets in the English-speaking world and it is not just hurting young people wanting to buy their first home, new research shows. The AMP-NATSEM (The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling) report – released today – reveals the dream of home ownership is fading for many […]

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Sorting Your First Home Loan

In Australia and New Zealand buying your first home can be a challenge, but it is one worth striving for, as there are benefits to home ownership that stretch beyond simply having housing security, but sometimes saving that initial deposit is even harder than paying off the loan.  Very few people can buy a home […]

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Critical considerations about credit score to keep in mind while opting for home loans

Not many of will be aware of the fact that a decent credit score is a pre-requisite when it comes to taking out a line of credit for a home loan. And, chances are even if you are aware, you wouldn’t know much about the benefits of a good credit score and what affects the annual […]

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Understanding the Basics of a Short Sale

What is a Short Sale? This is a term used in real estate to describe a transaction or home purchase in which the price at which the property is sold is less than what the owner of the property owes as mortgage loan on said property. This therefore means that the lender or mortgage company […]

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5 Good Reasons To Refinance Your Home

When you’ve been through the mortgage process once, you might not love the thought of doing it again. The paperwork can be off-putting, as can the idea of getting the house looking its best for a valuation. Because of that, a lot of people miss out on the benefits they could gain by switching things […]

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