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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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Tips for Finding The Best Mortgage Loans from a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Before you decide to buy a home, the best thing to do is shop around for loans. Since mortgage payments can last as long as 15 or 20 or even 30 years, you should do your best to find the best provider out there. Click here to learn more about mortgages.  The best way to look for […]

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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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Personal Finance Tips: What To Consider When Saving Money

Saving money is perhaps one of the most fundamental aspects of anyone’s financial life. For a lot of people, the ability to save money can mean the difference between financial stability and being on the rocks – so being able to save money for emergencies and other expenditure can be extremely essential for anyone. And […]

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Chief Economist Outlook: Housing prices will continue to rise

The following article was originally published on figure.com on March 14, 2019 Going into 2019, my forecast is that inflation in the US will remain subdued and the Fed will not increase interest rates. With mortgage rates contained and household wages growing, I anticipate the housing market will see a rebound in sales, inventories will be moderate, […]

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