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Happy Third Birthday

  Happy Third Birthday!   Wow! What a ride!   It’s with great pleasure that we announce our THIRD BIRTHDAY here at Burgundy House.   Over the last three years we have helped dozens and dozens of young families move into their own homes, investors climb up the property ladder with their first and second […]

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Winter Hibernation Guide

We’ve been busy here in our office, interviewing people to come up with their top Winter saving suggestions. We’ve put 6 of them together in our “Hot To Guide: Winter Hibernation Survival” and we’re sharing it with you. Relax, they’re not boring mortgage related tips, we know you better than that! It’s fun, fresh, and […]

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Are Driving Your Investment Property?

Audience Quiz: How new is your car? Does it simply get you from A to B, or does it get you there quickly and in style or comfort? Are you so proud you’d set the alarm off, just to draw attention to it, or is it one you park around the street so no one […]

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Offset Accounts – Is Your Money Working?

Mortgage offset accounts: Making your money work for you. Savvy borrowers have an endgame in sight before they even apply for a home loan, and with the right mortgage offset account, they could win that game even more quickly. Home buyers usually focus on the here and now, not the distant future. Rather than the […]

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6 Financial Goals and the secrets you need to achieve them!

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock and think about how you can improve your life. Many of us start the year with good intentions, but things often get in the way as the year progresses.   Getting your finances in order is a common resolution and like quitting […]

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Revealed: The secret to New Years Resolutions unearthed

Are you like many of us who make the most adamant of promises to yourself and the universe at the beginning of each new year? Are you like many of us who find the end of January approaching and find your goals unmet and discarded?  Let me let you in a little known secret.  Get […]

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Take our $10,000 School Holiday Challenge

The $10,000 school holiday challenge A recent Yellow Brick Road survey from June of 1,000 Australian mortgage holders revealed a remarkable statistic. Despite interest rates being at their lowest in nearly 60 year some 83% of Australians with a home loan have not even looked at refinancing in the last 2 years. Failure to refinance […]

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Property Investment Debt Reduction and Taxes

This morning I delivered a key-note presentation to the staff at a local primary school. The brief was “How to save money on your home loan”. Afterwards as I was mingling in the crowd and an indignant teacher asked me about his investment property, specifically why he should bother with refinancing to save interest, given […]

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Time to upgrade your car?

  If you, or someone you know is looking for your next set of wheels, think twice about where you get your finance from so that you don’t get caught out.   Let’s talk about Jason – who’s just bought a new car, financed through his Burgundy House Finance Broker.   Jason wanted to shop […]

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How is your area performing?

If you’ve ever wondered why neighbours or friends are always talking about the property prices, and recent sales – it’s got a lot to do with knowing the value of your house in comparison to similar nearby houses, as that’s a strong indication of the value of your home. Bank’s and lenders will engage an […]

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How to decode a Property Advertisement

How to decode a Property Advertisement

Real estate agents are many things to many people, but their first and foremost role is in sales. This means they’re committed to focusing on a property’s finest features, sometimes using optimistic descriptions that don’t always match up to reality. With this in mind, it’s easy to see how some property advertisements seem to border […]

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Auction Busters!

Auction Busters!

Who you gunna call? Buying your next home, especially if it’s your first home is a tremendously exciting, and nerve wrecking time. If your dream home is being sold by auction, it’s good to be prepared as there are some differences between a usual sale and an auction. To avoid getting caught out, arm yourself […]

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Case study: everything that can go wrong, will.

Case study: everything that can go wrong, will.

When Bronwyn set out to build her dream home, luck was not on her side. In fact, it was an all-round disaster zone. At 63 and with a couple of investment properties under her belt already, Bronwyn was ready to demolish her home and rebuild as a dream home for herself, her daughter Lisa and […]

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The Top 5 Mistakes First Home Buyers Make (And tips to avoid them)

If you’re looking to buy your first home, or even just your next, it’s good to be in the know. Make sure you’ve got these top 5 mistakes that others have made before you right first. These are all traps you’ll be advised of in our meeting, but before that, have a quick read through […]

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