Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Is now the time to fix your interest rate?


Over the past few months there has been a great deal of speculation about interest rates and whether we are likely to see another rate rise from the Reserve Bank. Is it the right time again to fix your loan?

First home buyers again entering the market

First home buyers are dipping their toes back in the market thanks to a correction in house prices. Australia’s biggest independent mortgage broker said home loan approvals from first-home buyers spiked to 35 per cent of all loan approvals in June

The upside for gold and silver will knock your socks off


For many commentators, gold is considered not only a constant store of value but, also, a barometer for the health of the global economic system and the currencies that pump through its veins.

Property club members lose thousands


When invesing in property it is important you get advise from the right people. Most investing clubs and groups sell you products and investments based on large commisions as one couple found out recently.

Rents set to rise


While there are too many houses for sale, there is an under supply of rental properties. Sydney was the only capital city where rental vacancies eased over the month of July, according new research by property research company SQM Research.

A low property price does not mean it’s a bargain

A low price doesn’t automatically mean it’s a bargain, as other prices in the market may also be lower, but experts say there are several strategies to help buyers get a good deal.

Should You Be In Property, Stocks or Precious Metals?

On the day of writing Tuesday 23rd August the Australian share market is experiencing a small rally after an optimistic speech by the US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Marc Faber: Gold Stays as a Top Investment


Renowned international investment adviser Marc Faber is telling his clients that gold should be part of their diversified portfolio in the face of rising debt in the United States and other governments. The precious metal has yet to reach inflation-adjusted highs it hit back in the 1980s.

Debt Collapse – $20,000 Gold – Mike Maloney


Mike Maloney is the author of the world’s best selling book on precious metals investing. Since 2003 he has been advocating gold and silver as the ultimate means of protecting wealth from the games played by our governments and banking sector. In this 90 minute presentation he lays down his ‘most likely’ scenario for the [...]

Big Banks drop their fixed rates

The Commonwealth Bank now leads the market for a suite of fixed rate home loan products following a decision to slice up to 60bps (0.60%) off its fixed rate home loan products. Fixed rates for 1 to 5 year products will range from 6.59% to 6.99% and will be the lowest rates for the 1 to 5 year products across all banks.