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    A guide to last minute tax saving tips - June 2018
    The end of the financial year is almost here, which means it’s tax time once again. Check out these eleventh hour ideas to reduce your taxable income and maximise your deductions to make sure you get the most out of your tax return.
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    What you should look for when buying a partially renovated house - May 2018
    A partially renovated home could be cheaper than one that's move-in ready, allowing homeowners to make modifications over time to personalise the property without the stress and expense of a major renovation.
  • The mortgage language you must understand - Mar 2018
    BASIC home loan words including principal, interest and refinancing are leaving many Australians scratching their heads because they don’t understand their definitions.
  • Why property buyers need to know about tax deductions - Feb, 2018
    New data reveals three out of five people aren’t aware of one of the most lucrative tax deductions investors use to help make a purchase affordable.
  • Dream home or dream burb - which would you pick? - Jan, 2018
    Recent research shows that for most Australians, location isn’t everything and instead the majority of home buyers are searching outside of their dream suburbs for a more affordable abode.
  • 5 steps to retiring at 55 - Oct, 2017
    An early retirement is often considered the “holy grail” and a “fast track to endless leisure”, but with growing life-spans, is it really possible?
  • Are Australians too relaxed about their mortgages?

    The Real Estate Conversation - Oct, 2017
    Australian homeowners might be too lazy to make sure they have the best home loan, and some might not even know what type of mortgage they have, according to two new studies released this week.
  • How does your home loan stack up?

    Homes to Love - September, 2017
    Realising the Australian dream – buying your own home - is also potentially the biggest financial investment you will ever make. An investigation by Galaxy Research on behalf of lender State Custodians found that one in three home-loan customers are indifferent about looking for a better deal on their mortgage.
  • Aspiring first-home buyers look for alternative ways to get together enough money for a deposit - August, 2017
    First-home buyers are desperately trying to find ways to save a deposit, and the old saying of don’t mix friendship and money isn’t stopping them.
  • ‘Times have changed’: The surprising spots young Sydneysiders are moving to - August, 2017
    Many assume millennials are perennial renters lured to Sydney’s inner-city suburbs for the smashed avocado but new data paints a different picture of where our 25- to 34-year-olds are living.
  • Are Australians too scared to invest in property? - July, 2017
    Australians are said to be in love with bricks and mortar but new research has shown that we are growing anxious about jumping into property investment.
  • Foreign investors to blame for rising house prices?

    Yahoo finance - June, 2017
    The majority of respondents to a new survey believe foreign investors are the greatest factor pushing up house prices.
  • The six things Australians blame for high property prices according to survey - May, 2017
    Property prices in the country’s biggest capital cities have soared over the past five years, but a new survey shows Australians don’t all agree on what caused the boom.
  • Women must improve financial literacy to shoulder hard times - March, 2017
    On International Women's Day, a new survey shows many women lack the financial literacy to cope with a major set-back, such as the loss of a job or a divorce.
  • Majority Of Aussies Would Turn Their Backs On The Big Banks During A Crisis - February, 2017
    A new study from non-bank lender State Custodians Home Loans and Galaxy Research found that the majority of Australians would turn their backs on the big banks in the event of a crisis.
  • Desperate home buyers are signing up to 40-year-home loans - January, 2017
    Young Australians are increasingly turning to 40-year home loans to crack into the property market.
  • Cairns opts for shorter loans as 40-year options grow in popularity - January, 2017
    Borrowers in Cairns might just be more savvy than the rest of the country with many opting to take on loans with shorter repayment times.
  • 12 things to do before applying for a home loan to maximise your chance of approval - January, 2017
    Two questions tend to cause the most stress when looking for your new home: Will I get that dream home and will my home loan be approved?
  • A majority of Australians are keen to invest in property - October, 2016
    THE continuous growth in the nation’s property prices hasn’t deterred potential investors with two in three Australians aspiring to own an investment property.
  • Do Your Children Need a Backyard? - September, 2016
    The Australian dream of a big backyard for kids to play in is fast becoming out of reach for many families. However do kids really need a backyard to be happy?
  • How $1000 Could Add $100,000 To Your Home’s Value - September, 2016
    Have you ever walked into a home, took one look at the teetering piles of stuff, grubby walls and ugly furniture and wanted to run away screaming?
  • How to make some money out of your annual spring clean! - September, 2016
    Spring is now in bloom which means it’s that time of the year to do the mother of all spring cleans and hold your own garage sale.
  • 7 Ways To Fast-Track Your Way To A Home Deposit - September, 2016
    It’s one of life’s biggest financial hurdles – just how on earth do you save up for a home deposit when you’re renting?
  • How to turn your small business into a star performer - August, 2016
    When Libbie Ray joined her husband Juston Prisuda’s creative audio visual production company in 2010 the pair had just one employee. Now six years later AV 24/7 is an industry leader...
  • 6 Boxes You Need to Tick Before You Start House Hunting - August, 2016
    You've got your deposit and eagerly anticipate hours perusing Domain and looking for the perfect place to build that huge SATC-style shoedrobe . . .
  • 8 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes You Should Avoid and Why - July, 2016
    The kitchen has well and truly become the heart of the Australian home over the past few decades and a major selling point.
  • 9 On Trend Ways To Renovate Your Home In A Day - July, 2016
    Although some home renovations can take a year to finish, conjuring up chaotic images of a dusty, noisy worksite, there are many improvements that you or a contractor can complete in just one day.
  • 7 Things You Should Never Put Onto Credit - July, 2016
    Credit cards can be handy to have — but only if they’re used wisely. There are certain things the average consumer should never, ever use their credit cards for. Here are seven major culprits.
  • Sydney investors’ favoured interstate property play may be turning sour - June, 2016
    Most one in four NSW investors have bought an investment property in Queensland, leaving them exposed to a potential oversupply and price drops, new data shows.
  • How to get a home loan when you have bad credit rating - June, 2016
    If you’ve got a bad – or even terrible – credit history, it doesn’t mean you’ll never own your own home. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Why winter can be a good time to buy or sell a house

    THE F - June, 2016
    Winter can actually be a great time for buyers to go house hunting. Although it's considered off-season, it could mean that you can find the perfect property for a great price due to less buyer competition.
  • Choosing an Investment Loan: Look Beyond the Cost

    Money Magazine - Real Estate Guide - April, 2016
    Apart from interest rates and fees, features can be an important decider on which home loan to choose. State Custodians provides insights into the features investors look for.
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    Forewarned is Forearmed

    Money Magazine - Real Estate Guide - April, 2016
    Investment lending has undergone a radical reshuffle so it is important to do your homework before applying. State Custodians provides insights on what to look out for.
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    How Much Can You Afford: Do the Sums First

    Money Magazine - Real Estate Guide - April, 2016
    Before you start to look for an investment property, it is important to do the sums first so you know what you can afford. State Custodians' provides a lenders perspective.
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    Check the Property Clock

    Money Magazine - Real Estate Guide - April, 2016
    Paul Ross gives a graphical explanation of where the capital city property markets are in the property cycle. Paul is the research principal at Resimac, the funding of State Custodians' home loans.
  • Cost of housing in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

    Money Magazine - March, 2016
    Paul Ross looks at what is happening in each of these markets. He is the research principal at Resimac, the funder of State Custodians' home loans.
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    2016 Cheapest Line of Credit - 6 Years in a Row!

    Money Magazine - January, 2016
    Effie Zahos from Money talks to Anouska Linz from State Custodians about what makes our Line of Credit Loan a cut above the rest.
  • 5 Apps to Help Your Kids Become Financially Savvy

    Your Mortgage - November, 2015
    Before smartphones and tablets, the piggy bank was the most popular for savings. State Custodians reviews a number of apps that can teach kids about saving and budgeting.
  • Changes to Investor Lending: Questions to Ask Your Lender

    Your Mortgage - August, 2015
    Changes to investor lending may impact you when you refinance or purchase an investment property. State Custodians lists some of the key changes and questions to ask.
  • Top First Home Buyer Myths Busted

    Your Mortgage - July, 2015
    As first home buyers are reported to be struggling to enter the property market, State Custodians expells some of the common myths that may be holding them back.
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    The Secret Formula for SMSF Borrowing

    AFR Smart Investor Magazine - October, 2014
    The State Custodians' team has the expertise to assist with complex loan structures like SMSF loans. See how the State Custodians' SMSF loan measures up against the rest.