May 25, 2020

Tax time is approaching again! Was that a groan? We understand. If you’re like most property investors, trawling through receipt upon receipt to tally up your allowable deductions is probably not your idea of fun. So, as tax time looms we wanted to share our pre-tax time checklist to help make things just a bit easier for you.

Organise your receipts and records

It’s time to dust it off that shoebox of receipts and get your paperwork in order. If you dis...

May 19, 2020

Days have started to get colder as we see the first glimpse of winter. We hope you are well and safe where you are.

Autumn is usually a busy time for property auctions, but we have seen a decline in numbers due to the temporary ban on onsite auctions and open inspections. When the COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we should start seeing activity in the property market increase again. Read on to find out more.

Interest rate news

The Reserve Bank of Aus...


What a month it’s been! There’s little in modern history that’s dominated world-wide headlines like this crisis, and it feels as if the ramifications may run long.

In Brisbane, and Queensland more generally, it’s been a rollercoaster ride. We’ve gone from out-andout fear of the medical system being overrun while the economy plummets, to a feeling that there’s a chartable course back out – all in a matter of weeks.

Like much of the country, as at...

May 5, 2020

At its meeting today, the Board decided to maintain the current policy settings, including the targets for the cash rate and the yield on 3-year Australian Government bonds of 25 basis points.

The global economy is experiencing a severe downturn as countries seek to contain the coronavirus. Many people have lost their jobs and a sharp rise in unemployment is occurring. At the same time, the containment measures have reduced infection rates in a number...

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed the world we live in. With the social distancing precautions in place, families are now forced to stay home together, which can be challenging as our daily routines are disrupted and kids become restless.

Here are some suggested activities to keep kids entertained during this isolation period.

Arts and Crafts

  • Watch art lessons online – transform your kids’ YouTube screen time to art time

  • Make han...

April 20, 2020

With the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic effecting individuals and businesses globally, more and more companies are requiring their employees to work remotely. Many people have previously dreamed about working from the comfort of their home to avoid commuting and have more time for themselves and their family. However, working remotely is not always as easy as it sounds. Sure, you are at home, but some will find it’s hard to actually get work...

April 7, 2020

At its meeting today, the Board reaffirmed the targets for the cash rate and the yield on 3-year Australian government bonds of 25 basis points, as well as the other elements of the package announced on 19 March 2020.

The coronavirus remains first and foremost a very major public health issue, but it is also having very significant effects on economies and financial systems around the world. Many countries are expected to experience large economic...

March 31, 2020

We know many Australians are facing uncertainty in the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.  During these unprecedented times, we want to let you know that we are very much still open for business and we are committed to conducting business as usual to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. If your friend, family member or loved ones are struggling with financial hardship we would like to share with you the following information:

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