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Styling the family home to sell with Nicole Jacobs

Nicole Jacobs

You might recognise Nicole Jacobs from her time on Channel 9’s The Block, where she stands front and centre, ready to purchase the hottest properties for her clients. An expert in knowing what buyers are looking for, Nicole shares her tips for styling the family home ready to sell.

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Divorce later in life, next steps new directions

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Many men and women are experiencing divorce at a later age and grappling with the reality of splitting assets, including selling the family home and the litany of complications that result. What is often lacking once the family home has been sold, and funds have been divided, is guidance re buying their next home and providing

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Cash poor, asset rich – refinancing a reverse mortgage: Is it a good idea?

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Are cash-poor and asset-rich retirees looking to access funds via reverse mortgages to cope with the cost of retirement. News.com.au is reporting they are. The the new changes to the age pension assets test affecting hundreds of thousands of retirees, many have had to reassess their financial situation and look at how they can live comfortably into retirement.

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Why you don’t need $1m to retire

“YOU need $1 million in retirement”, is what you hear most financial planners say.  These figures can be scary as you approach retirement age.  The Retiree recently spoke with Scott Pape, aka The Barefoot Investor, who lost everything he owned to a bush fire; years of memories, wedding photos and his son’s toys — all

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Superannuation changes

Take control of your retirement

The Federal Government has announced sweeping changes to the superannuation system, it will save nearly $3 billion dollars and create a sustainable system for years to come, the ABC reports. The Government is set to impose a $1.6 million cap on the amount of tax-free super savings a person can hold in retirement, coming into effect

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A home for every budget

Mr. Property Services was established in 2008 to offer a professional and dedicated service at reasonable rates to the ‘Buyers’ and ‘Sellers’ of manufactured homes located in Lifestyle Villages and Residential Parks in the Tweed Valley and the southern tip of the Queensland Gold Coast. Mr. Property Services’ primary goal is to provide “a home for

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Impressive inner-city vista attracts modern retirees

Brisbane’s retirement landscape is changing due to the increased demand for inner-city living by retirees looking for established infrastructure and superb facilities. To meet this demand Aveo Group has recently launched a new ve-storey residential complex at its agship Brisbane village, The Clay eld. Offering unrivalled CBD views and boasting 66 well-appointed one, two or three bedroom

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Is ‘Time In The Market’ A Myth?

The investing landscape is full of rules of thumb and little mottos like ‘it’s not timing the market, it’s time in the market’. But it’s important to distinguish what’s useful and what is just a plain myth. Ask any stockbroker when is the right time to invest in shares and the answer will likely be

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What Would You Do With $100K?

Wouldn’t it be nice… Of course, the likelihood of winning $100,000 is minute, but it’s nice to consider what you would do with it if you were so lucky. Most Australians say if they won lotto or inherited $100k they would invest in term deposits, high interest accounts, property or take a holiday, but only

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Older Australians’ Downsizing Attitude: Productivity Commission

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In late 2015, a major research report was released by the Productivity Commission on the housing decisions of older Australians, and the impact of government policies on those decisions. The report was partly informed by a survey of more than 1500 Australians aged over 60 by the Productivity Commission, gauging their attitudes on a range

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