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sitiveni
doesnt matter what the RBA does or any central banks around the world. Qualitive or Quantitive Easing, lowering the cash rate to 0 wont work in a deflationary economy and thats whats already started t...
Craig
Best places to invest in are towns like roma in qld where they are reaping the rewards of the mining boom but have a strong economy even if mining slows....
Kevin Lee
Hi Ben,I am not only a Mortgage Broker, I am also a Property Investment Advisor and a savvy Property Investor.I wrote this article based on pure fact. There are plenty of long forgotten towns litterin.....economy.

History has proven that once the mines have got what they need, the towns will be le...
Craig
Best places to invest in are towns like roma in qld surat basin where they are reaping the rewards of the mining boom but have a strong economy even if mining slows. Roma already has a thriving econom...
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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, Pure Finance’s Brendan Dixon joins host Alex Whitlock to unpack the challenges that many are facing in the property sector surrounding finance and borrowing eligibility because of the current tighter lending environment.

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Alex, a seasoned investor, discusses the complications that he is facing with acquiring finance, which is causing him to alter his usual strategy, and Brendan unpacks some of the challenges that he sees his clients facing in the current market.

Brendan addresses the one downside of borrowing from a non-bank lender, shares how you can make yourself a more attractive borrower when applying for finance, as well as explaining whether variable or fixed interest finance is the way to go in the current economy.

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