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Property valuation: how it works
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November 28, 2016 04:05 PM PST
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If you’re about to sell, buy an investment property or refinance your existing mortgage, chances are you will need a property valuation. In this episode Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director, chats with one of Australia’s leading property valuers Jennifer Shellard of Opteon Property Group.

They cover:

• How property valuation works;

• Why (and when) you need to have your property valued;

• Tips and tricks to get the best possible property value price

• What property valuers look at including land size and land value, natural light, renovation, the quality of the fit out, street appeal, landscaping and more;

• The difference between a full property valuation versus a drive by or desktop valuation;

• Misconceptions and mistakes in what information you should provide your valuer; and

• What you need to know about valuation ranges.

For more property investment advice, don’t miss this month’s blog: How to finance your first investment property.

Money and the art of happiness
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November 07, 2016 02:31 PM PST
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Want to know the most common misconceptions about money and the art of happiness?

Listen in as Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director, discovers Jacqui Whiteford’s special formula for finding happiness – with the money you have.

The professional leadership and culture change coach says it’s all about focusing on: “your personal standards, beliefs and where they come from”.

She also discusses how to know, own and live your life – plus, how to take action – so that you can ultimately love your life.

Hear more from Jacqui Whiteford and Mark Attard in the podcast Understanding Your Money Mindset.

Understanding your money mindset
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November 07, 2016 02:23 PM PST
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Jacqui Whiteford, a professional leadership and culture change coach, tells why it’s important to understand your money mindset, and how you can improve it. Speaking with Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director, the expert coach for business uncovers:

• What money mindset really means, and how it is determined;

• What mindset traits financially independent (or successful) people display; and

• How your money mindset can impact on your social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

P.S. Hear more from Mark and Jacqui in our podcast about How to Deal with Financial Stress, including the importance of Realising, Reframing and Recreating your financial position.

How to deal with financial stress
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October 12, 2016 07:44 PM PDT
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It’s no secret that financial stress is a common cause of anxiety and even depression in Australia. As part of Mental Health Week from October 9 to 15, 2016, FinancePath is focusing on how to avoid financial stress and – if you are currently under financial pressure – how to deal with it.

Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director speaks with Jacqui Whiteford - Professional Leadership and Culture Change Coach and Mentor about:

• Her personal experience with overcoming financial stress;

• How to understanding your net worth – on the balance sheet AND your personal value;

• The importance of Realising, Reframing and Recreating your financial position; And more.

Take the first step to dealing with financial stress and download Values, Beliefs and You 

P.S. Check out FinancePath’s comprehensive list of free digital resources for reducing debt, helping you make more informed financial decisions.

Expert advice for selling your home this spring (and beyond)
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September 26, 2016 09:13 PM PDT
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Amanda Thomson, sales consultant at Chisholm & Gamon Property in Black Rock, tells why now is the best time to sell a house. Speaking with Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director, the agent shares her tips and tricks for:

• How to get the best result when competition and standards in your market are high;

• Understanding supply and demand when choosing when to sell your home;

• Common mistakes to avoid as a vendor and buyer;

• How to choose the right estate agent for you, including what questions to ask before you sign up; and

• Why buyers and sellers are more educated than ever before.

Don’t miss our blog Is spring actually the best time to sell a house?

What you ought to know about staging a home for sale
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September 19, 2016 06:39 PM PDT
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If you’re interested in selling this spring, there’s a few things you ought to know about staging your home for sale. Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director, speaks with Georgia K from Designs to Inspire about the do’s and don’ts of home staging – how best to present your house when selling. Because, if done right, the financial rewards of selling a well staged home can be significant. Listen in to find out:

• What is home staging?

• How to create the right emotional reaction with your target market;

• How long home staging takes (and costs); and

• What should be included in your design plan.

Take a look at our Property Solutions for more ways to make smart financial moves when buying and selling.

P.S Call 1300 883 762 to redeem the Designs to Inspire special offer

What’s new about specialist lending for self employed
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September 12, 2016 03:33 AM PDT
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With an increase in self employment in recent years, there has been a jump in demand for specialist lending. So, FinancePath managing director Mark Attard speaks with specialist loans expert Chris Meaker from Pepper Money about: • What is specialist lending for self employed; • Who qualifies (and how); • Why specialist lending is more flexible than big bank loans; and • How to secure a competitive interest rate and fees if you’re self employed.

A tale of two couples’ personal finances
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September 12, 2016 03:10 AM PDT
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When it comes to a couple’s personal finances a lot can happen in just eight years. In this podcast, FinancePath managing director Mark Attard and general manager Chris Collard take a look at the different financial outcomes of two similar Melbourne-based couples. FinancePath started working with both 1. Tom and Bec and 2. Laura and Lou in 2008. Learn how (and why) one of the couples now has five properties in their investment portfolio and are on target to achieve their money goal of $2.5 million in net assets. What’s your partner’s relationship with money? Take our Couple’s Money Mindset Quiz to find out.

What the reserve bank interest rate cut means for you
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August 17, 2016 08:00 PM PDT
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Whether you’re a borrower, share holder or deposit holder, this month’s reserve bank interest rate cut will have an impact on your finance path. 

So, to help you understand what the latest cash rate drop means to you (and the economy in general), FinancePath managing director Mark Attard and general manager Chris Collard uncover:

  • Why the banks don’t pass on the full interest rate cut;
  • How the big banks make their money; and
  • What the record low cash rate of 1.50 per cent means for the Australian property market.

Plus, don’t miss Chris and Mark’s top tips for smart money management in the current financial environment – including when to fix and how to direct your income.

P.S. Check out our free eBook Secrets of Successful Home Buyers: Get the Right Loan for Your New Home.

Finance apps and online money tools with Steve Jackel of My Prosperity
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August 01, 2016 04:39 PM PDT
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Sick of multiple logs ins? Is keeping track of your personal finance too time consuming? Find out about the finance apps and online money tools that actually work. Mark Attard speaks with My Prosperity CIO Steve Jackel about exactly how to use technology to help track (and grow) your wealth this financial year. PS. For greater control over your money management checkout FinancePath’s NEW digital platform Your Smart Money Tool. And, read our review of Australia’s 3 best finance apps and online tools.

DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT HERE

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