Author Archives for Damien McDonnell

WA Certificates of Title to become redundant

11/27/2019
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How the WA State Government is making it easier for property owners to fast track their settlements and refinancing The WA state government via Landgate has put forward a bill that has made your PAPER Duplicate Certificate of Title (record of your property ownership) invalid. What does this mean for WA property owners? The proposal is to make e-conveyancing or digital settlements and refinances easier for those people that have lost their duplicate Certificate of Titles. Previously clients without these...


What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for WA?

10/23/2019
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Last week the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018 was passed through both the upper and lower houses which will establish the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. This will enable the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) to give approximately 10,000 first home buyers per year, on low and middle incomes, the ability to purchase a home with a minimum deposit of five per cent instead of the current 20 per cent of the property’s value. While...


NeoBank would you use one

10/1/2019
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Digital banking: Compare neobanks in Australia Learn how a digital neobank could benefit you and how you can get started with one today. Like many other parts of our lives, banking is becoming increasingly digital. Australia has a number of new digital banks, also called neobanks, promising to revolutionise the financial industry through the use of world-class technology and digital services. Learn about some of Australia’s new digital banks in this guide and how a completely digital bank is different...


Reform Update September 2019 – Online videos of strata information sessions now available

9/25/2019
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An update on strata reform in Western Australia. Our State’s new strata laws and regulations will support the growing number of West Australians who own, work or live in a strata property, as well as those looking to buy. We’d like to update you on the following key developments: Now available – Videos from information sessions Our community information sessions across metropolitan and regional WA have now finished and we thank everyone who was able to attend these sessions. Your...


How to Zip and password protect your email attachments

8/12/2019
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A1 Conveyancing encourages you to stay secure online. Handy Article on how to password protect your email attachments.     Create Password Protect Zip File in Mac By Xyla, Last updated: April 29, 2019 Having a password protect on all the zip files on your Mac is not actually a difficult thing to do. This method will not require you to have any add-ons or you do not have to download anything. Instead of this, you can just easily use...


Have you considered some Loan saving tips

8/7/2019
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It’s been two months since the RBA started cutting rates, here’s what you should have done by now Lucy Dean Yahoo Finance 6 August 2019 It’s been nine weeks since the Reserve Bank of Australia began its campaign of rate cuts, and if you haven’t been making the most of it, you’re looking at thousands of dollars down the drain. The RBA cut rates by 0.25 per cent both in June and July, bringing the official interest rate to a record low...