Category: Money

Grants Available for Local Community Groups

Local organisations in the Davidson electorate can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said today. Mr O’Dea said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round. “$12.5 million is available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community....

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Monopoly coming to Northern Sydney: suggest a local business today!

Imagine having your company featured as a property on MONOPOLY, the most popular board game in the world. If your business is an innovator based in Northern Sydney, now’s the chance. The iconic board game, MONOPOLY is coming to Northern Sydney!The aim is to make the entire game a truly Northern Sydney experience. The team at North Sydney Innovation Network (NSIN), a non-profit organisation, has partnered with Winning Moves and Hasbro to create the MONOPOLY board showcasing local innovative Australian businesses and startups. The NSIN promotes the contribution of innovation-driven enterprises – particularly startups and fast-growth organisations across the...

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Rent or Own? The Ultimate Question

Matthew Wai Will renting always be ‘dead money?’ Or will owning a property always guarantee you a constant appreciation? With a fluctuating market and climate, we can never be certain about these variables. However, in this article, we will help you make your decision-making easier by emphasizing the advantages of the two different methods. Owning a property: 1.     Property value rises in the future Although property prices may not climb significantly in the short-term, the value of your property will most likely rise in the long-term. This is, however, highly dependable on the features of your property, such as...

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How to Save Smarter and Spend Wiser by Refinancing

Matthew Wai Are you a homeowner looking into purchasing another home or an investor wanting to capitalise on the gains of your properties? Regardless of your position, if you are one of the individuals mentioned above, you may want to look into ‘refinancing’ your home loan. First of all, what is refinancing? Refinancing is a process where a new loan is implemented to replace the old loan with a better rate, ultimately saving more money with each repayment. This can either be done by negotiating with the lender for a new contract or contacting a mortgage broker in discovering...

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What’s Hot on the Property Market

Isabella Ross As Principal of Belle Property Lindfield, Geoff Dean has a comprehensive understanding of the local property market. Sydney Observer sat down with Geoff to discuss what the housing market is looking like this month and how sellers can increase the value of their home. How did you start in real estate? I was working nights at Macquarie Bank as a broker. I was trying to buy a place on the Upper North Shore, and I had a good budget but felt I wasn’t being serviced as well as I could have been by the local agents at...

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