July 20 , 2016 /

NAB Predicts Down Year For Price Growth

House prices in Australia will continue to rise in all but one Australian capital city next year, though it will be at a much slower pace than what has been seen in recent times. According to NAB’s Residential Property Survey for the June quarter, 2016 is set to see stronger

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July 19 , 2016 /

Rentvesting Grows Due To Affordability, Work Choices

One investment strategy is becoming increasingly popular across Australia, with the cross-section of people whose first property purchase is an investment property rather than their own home growing. According to real estate franchise LJ Hooker, which claims to have identified the emergence of so called rentvestors ™ in 2013, the

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July 11 , 2016 /

Hanson, One Nation Bad News For Foreign Investors

One outcome from Saturday’s federal election could have a negative impact on the Australian property market before the country even knows the makeup of the next government. While taxation and affordability were the main property issues to play out during the election campaign, another contentious issue may be thrust in

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July 9 , 2016 /

Rental Pool Could Shrink As Victoria Considers Minimum Condition Standards

The Victorian government’s review of its currents residential tenancy legislation could result in significant reduction in the size of the state’s rental market. In the latest step in its Plan for Fairer Safer Housing review program, the government is calling for responses to a recently released discussion paper which focuses

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July 8 , 2016 /

CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 3 July 2016

Upcoming auctions: This weekend, focus will be drawn away from the auction market with more eyes shifting towards the Federal Election outcome this Saturday. Currently, CoreLogic is tracking 754 capital city auctions, down substantially compared to both last week (2,218) and one year ago (1,674). In each of the individual

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July 7 , 2016 /

Commercial Market Update – Gold Coast Cityscope

The latest research from Gold Coast Cityscope shows property sale figures have increased in the past three months. Sales recorded in the three months to June 2016 recorded 54 sales for a total of $198.6 million. Of this, $6.9 million was for commercial, $11.8 million was for commercial strata, $9.3

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June 4 , 2016 /

Brace For These Five Challenges That Could Impact Your Investment This Year

Despite growing pressures, investors will once again be turning to bricks and mortar thanks to the volatility of global share markets and the ASX dropping to 2013 levels. However, there are challenges ahead and you should tread carefully to ensure you avoid unnecessary losses. 1 ONGOING FOREIGN INVESTMENT With the

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May 31 , 2016 /

Investors Unfairly Blamed on Affordability

Investors are unfairly targeted in the housing affordability debate – with negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions unduly blamed, according Performance Property Advisory associate director Heath Bedford. He says government policies which restrict the supply of appropriate housing are the real culprit. Meanwhile, the market sector most responsible for

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May 8 , 2016 /

Learn in Tough Times to Succeed in Real Estate

Successful Melbourne real estate agent Jim Grigoriou believes tough times can be the best learning experience, because they teach people how to succeed in good times and bad. Grigoriou – the principal of TG Newton & Co, an agency based in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh – says people in

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May 6 , 2016 /

It’s Crucial to Extract Emotion From Investing

Buying a home can be an emotional business. Witness the collective tizz we saw from buyers in the ritzy suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney from 2013 to 2015 when people became caught up in the hype and euphoria of auction fever, paying record prices for homes. Buying for investment property

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