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Brisbane Development

Are Brisbane unit developments taking a breather?

Brisbane has been in the property news a lot, and not all of it has been complimentary. The Sunshine State capital’s much publicised new unit oversupply has been hogging plenty of headlines, but is such coverage warranted? Cranes, cranes everywhere...
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Why not invest in bitcoin

Why I won’t be investing in bitcoin!

When I wrote about bitcoin just before Christmas, its price was sitting around USD$19,000. Today, about three weeks later, it’s sitting about USD $14,000. That’s a drop of about 26 per cent – in just three weeks!! I don’t know...
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Renovating your property for profit

If an alien landed in Australia, it might think that we’re a nation of renovators. Not only do we have a plethora of TV shows about renovating for profit, but there is an army of amateurs who spend their weekends becoming...
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What do tulips have to do with bitcoin?

What do tulips have to do with bitcoin?

Did you know that back in the 17th Century tulips were seen as “assets” that could make you rich? In fact, according to various accounts, the demand for tulip bulbs in the Netherlands in particular soared from the early 1600s...
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Is the Regulator's work done yet

Is the regulator’s work done yet?

I’ve written a lot about the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) this year because they’ve been pulling levers for nearly two years now. But as we head into the New Year, the question becomes “Is their work done yet?” Friend...
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Baby boomers are enjoying life – but what’s in store for millennial investors?

A cohort of baby boomers are now well into retirement – after a lifetime of work and paying off the mortgages on their homes. Sure, property prices have ballooned over their lifetimes, but baby boomers also weren’t overly good at...
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What type of Brisbane property is right for you?

Brisbane might be the Sunshine State’s capital but it hasn’t had much time in the property sun over recent years. Now that’s not to say that is hasn’t been recording property price growth because it has. It’s just that, compared...
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Brisbane Market Finance

Top tips to secure finance in Brisbane’s evolving housing markets

Queensland’s capital city is evolving every year, with big infrastructure projects changing the way its residents work and play. The Brisbane property market is also on the radar of homebuyers and investors across the country because, well, it’s much more...
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Is an interest rate war about to begin?

We’re now in the midst of the spring selling season, and there are some early signs that lenders are starting to battle for your business once more. That’s because every lender wants a principal and interest (P&I) home loan on...
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How much should you pay for an investment property in Sydney?

The median house price in Sydney may have recently dipped below $1 million, but it’s still about 75 per cent higher than it was five years ago. According to the latest CoreLogic report, Sydney property prices fell marginally over September...
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