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Negative Gearing

Impacts of Labor’s proposed negative gearing and CGT changes

Sydney and Melbourne’s house prices could slide by up to 9 per cent if  Labor gets into power and introduces its planned property tax changes. At our annual Wealth Retreat Conference over the weekend one of our guest speakers Doron Peleg, CEO of RiskWise Property Research and...
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Renovation

Land banking — the property development strategy of the pros

How many times have you driven past a property and said to yourself, “If only I had bought that property when it was for sale five years ago?” Who wouldn’t have bought more properties 10 years ago if they knew...
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Renovating

7 big insurance risks when renovating

There are big profits to be made when renovating. But, it’s not always smooth sailing for those trying to manufacture a profit through a property refresh. The lure of strong capital gains and higher rents for renovators is ever-present, but...
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Raising your child

Are you Raising Your Child to Sink or Soar? 10 Bad Habits That Will Sink Your Child

In a 2013 survey conducted by the Associated Press, they found that 80% of America’s adults struggle with joblessness, poverty, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.  While you may see yourself as good parents,...
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Will the stock market volatility cause house prices to fall?

How will the current volatility in the stock market cause our property markets to crash? You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard that the global stock markets have recently experienced some of their biggest falls...
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Property Boom in 2018

2018 is going to be a boom year

I predict that 2018 is going to be a boom year! But before you start wondering what I’m “on”, let me explain… I believe this is going to be a boom year for fright! The media is at it again...
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Brisbane City investment

Is Brisbane about to become the playground for China?

Passenger numbers through Brisbane Airport increased by 447,000 people to more than 22.4 million throughout 2016. Those numbers are set to soar considerably more as we approach the opening of the second parallel runway for Brisbane Airport. It appears the...
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Recession Australia Note Money Economy Squeeze Tight

Many of our richest households are in mortgage stress

More than 860,000 Australian households are estimated to be now in mortgage stress with more than 20,000 of these in severe stress. Digital Finance Analytics says this equates to 26.4% of households, up from 25.8% last month. DFA suggest more than...
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Here’s what will underpin Sydney and Melbourne property markets

Australia’s population is now almost 24.7 million following its fastest rise in nine years according to recently released ABS figures. Victoria experienced its fastest annual population growth since 1960 – up 2.43 per cent. NSW population rose 1.6 per cent last...
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Aussie’s are apathetic about their home loans

Everyone’s talking about it, but most aren’t doing anything about it. By the way…I’m talking about their homes loans, A recent survey by non-bank lender State Custodians Home Loans found that homeowners admit they’d like a cheaper home loan but aren’t putting enough...
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