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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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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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How to make your children rich

It’s important to have rich children. There I said it. Now, before you tell me there are more important things in life, let me clarify what I mean. Rich children grow into adults who are wealthy, yes, but they’re also...
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What type of entrepreneur are you?

Successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs share common traits. They also come from varied backgrounds and have achieved their success in different ways. But according to The Founder Institute, who tested more than 30,000 entrepreneurs to discover what qualities and...
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12 Brisbane suburbs the banks don’t like

Another bank has black listed a range of Brisbane suburbs where they have tightened their lending criteria for apartment buyers.  Recently Citi advised brokers of 12 suburbs in Queensland where borrowers would face tougher hurdles to get a mortgage, and have...
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What is happiness? These countries seem to have the answer

What makes a happy country? Is it their economy? Health system? Employment rates? Recently a group of experts including economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians released their fourth world happiness report aiming to answer these questions and distinguish which country tops the...
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