Category Archive for "Home buying & selling"

Melbourne

Melbourne makes its move to number one

The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is as famous as that between Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner, the Maroons and the Blues, or Taylor Swift and Kanye West. For generations, the two cities have been in a war...
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First Home Buyers Grant

Changes to QLD’s first home buyers grant: could you own your new home sooner?

First home owners grants have been around in most States and Territories for nearly two decades now, and are one of many other financial incentives put forward over the years to help first-time home buyers. The original First Home Owners...
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Lending

What to do in tighter lending conditions

Housing finance is in the news more often than it’s not these days. One of the reasons is that as capital cities move through their respective cycles so does reporting on the property market. One day, strong market conditions were...
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Sell House

What you’ll have to cough up when you sell

When it comes to property investing, quite often there’s no reward — or usually no big reward in any case — without a little bit of risk. Similarly, there’s almost always no reward without a heavy dose of reality. And that reality...
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Stump Duty

Can you claim the stamp duty on your investment property?

When it comes to buying an investment property, there are plenty of costs involved in the process. Inspection reports, legal work, loan applications, title transfers… and that not-insignificant cost of the actual property. The list goes on and on, and...
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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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Pendulum

Making the most of your first property in Victoria

The old adage goes that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to property investing, your first move can determine the future path that’ll be open to you. Do well and the world...
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Questions You Must Ask Your Broker

Expats – 7 questions you must ask your broker

As an expat Aussie, you’ve worked hard and made sacrifices for your chosen career. Now it’s time to still call Australia home by dipping your toe back into the water of Oz property… but there’s danger in retaining a finance...
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Cooling The Housing Market

Is finance cooling our housing markets?

  When you look at auction clearance rates across Australia, speak to builders and real estate agents, it’s clear that the market generally has softened. Of course, finance is the key fundamental that underpins all of the property market. 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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