Category Archive for "Home buying & selling"

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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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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Brisbane

What will drive Brisbane’s property price higher?

Brisbane property investors are proving more loyal than a third-generation Lions supporter. Since 2010, Brisbane has been your favourite pub band — full of potential, not lacking enthusiasm, but frustratingly unable to catch a break and launch into the big league....
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Sydney

Sydney – is it spiralling or settling?

You know that smell just before a big downpour? It’s a familiar scent that fills the air and instantly hints that you should bring the washing in. Or how you get a scratchy sensation in the back of your throat,...
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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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