Category Archive for "Home buying & selling"


Is APRA finally listening?

We had some long-awaited news recently which everyone in the housing and finance sectors rightly celebrated. Now, I’m not talking about the Federal Election result – although that was good for the property market with the Coalition winning, given Labor’s...
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Interest Rate2

An interest rate cut will do little to help – so what would help?

We keep hearing about a supposed interest rate cut that is “coming” as is it is going to miraculously fix all our spending problems and put much more money in everyone’s back pockets. Oh dear, if you really think this...
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Section 32

Section 32 & why it’s important when buying a property

Buying and selling real estate doesn’t need to be complicated but there are a number of legal hoops that need to be jumped through to ensure the transaction happens as smoothly as possible. Across Australia, there are different rules and...
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Lenders Mortgage Insurance

Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) explained

Are you motivated to get into the property market but haven’t had the time to save a suitable deposit? Are you self-employed and struggle to prove to lenders you have a stable income? If you answered yes to either of...
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Businessman And Construction Engineer Working Together

The lowdown on quantity surveyors

The property sphere is filled with specialists who can help maximise the financial outcomes from your real estate portfolio. From solicitors to building inspectors and accountants to mortgage brokers, there are many smart minds eager to guide you across all...
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The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne

It’s been a turbulent 18 months for our big-city markets from the start of 2018. While Sydney’s property price ups-and-downs have stolen most of the headlines, Melbourne has had to deal with value softening too. All this activity has come...
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Property Cycle

The problem with property-cycle panic

Cast your mind back just seven short years ago to 2012. It was the year the world was meant to end, according to some readings of the Mayan calendar. It was when a South Korean pop star had us doing...
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Depreciation Schedule

What is a tax depreciation schedule and how can it change your tax return?

I recently met with Marty Sadlier and Mike Mortlock of MCG Quantity Surveyors and asked them the above important question to which they answered here: Albert Einstein said if you can’t explain something simply, then you don’t understand it...
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Invest Fail

Here’s the top 7 reasons why property investors fail

There seems to be a disconnect between what is myth and reality when it comes to the number of investment properties that people own. We sometimes hear about “greedy” investors who own dozens of properties when this is not really...
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What every property investor needs to know about a depreciation schedule

I recently met with Marty Sadlier and Mike Mortlock of MCG Quantity Surveyors and asked them the above important question to which they answered here:- A lot has been written about various nuances within tax legislation and construction estimating....
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