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The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne

The turbulence delivered by 2020 has been historic. It’s fair to say, prior to this pandemic, many Melbourne property stakeholders were quietly confident about the coming year. It was expected to be a period where good assets would see reasonable capital gains...
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When is the right time to fix your interest rates?

As the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate continues to hover at a record low 0.1 per cent, many borrowers are asking themselves if it’s time to fix their rates. If you’re a first-time borrower, you may be wondering what you...
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Who’s paying the bill? Why Dan Andrews is forcing property owners to foot the bill for COVID lockdowns.

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch and it seems there’s no such thing as a free pandemic… especially if you’re unlucky enough to own a property under the Victorian government regime. Melbourne is struggling through its...
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Land Surveying – what is it and why is it important?

There are a range of property professionals at your disposal and, in most cases, you’ll recognise them by name. But while you may have heard of a conveyancer, project manager, buyers’ agent or mortgage broker, you may not fully understand...
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Sydney transport infrastructure driving property price growth

While it’s true that location, location, location are the ‘three’ golden principles of value investment, it’s also true that amenity is key to success. When the commute is faster, the public transport more convenient, and the nearby parks, schools and...
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The rise of Brisbane townhouse popularity for home owners

One of the key advantages to buying in Brisbane, compared with Sydney and Melbourne, is affordability. It wasn’t that long ago that a house, 10 kilometres from the CBD, could still be found for $450,000. Compare that with Sydney, where...
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Townhouses become more popular in Melbourne

Does affordable Sydney property still exist?

The Sydney property market is continuing its price charge, but if you’re hoping to buy within a reasonable distance of the CBD it pays to do your research. There are still some suburbs that offer a relatively affordable price tag,...
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Bank valuation vs market value – How much is your property worth?

Did you know there are two potential values for your property? Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t understand the difference between a market value and a bank value – but it’s vitally important that they do. In fact, sometimes when a homeowner...
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The rising popularity of Sydney townhouses

Apart from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Sydney’s terraced housing in inner city suburbs such as Surry Hills, Paddington, Redfern and Glebe, is as iconic a representation of the Emerald City as anything could be. In a...
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First Homebuyers vs. Investors

As the first wave of COVID reality bit the property market and resulted in a hard stall on activity, governments scrambled to get the engine room of the economy purring again via schemes and incentives. Property has long been recognised...
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