Category Archive for "Sydney"

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How to profit from Sydney’s market softness

You’ve no doubt heard and read a lot about Sydney’s property market over the past few months. Prices are down. Auction clearance rates are flat. Time on market is starting to increase. Everyone seems a bit pessimistic about the state...
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Stumping up a Sydney deposit

Here’s a number for you — 10,950. Ten thousand, nine hundred and fifty. That’s how many days a first-time property buyer will have to scrimp and save for a 20 per cent deposit for a place in Sydney. Not the purchase...
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First Time Investing

First-time investing in New South Wales — is it worth it?

The first time you do anything can be challenging — riding a bike, learning to drive or speaking in front of a crowd. It’s new, unfamiliar and requires a certain element of previous knowledge. Sometimes you can fluke it but...
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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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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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How much should you pay for an investment property in Sydney?

The median house price in Sydney may have recently dipped below $1 million, but it’s still about 75 per cent higher than it was five years ago. According to the latest CoreLogic report, Sydney property prices fell marginally over September...
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What Kind of Sydney Property Should You be Looking For?

Sydney – it sure has been in the property headlines plenty. That’s not surprising when you consider its property prices have surged over the past five years. In fact, Sydney house values have increased an eye-watering 75 per cent since 2012,...
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Australia Demographics

Australia’s latest demographic stats

Demographics drives our property markets. In fact over the long term, demographics is more important to what happens to property than short term influences like interest rates or consumer confidence. So let’s look at some of the latest ABS demographic data,...
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Trump’s policies

Trump’s policies and the effect on Australian property investment

The start of this year has been dominated in the media by the antics of the new US President Donald Trump. While some people may sit here in Australia and softly chuckle at the spectacle that is the new US...
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