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Getting your kids into the market

November 29, 2017

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The Sydney property market is tough, but there are a few options to help your kids crack it For many young people, the property market is a tough nut to crack, so it’s not surprising that more and more parents are helping their children get into the property market. In this article, we’ll share how […]

Property Investment 101

September 18, 2017

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Property is a popular long-term investment choice among many Australians. While shares and the stock market can feel a touch unfamiliar and overwhelming, property is often seen as an easier to understand option. But there are still things to consider before you take the investment property plunge. Why is property so popular? Australians love investing […]

Does a swimming pool really add value to your property?

September 6, 2017

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Another summer is nipping at our heels, what better way to keep the family cool by installing a swimming pool in the backyard. But is this investment a wise one? While the lifestyle benefits are undeniable – exercise, entertainment, and even relaxation – the question remains, does a pool really add value to your property? […]

Negative gearing essentials: what you need to know

August 9, 2017

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Over recent years negative gearing has been labelled as an excellent investment strategy, in the media and amongst would be property investors. But what exactly is negative gearing? And is it right for you? Borrowing to buy Put simply, gearing means borrowing money to buy an asset. When it comes to property, it means taking […]

7 Cryptocurrency Predictions From the Experts

July 31, 2017

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Source: fortune.com Robert Hackett Jul 25, 2017 Fortune convened some top cryptocurrency entrepreneurs,  venture capitalists, bankers, and others to chat about the future of digital money at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. last week. A select group met at the Aspen Institute for a breakfast roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning. Headliners on the panel included Balaji Srinivasan, […]

I tried Acorns, the app that turns your spare change into investments

July 9, 2017

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Source: Business Insider Australia | Author: Harry Tucker | Published: Mar 5, 2016 Acorns, the spare-change investment app, launched in Australia and in three weeks the fintech startup announced it had more than 50,000 local signups, exceeding the comparative growth rate when it launched in the US. The app links with your bank account and credit […]

Property investors should expect more interest rate pain

July 5, 2017

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Author: Clancy Yeates – The Sydney Morning Herald | Published Thursday July 3, 2017 | Photo: Wayne Taylor For all the political heat on banks, the last few weeks have shown toxic relations with government are no barrier to an old-fashioned unilateral hike in interest rates. The big difference this time around is banks have been more tactical about it, […]

Real estate correction, not crash, forecast as house prices fall: CoreLogic

June 8, 2017

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Author: Business reporter Michael Janda | Published Thursday June 1, 2017 | Photo: ABC NWS Ian Cutmore One of Australia’s leading property analysts is predicting price falls of up to 10 per cent in the east coast capitals as the housing boom starts rolling over. Key points: Property prices in Sydney fell by 1.3pc in May, Melbourne […]

What will sink the housing market and drown property investors?

May 31, 2017

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Article: ABC News Published May 29, 2017 | Author: Business Reporter Michael Janda A growing number of middle-of-the-road, mainstream economists and policymakers now acknowledge that Australia has a housing bubble. ASIC’s Greg Medcraft got in early, and repeated his warning this year, but Treasury secretary John Fraser and former Liberal leader John Hewson have also […]

An architect has drawn up plans for an edible city he calls Willy Wonka’s Woolloomooloo

March 29, 2017

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A CITY so good you could eat it — that’s part of one architect’s $8 billion vision to transform Woolloomooloo from a “slum” into a modern day Shangri-La. David Vago’s “edible city” concept includes market gardens on most rooftops — 24,000 square metres of them. It also provides for 20,000 square metres of edible vertical […]

Is your current home bursting at the seams with a big family and lots of stuff?

January 9, 2017

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It could be time to upsize! Remember when it was just you, and your studio apartment was sufficient? Maybe now it’s two of you and you need a two-bedroom apartment? Or perhaps your small family is growing and your once comfortable home is now stretched at the seams. In this article, we discuss all the […]

The ultimate guide to making an offer on your next property

October 16, 2016

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Buying a home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Is this the right one for you? Can you afford it? Or maybe you’re in that frustrating situation of looking for some time but keep getting pipped at the post by other buyers? In this article, we discuss everything you need to know before you make […]

Boost your property fortune with Feng Shui

September 6, 2016

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Based on the idea of harmonising elements within the environment, the Chinese philosophical system of Feng Shui isn’t a flash in the pan trend. The centuries-old tradition, closely linked to Daoism, has been around for a very long time. Recently, with the intention of boosting sales to the Chinese market (as well as maximising their […]

Hot property tip for savvy investor

August 3, 2016

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With the second draft plan being released shortly and gazetting likely in 12 months time, both Elanora Heights and Ingleside property owners will see significant growth. Why? Those on acreage sites will be in a prime position to capitalise on the impending residential rezone. With approximately 720 acreages across the region, a rezone may likely […]

What Brexit means for Australian property prices

July 25, 2016

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On 24 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on whether to stay or exit the EU. It was a close result, with 52% of the voters electing to leave the EU. And while Britain might seem like a world away, their decision has resulted in increased speculation in the property market. Here, we’ll go […]

Maybe downsizing is the answer?

July 13, 2016

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In a year or so, I’ll be the same age as when my Dad retired from a very ordinary banking career.  Retired I tell you!  At 57!  I think the credit’s mine because I did the right thing and left home at 19.  Think of the money I saved them (which reminds me, where’s my […]

Why are property investor numbers on the rise before election time?

June 23, 2016

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Or are they? Tim Lawless, research director from Corelogic has stated that their index has reported a 1.6% rise across the capital city index over the month of May. Whilst this figure is slightly lower than that for April, which was up 1.7%, there is still very strong results being achieved and a reacceleration in […]

Sydney’s recent dramatic weather poses the question...

June 10, 2016

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With Sydney’s east coast taking a battering over the weekend with wild storms and heavy rains its important to take the appropriate measures to ensure families are kept safe. The NSW State Emergency Services (SES) have reported to have received a call for assistance every 30 seconds during the weekend’s storm activity. It is timely […]

Looking to sell in winter?

June 10, 2016

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Those buyers that are serious about purchasing a property that suits their requirements, are always on the lookout, rain hale or shine, and that includes winter. Here are some things you may want to consider when getting your house ready for market this winter. Street Appeal Winter days are not terribly favourable for colourful flowering […]

July 2016 ATO changes

June 10, 2016

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From the 1st of July 2016 Australian residents selling real estate with a market value of $2M or more will need to apply for a clearance certificate from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to ensure amounts are not withheld from the sale proceeds. If there is no valid clearance certificate provided by settlement, the purchaser […]