Is there a property bubble?

The property markets in Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing softer growth in 2016 with Sydney’s market growth predicted to rise at 2.2% and Melbourne to maintain a higher growth rate of 7%. The softer growth is a reflection of the slower growth in household incomes – the slowest rate in 18 years – and the […]

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What can property investors deduct at tax time?

It will soon be that time of the year again when investors can save thousands of dollars by being savvy with deductible items on their property. From insurances to renovations, there are various items investors are eligible to claim, however many of these items can be easily missed by those without the right knowledge or […]

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What the election result means for negative gearing

Following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as the Australian Prime Minister, it seems it will be business as usual for the Australian property market. Prior to the election, the Labor Party promised to make changes to the current negative gearing laws if they were to win the election. Negative gearing laws allow investors to offset losses on […]

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What you need to know about rental yields when investing in property

When investing in a property, there are various measures which need to be taken into account to assess the quality of your investment. Chances are you’ve come across one of the more important terms – “rental yield”. As an investor it is important to understand rental yield and how it can impact the success of […]

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Why you should consider investing outside of your home state

Buying a property can be an emotional task, particularly if you’re planning on living in it and making it your home. However when it comes to investing, it is beneficial to remove that emotional attachment and look at the facts. Although you may know and live in a particular state or city, that does not […]

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