Monthly Archives: November 2018

Designed to empower first-time buyers to realise age is no barrier to buying Research article 29-11-18

Tired of hearing about Generation Y’s inability to break into the housing market? Well, you’re not alone –Nathan Smith, director at Birdie Wealth, was fed up with all the negative perceptions surrounding the younger generation. Smith’s frustration was enough to … Continue reading

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VH House by ODDO Architects – An Airy Brick Home in Vietnam – Dwell

Greenery abounds at VH House, an urban oasis in Hanoi designed by ODDO Architects. — Read on http://www.dwell.com/article/vh-house-oddo-architects-6cdc16b7

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Cost of housing 16-11-18

Although nationally dwelling values have now fallen by -3.5% from their peak with much larger falls in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin, the reality is there has been very little improvement in housing affordability. Sydney and Melbourne in particular are a … Continue reading

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21-11-18 Industry banking news

The news Australian professionals are talking about now…. Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn says he was told to “temper your sense of justice” when he questioned the sale of controversial insurance policies. Speaking at the Banking Royal Commission in Sydney yesterday, … Continue reading

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32 Pergola Ideas From Around the World | Houzz

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Off-market property offers: Are they too good to be true? | afr.com

https://www.afr.com/personal-finance/offmarket-offers-too-good-to-be-true-20181112-h17shf

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Brisbane’s median dwelling value is currently $491,925 – take a look within the capital cities to get a better understanding of typical housing costs from region to region.

  While that is substantially lower than Sydney and Melbourne you can see that all of the regions relatively close to the city have current median values which are higher than that.  The most expensive region of the city is … Continue reading

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Some of the highest concentrations of property investors with negatively geared investment properties are in Labor-held electorates

  Flawed methodology. Bill Shorten said this yesterday and while I totally understand his honourable view, there are many other ways to go about helping first home buyers. What first home buyers want though is a good investment on top … Continue reading

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Investors are being urged to realise Labor’s controversial changes to negative gearing will apply to all investments, not just property, which broadens the scope and impact of the reforms beyond what many investors realised.

Given Labor has tied its negative gearing policy into its housing affordability plan, many professionals and their investor’s clients were unaware the policy would be applicable to all investments. Professor Deutsch sought the clarification after some of the institute’s members … Continue reading

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