Monthly Archives: May 2019

How savvy investors can cash in on suburban zoning changes

The greatest argument in city planning is about density. Most state governments want to contain city growth within the existing urban footprint. The alternative is urban sprawl, which is impractical and costly, because there’s no infrastructure in greenfield areas. To … Continue reading

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In 2016 Rebecca Grace purchased a single-storey four-bedroom house in Sydney for $660,000. However, after purchasing the property she was informed by her mother that the former owner was the serial killer Ivan Milat. Milat also known as the ‘backpacker … Continue reading

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Business owners who have used their property in a different way since originally intended after purchase may have some extra legwork on their hands.

If you have claimed GST credits on property purchases, you may need to report adjustments in your June activity statement. The amount of GST credit you can claim on a purchase or importation depends on the extent to which it … Continue reading

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While a mid-50% clearance rate doesn’t suggest housing prices are set to bounce back, it does imply a closer fit between buyer and seller expectations and the improved auction success rate supports the reduced rate of decline in housing values across Sydney and Melbourne. Watch “Brisbane Housing Market Update | May 2019” on Vimeo:

The rate of property price decline continues to ease-Overall we are seeing further evidence that the worst of the housing market conditions might now be behind us. Hear all the national and state based insights here. In this month’s housing … Continue reading

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One of the nation’s top economists has revised his house price predictions in light of a Coalition victory. Here’s what his property roadmap looks like for the nation’s investors.

AMP chief economist Shane Oliver said the combination of Labor’s negative gearing plans not coming into effect, a cash rate cut likely for next week, Mr Morrison’s promised financial help for first home buyers and the banking regulator relaxing its 7 … Continue reading

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We round up some of the Coalition’s main commitments impacting the mortgage and property sectors

The Liberal-National Coalition has retained power after winning the election 2019, with Scott Morrison retaining his position as Prime Minister and a new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme expected to be introduced. In a closely-run campaign that was neck-and-neck between … Continue reading

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Just showed a lovely Nepalese prospective tenant through 2/7Cameron st

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#Brisbane Brisbane in numbers • House prices fell 1.1 per cent over the quarter and 0.3 per cent over the year to $563,666 • Unit prices fell 3.7 per cent over the quarter and 5.2 per cent over the year to $372,852

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Placing tenants long term

“I’ve learned that placing tenants for the long-term is where your best gains are made. This strategy always outplays shorter term leases”, says David Traeger. How To Improve The Prosperity Of Your Tenancy – Australian Property Investor

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The central bank has announced its cash rate decision following its monthly monetary policy board meeting.

Despite expectations of a cut, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has held the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent. Most analysts (75 per cent) surveyed by rate comparison website predicted the hold verdict; however, expectations of a cut … Continue reading

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