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Unlock NSW Granny Flat Secrets: Rules You Must Know!

By |2024-03-18T07:47:42+00:00March 17th, 2024|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Real Estate, Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Unlock NSW Granny Flat Secrets: Rules You Must Know! Are you considering adding a granny flat to your NSW property? It's a smart move, but navigating the rules can be daunting. Let's break down the essentials. Understanding the Basics Granny flats, or Secondary Dwellings, in NSW are governed by the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental [...]

Addressing Housing Shortages in Australia: Encouraging Affordable Housing Initiatives

By |2023-07-18T01:10:34+00:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market, Finance Tips, Invest in Real Estate|Tags: , |

Addressing Housing Shortages in Australia: Encouraging Affordable Housing Initiatives Australia is currently facing a significant housing shortage, making it increasingly difficult for individuals and families to find affordable accommodation. While increasing housing supply and reviewing immigration policies are essential steps, another viable solution worth considering is encouraging and supporting affordable housing initiatives. These programs can [...]

The Hidden Expenses of Purchasing Your First Home

By |2023-06-30T04:30:22+00:00June 29th, 2023|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market, Finance Tips, Invest in Real Estate|Tags: , |

The Hidden Expenses of Purchasing Your First Home When it comes to buying a home, saving for a deposit is just the beginning. While the deposit is crucial, there are several additional costs that often go unnoticed but can significantly impact your budget as a first-time homebuyer. In this article, we will explore some often [...]

How are Landlords Being Impacted by COVID-19?

By |2022-06-06T11:06:07+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Australian Property Market, COVID-19, Rental return|Tags: , , , , , , |

How are Landlords Being Impacted by COVID-19? With the economic shutdown across the country still putting the brakes on many industries, there has been a flow-on effect through many different industries. For investors, one of the problems they’ve been facing is whether or not their tenants are going to be able to pay the rent [...]

2016 Investment Outlook and Australia’s property market implications

By |2022-06-10T07:02:03+00:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Market, Newsletter|Tags: , |

2016 Investment Outlook and Australia's property market implications I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2016 and every success in navigating what should be another challenging year ahead in terms of making some prudent investment decisions given the somewhat uncertain global macro-economic backdrop that we are faced with. If I look at the newsletter [...]

The New Normal – is this another illusion?

By |2022-06-08T02:28:06+00:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market, Interest Rates, Newsletter|

The New Normal - is this another illusion? I thought it would be relevant to share my thoughts about this concept that I keep hearing over and over from Fund Managers ( especially in the Fixed Income markets ) that we have entered a “New Age” of lower rates for longer. My experience in the [...]

Australian Home Prices and Interest Rates – April 2015 – Check

By |2022-06-10T04:01:46+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

Australian Home Prices and Interest Rates The case for the RBA resuming interest rate cuts this year has been fairly clear: commodity prices have fallen more than expected; the $AUD has remained relatively high; while residential construction and consumer spending are okay the outlook for business investment has deteriorated pointing to overall growth remaining sub-par; [...]

Property Market Outlook 2015

By |2022-06-09T02:40:17+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Property Market Outlook 2015 It’s this time of year when all the reviews for the year just passed and the year to come make their annual appearances. I won’t dwell on 2014 as we now all know what has happened, but instead lets’ have a look at what 2015 may bring us as global political [...]

The Outlook for 2015 and Property Market Implications

By |2022-06-10T06:21:02+00:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Real Estate|

The Outlook for 2015 and Property Market Implications It's this time of year when all the reviews for the year just passed and the year to come make their annual appearances. I won't dwell on 2014 as we now all know what has happened, but instead lets' have a look at what 2015 may bring [...]

Singaporean investors hungry for a piece of the Australian housing market

By |2022-06-09T04:24:25+00:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Singaporean investors hungry for a piece of the Australian housing market In glamorous five star hotels across Singapore every weekend, property investors are lining up to buy a slice of the Australian dream. Cashed up investors are piling into packed presentations at venues such as the famous St Regis hotel about shiny apartments being built [...]

Inner City predicted to Outperform

By |2022-06-10T07:01:59+00:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Inner City predicted to Outperform On Tuesday the Reserve Bank of Australia and the outcome of its fifth board meeting of the year. As widely predicted, the RBA announced it will be keeping the cash rate on hold at 2.5 per cent. A survey conducted by loan comparison website finder.com.au prior to the board meeting [...]

NAB’s View of Residential House Prices – Brisbane & Sydney to outperform

By |2022-06-09T07:04:29+00:00April 6th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

NAB’s View of Residential House Prices - Brisbane & Sydney to outperform I thought the interview with John Edwards from Residex is worth looking at to get a bit of an overview of the Australian market, and he thinks that Sydney and Melbourne may have peaked for this cycle, However, if we look at the [...]

RBA untroubled by home price rise

By |2022-06-09T08:02:41+00:00March 8th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

RBA Untroubled by Home Price Rise I continue to have people ask me about current property prices in the Australian market, and yes, newspapers still continue to talk of a property boom. I think this comment from Craig James at Commonwealth Bank sums up the real situation; “One issue exercising minds at present is the solid [...]

National Housing Market Update

By |2022-06-09T08:29:04+00:00March 2nd, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market|

National Housing Market Update Here are some updates and insights into what is happening in the residential property market and some predictions for the medium term. I listened to Tim Lawless from RP Data at the recent Self-Managed Superannuation Conference and it would be worthwhile having a look at the short video that we have [...]

National property clock points to Brisbane boom

By |2022-06-09T08:58:26+00:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

National property clock points to Brisbane boom Here are a few interesting articles that came up during the week. Paul Bennion from Depro said “While Brisbane has been an underperforming property market for several years, there is every indication that property prices in the city will boom during 2014” I take a more conservative view [...]

Brisbane to overtake Sydney and Melbourne & What to expect in 2014

By |2022-06-09T09:24:30+00:00January 25th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Brisbane to overtake Sydney and Melbourne & What to expect in 2014 Here are some recent items which largely support what we have been saying in relation to what is likely to happen in the residential property market over the course of 2014. We saw some very strong gains over 2013, particularly in Sydney and [...]

Good News on Housing Affordability & Some Top Regional picks for 2014

By |2022-06-09T11:46:24+00:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Good News on Housing Affordability & Some Top Regional picks for 2014 Here are some news articles that should be of interest to our readers. One of the issues that all property investors consider is that of affordability, although we all know some markets like Hong Kong seem to defy the usual trends. The good [...]

Population Boom Leading to Housing Crisis / 2014 Outlook / Brisbane

By |2022-06-09T12:00:50+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Population Boom Leading to Housing Crisis | 2014 Outlook | Brisbane I wanted to share a few stories that contain some pretty pertinent information for everyone who is looking at what to expect in the property market in 2014 and beyond. “AMP chief economist Shane Oliver said policymakers should take note of the predictions and [...]

Hype & Bubbles – Journalistic Froth

By |2022-06-09T12:40:39+00:00November 15th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

Hype & Bubbles - Journalistic Froth I thought it would be useful to add a little commentary to all the journalism relating a bubble in the Australian property market. The AFR article below says prices could increase by up to 20% ………………………….. over the next years. Now if prices overall were to increase by 20% [...]

Market prediction

By |2022-06-09T13:08:38+00:00November 6th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Market Prediction I thought it would be useful to pass on these two articles from John McGrath and Craig James, who fundamentally tend to look at quite different asset classes in greater detail. We have been quite positive about Brisbane for the past few months due to the fact that it has lagged Sydney and [...]

Sydney’s recovery is well underway…

By |2022-06-09T13:22:13+00:00July 6th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Sydney’s recovery is well underway... Sydney’s recovery is well underway, with increasing buyer demand and strong prices being achieved across all property types under $2 million. see link : 5 TOP TIPS for International Investors in Australian Property

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