Australia will host the Olympics for the third time as Brisbane has won the bidding process for 2032. What does this mean for Brisbane’s economy and property market?  In a landslide vote by International Olympic Committee delegates in Tokyo, Brisbane was elected to host the 2032 Olympic...
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The COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc upon Australia’s economy. However, new modelling shows that the pandemic has also helped to cause the property boom that we’re seeing now.  It’s no secret that the Australian housing market has thrived over the past year and a half, having reached a...
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The RBA has reaffirmed that it will keep its record low-interest rates until 2024 - defying the predictions of the big banks.  Late last year, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its cash rate to a historic low of 0.1 percent as a means of addressing the economic downturn brought about by...
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Stamp duty from the booming property market has cut the state’s projected deficit in half.  It’s no secret that Australia’s property market is thriving, and now the 2021 NSW budget is enjoying the benefits of the boom.  Stamp duty generated $9.379 billion for the 2020-21 financial...
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Not even fears of COVID-19 seem to be capable of slowing down the thriving property market in Sydney.  Sydney’s latest cluster of COVID-19 cases have done little to dissuade those keen on buying property, as recent data highlights the persistent strength of Sydney’s auction clearance...
The property market is a great way to build wealth - Here’s how to do it.   The rapidly spreading delta variant of COVID-19 has thrust much of Australia back into lockdown. However, Australia’s property market has continued to remain strong. Auction clearance rates are holding up amid...
finding great deals in a booming property market
Australia’s property market is running hot, but with property values at record highs, how can investors find a good deal?  The combined value of Australia’s housing market now sits at $8.4 trillion as of June 2021, as record-low interest rates and favourable lending conditions have helped...
Australia Property Market Quarterly Review 2021
CoreLogic recently released a quarterly review of Australia’s property market. Here’s what it says. Table of contents New South Wales Victoria Queensland South Australia Western Australia Tasmania Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory The...
What is Stamp Duty? Everything You Need to Know
If you are looking to get into the Australian housing market, whether for a residential home or an investment property, it is important to have a solid understanding of what stamp duty is. Table Of Content What is stamp duty How much is Stamp Duty in your state When do i have to pay...
Pre-Pandemic Unemployment Levels Could Push Property Values Even Higher
The Australian property market is defying all odds; and here’s why it could continue to do so. Australia’s property market defied expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic as property values hit all-time-highs despite heightened unemployment and economic uncertainty. Over 200 suburbs...
How to find a property investment advisor
Whether you’re buying your first property or you’re building your portfolio, finding the right property investment advisor can make all the difference when trying to make the right property investment decision. Even if you’re a seasoned professional, the amount of information you need to wade...
due diligence
What is due diligence? If you’re unfamiliar with these words then they will be meaningless to you. They have to do with commercial transactions between buyers and sellers of real estate and other commodities and articles. It’s probably best condensed as “caveat emptor” which is Latin for...
The Booming Market That Surprised Everyone
The resurgent Australian property market is good news for sellers and the economy – and potentially for those looking to build wealth through undervalued property.  Imagine for a moment that you have access to a time machine and can travel back exactly a year into the past. You step out of...
the end of the covid eviction moratorium
While the media focus has largely been on tenants, tens of thousands of Australian landlords have also been badly hurt by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Now, the end of the moratorium on evictions in many parts of the country is being seen as a light on the horizon for rental property...
Why You Need A Solicitor or Conveyancer When Investing in Property
When you are preparing to purchase a property and make a significant investment, it is essential to seek the necessary assistance to complete the transaction. It is important to engage the service of a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to make the process smoother and avoid common mistakes. If you...
New Home Builder in Victoria
Building a home is not something anyone takes lightly. There are so many decisions to make from where you want to build, whether you want a unit or a house, and of course, which builder to choose to work with. Finding a builder you can trust to create your dream home is essential. Many Victorians...
New Home Builders in Canberra
Building a new home is not something that most people do every day. Therefore, when you do take the home-building plunge, you want to work with a builder who can help guide you through the complicated process. This isn’t always easy. Creating a wish-list of what you want in a home is one thing,...
new home builders in Queensland
Building your own home should be a joyful experience. But there are so many decisions to make and potential pitfalls to fall into that the stress levels can skyrocket before you even start. Choosing the right builder for your vision is probably the most important part of the process; getting this...
New home builders in NSW
For many Australians, the idea of building their own home from scratch is more attractive than buying an existing home or unit that has already been occupied. Those who follow this path can build the home that best suits them and their family. However, finding a builder you can trust is not always...
New home builders in South Australia
Building a new home is a project that comes with many possibilities – but also one that comes with the need to make many decisions to ensure you end up with the house you want for you and your family. Ensuring you have the right builder who shares your vision is one of the best ways of achieving...
New Home Builders in WA
Deciding to build your own home gives you a lot of freedom, especially the freedom to design every room to suit you and your family’s lifestyle. But while this is a major advantage, building from scratch can also be a little overwhelming – there are many decisions to address and consider and...
New Home Builders In Tasmania
Finding the ideal builder for your home isn’t an easy process. You want a builder who shares your vision and works with you to create a property that reflects your lifestyle, tastes and budget.  And while it should also be fun and exciting, it’s important to do the right research upfront to...
how to make an offer on a house
You’ve found your dream home or discovered the perfect investment property. Now, how do you go about making an offer to acquire it? First-time property buyers often find the process of making an offer nerve-wracking. If you offer to high a price, you may end up paying too much for the property....
How to make an offer on a house
There’s more to putting an offer on a house than simply finding your dream home and letting the agent know you’re interested. For instance, do you have to pay the asking price or is there room for negotiation? And what happens when you do make an offer that’s below the asking price? Table...
mortgage break divorce
Dealing with the end of a long-term relationship is never easy. Apart from the emotional turmoil, there is also the practical side of working out living arrangements, custody of any children and finances. If you and your spouse have a joint mortgage, things have the potential to become even more...
salary sacrifice mortgage
Salary sacrificing into superannuation is a popular savings strategy in Australia. Less well known but potentially just as effective is the practice of salary sacrificing to your mortgage. Also known as ‘salary packaging’, the strategy involves making an arrangement with your employer under...
buying property through a self managed super fund
Increasing numbers of Australians are turning to self-managed super funds (SMSFs) to grow their retirement savings, rather than relying on traditional industry and retail funds. Table Of Content SMSF property rules to be aware of Pros and cons PROS Tax-effective Discounted...
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Many investors view mortgagee-in-possession sales as a golden opportunity to add a property to their portfolio at a price below its true market value.  In simple terms, a mortgagee-in-possession sale comes about when a mortgage holder has repeatedly failed over an extended period to make...
Mortgage default guide
Taking on a mortgage to buy a property is one of the most significant milestones in many adults’ lives – and also one of the biggest financial responsibilities read on for a definitive guide to mortgage defaults.  Table Of Content What happens if you default on a mortgage How long...
First Home Buyer Grant
Australia first introduced a Commonwealth first home owner grant back in 2000. Researchers predicted the GST (introduced the same year) would have a negative impact on the real estate market and so the grant was introduced to offset the effects of the GST. Table Of Content First Home Owners...
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