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Rentvesting: A smarter way to invest

Rentvesting: A smarter way to invest I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, but what does it actually mean and what are the benefits?? Rentvesting refers to the growing trend of buying your first property as an investment while you rent elsewhere. People typically buy somewhere they can afford to (usually in a new, outer suburb [...]

Using Equity To Buy An Investment Property

Using Equity To Buy An Investment Property Over the past few years, the Australian property market has been characterised by ever-increasing prices. Despite local and regional variation, in general, home owners across the country can be confident that the value of their bricks and mortar has increased significantly over time. As a result of this, [...]

The Benefits Of Negative Gearing

The Benefits of Negative Gearing Negative gearing is an interesting practice in the housing market that has its own set of pros and cons. The term might intimidate people who are trying to get into the housing industry but it is quite an easy concept to grasp. People need to understand what gearing is [...]

3 Weeks Left To Claim Your Lost Super

3 Weeks Left To Claim Your Lost Super It is estimated over 30 million lost super accounts belonging to an estimated 12 million Australians are about to be shifted over to the ATO if not claimed by December 31st. Lost super accounts are old super accounts that have out of date contact information or have [...]

RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 2.0 per cent

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent.  Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but some key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago. This trend appears largely to reflect increased supply, [...]

What’s all this talk about a property bubble in Australia? Evidence may suggest otherwise.

There's been a lot of talk about a property bubble lately, but is there real evidence to support such a case? Leading economists from across Australia have weighed in with their opinions, and the overwhelming majority have predicted quite the opposite to the barrage of headlines making waves across media outlets in recent months. In [...]

New million dollar suburbs propping up

Melbourne has 17 new suburbs with a million-dollar median house price, latest data from the Valuer-General reveals. One council in particular seems to be growing steadily in value, and that's the Glen Eira council - which welcomed four new suburbs into the million-dollar club in 2014. Those include Caulfield, Bentleigh, Glen Huntly, Ormond & Caulfield [...]

Brisbane to buck national easing trend: BIS Shrapnel 2018

National research house BIS Shrapnel predicts Brisbane to be the only capital city to buck the national trend of easing median house prices over the next three years.  The BIS Shrapnel Residential Property Prospects 2015-2018 has just been released, and with it has come a wave of commentary and opinion pieces surrounding capital city performance [...]

Foreign investment, is it really that bad?

There's no shortage of hype & coverage surrounding foreign investment in Australia's property market, but is it worth all the fuss? There's no denying the amount of foreign investment that has taken place in Australia's property market in recent years. Figures released in the past few weeks by financial services company Credit Suisse estimated that [...]

The RBA has lowered the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0%

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision  At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0 per cent, effective 6 May 2015. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but commodity prices have declined over the past year, in some cases sharply. These trends [...]