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$2 million dollar dwelling sales becoming more common as home values move into their fourth year of growth

With the national housing market having experienced more than four years of ongoing value rises, affordability in certain areas is deteriorating and sales that were once considered to be at the top end of the market are now becoming more common.  With housing becoming more expensive, there has been a substantial rise in the number…

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What to do when your property doesn’t sell | John McGrath

A while ago I caught up with John McGrath,  probably one of the most highly respected agents in Australia, on my weekly Real Estate Talk show and asked him what advice he gives people when they ask him “Hey, why hasn’t my place sold?”   Here is the transcript of that interview: Kevin Turner: If your property hasn’t sold, there’s got…


Mortgage Offset Account Explained

Offset Finance Once you have bought your home, there are ways that you can minimise the interest you pay over the life of the loan.  This can include making additional lump payments or repaying the loan fortnightly instead of monthly. One of the most popular ways, however, is to establish a mortgage offset account, which…

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7 must-know beginner investment tips to give you a leg up the property ladder

Looking at buying your first investment property? Or maybe your next one? I’m sorry to say, but there’s no generic, one-size-fits-all approach to property investment. Residential real estate, as with any other investment vehicle, requires an individualistic approach. In other words, you must identify and address your own specific needs, goals and circumstances in order…


What HILDA has to tell us about wealth and poverty [Infographic]

How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years? writes… Helen Westerman, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which started in 2001, collects information on Australian households, focusing on economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. The…


Capital growth or cashflow –which is better?

When it comes to property investment you’ll often hear two somewhat conflicting philosophies being bandied around. A common question beginning investors ask is – which is better? Cash flow investment strategy  Firstly there are the “Cash flow” followers; they suggest you should invest in property that has the capacity to generate high rental returns in…

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