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Only Invest Where The Economy Generates Wealth | Michael Matusik

In summary, a select few areas in Australia generate most of our wealth.  These are often a very long commute from where many Australians live. If the current trends continue, more people will want to live closer to these economic generators; hence the rising attraction for more compact living. But most cannot fit or afford…

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Why median price growth doesn’t really mean regional makes good property investment | Pete Wargent

Some fascinating studies have been carried out into the human tendency towards confirmation bias. We tend to gather information selectively in order to support our preconceived notions and tend to frame our questions accordingly. I remember an interesting property report released a while ago by CoreLogic which stated that  ”The majority of suburbs that have recorded…


Queensland’s biggest economic challenge isn’t debt – it’s growth

By Fabrizio Carmignani, Griffith University Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party. Labor’s pre-election promises were “modest”, leaving many now wondering about the new government’s policy agenda. So in this series, experts examine some of the big challenges facing Australia’s third biggest…

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Australia’s economy looks set for a downturn which could genuinely hurt | Pete Wargent

We are all a product of our environment. Being British by birth and later an adopted Aussie, I’ve formed a view over the long run that capital city property investment can “work” as an effective inflation hedge provided that you fully understand and resolve to stick to a a number of basic rules. As the…


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