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What Malcolm Turnbull, Our New Prime Minister, Means For The Property Industry

Whilst it’s too early to tell exactly what direct policy effects — if any — the installation of Malcolm Turnbull as new prime minister will have on Australia’s property industry, it’s clear that as Australia’s 29th prime minister he will be putting much needed focus on the economy. Lagging in the polls for many months, the coalition…


Mid Year Economic Update

We’re now into the second half of the year, a good time to take stock and see where we’ve been and what’s ahead. Property consultancy Urban Property Australia recently released their mid year economic update which makes interesting reading. Here’s what they said: Global Economy The global economic outlook has moderated over the past year, due to weaker growth…

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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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A further easing of interest rates may be appropriate | Pete Wargent

The Reserve Bank Board Minutes are not always the most interesting read, granted, but this month’s release was a ripper. No need for me to regurgitate the entire announcement here, but there were some fascinating parts. Domestic economic conditions The case for further rate cuts is made early in the domestic economic conditions section, with Australian GDP growth having…

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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…


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