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Pause for Australia’s auctions with activity across the capitals significantly lower

The number of capital city auctions held this week was 1,053, falling significantly given most states and territories have a public holiday today. Preliminary results show that 67.2 per cent of auctions were successful this week, compared to 68.2 per cent last week across 2,008 auctions and 75.9 per cent one year ago, across 2,076...
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The Attributes of Successful Property Developers

In these changing times when property investors can no longer count on double digit price growth many are considering getting started in property development to help them ‘manufacture’ some capital growth. In fact one of the most read blogs on this site is How to Get Started in Property Development. It all sounds so simple. So...
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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – June 2016

The third strongest performance in capital gains over the cycle to date has been in the Brisbane market at 18.5%. The current growth cycle has been running for four years now. The rebound in the rate of capital gain during 2016 is supported by other measurements in the market.  Auction clearance rates across the combined capital cities have remained stable and hovered...
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Getting hot spots wrong

One publication investors should read upside down The Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a report listing the top residential property markets around Australia which they call “Hot Spots”. But they are not hot spots for investors. On the contrary, investors should probably avoid these locations. What is a hot spot? My definition of a hot...

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