More Sydney suburbs now have a median house value of at least $2 million

This retrospective look at median dwelling values across Australia  highlights the deterioration of affordable housing across the capital cities over the past five years.  At the end of 2016, 7.6% of suburbs nationally had a median house value under $200,000 and 5.9% of suburbs had a median unit value below $200,000. To put these figures…

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A name is just a name… or is it? Your options when buying a property

Did you know that you have many options when it comes to deciding the entity that should own your new property? Most property buyers, even seasoned investors, default to simply buying the property in their own name, but this is not always the best and most financially savvy choice.  The legally recognised owner of a…

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Will There Be A Crackdown On Capital Gains Tax Concessions?

The Australian Financial Review reported that the Turnbull government was planning a crackdown on capital gains tax concessions for property investors in order to “seize the mantle” on housing affordability and provide revenue to help replace soon-to-be-abandoned budget cuts.  The government’s policy backflip was scheduled to be unveiled in the May budget and comes after…

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The Economic State of Our States | ANZ Stateometer

The ANZ Stateometer, which measures economic performance across the states and territories, continues to highlight the uneven economic growth across the country. A key theme in this month’s release is the improving momentum evident across Australia. This mainly reflects the contribution of improving business conditions – which are lifting growth across the country – and…


The Seasons of Life | Jim Rohn

Life is about constant, predictable patterns of change.  For the six thousand years of recorded history, as humans have entered this world, received parental instruction, classroom instruction, and gathered the experience of life; many have set for themselves ambitious goals, and dreamed lofty dreams. As the wheel of life continues its constant turning, all human emotions appear, disappear, and appear…

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