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The week that was in property
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The week that was in property

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the consumer price index (CPI) results for the March 2017 quarter earlier this week. Over the past three quarters headline inflation has increased at a pace consistent with growth of or above 2% however, underlying inflation continues to growth at a softer rate. Over the first quarter of…

Weekly economic update: What will end up in Scott Morrison’s ‘good’ books?
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Weekly economic update: What will end up in Scott Morrison’s ‘good’ books?

In the lead-up to the federal budget, the government has made a number of significant and sometimes surprising policy announcements, writes… Richard Holden, UNSW This week: inflation officially gets back into the RBA’s target range, markets react positively to the French election, and Australia’s treasurer wants the budget to distinguish between “good debt” and “bad…

Capital city hot spots of the past 5 syear
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Capital city hot spots of the past 5 syear

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses Australia’s capital city hot spots.  The past five years have been an amazing time in Australian residential property, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. We’ve seen a number of important trends emerge and/or get stronger, including rising demand from foreign buyers, increased apartment living, ‘rentvesting’ and the bank of mum…

How to find out your credit score
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How to find out your credit score

A good credit score is essential to financial success. After all, what hope do you have of convincing banks and lenders to give you money to build your property portfolio when, according to your credit history, you have trouble paying your bills on time? There’s no doubt about it: a bad credit score can ruin…

When is a repair an improvement?
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When is a repair an improvement?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of warnings recently indicating that rental property owners should be careful when claiming deductions. Common errors made by rental property owners highlighted by the ATO include claiming rental deductions for properties not genuinely available for rent, incorrectly claiming deductions for properties only available for rent for…

Revenge Can Be a Great Motivator
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Revenge Can Be a Great Motivator

Michael Jordan is a famed basketball legend. To this day he is considered the common standard of comparison used by basketball pundits around the world. His name has entered the lexicon of everyday language: “He or she is the Michael Jordan of neurosurgery,” or ” he or she is the Michael Jordan of accountants,” or “he or…

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