Economic growth

Energy and industry

Predictions of the demise of manufacturing in Australia as the economy slowly becomes more service oriented are increasingly widespread. The reason – we are told – has mostly been an uncompetitive labour cost structure. We just can’t make stuff as cheap and as quickly as they can in China, Vietnam or India. But there are…

first home

1st Home Buyer Wants

Two minute read. Fast facts 25 to 44 years 3.3 people per household 36% no children at home 30% couples or living alone A projected 26% of total new housing demand over next decade (in this case, for the Brisbane outer suburbs) Brief description  HECS Portfolio work, not long-term work commitment Partnering later Parent as…

low interest rates

RBA Survey | APRA’s clampdown could spell trouble for interest-only borrowers

With the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) clamping down on interest-only loans, experts and economists think interest-only borrowers may have a hard time refinancing to principal and interest loans, according to  All 33 experts and economists in the monthly RBA survey, which is the largest of its kind in Australia, are expecting the…

garage, car, carspot

How important are car parks?

There’s certainly been a plethora of new units being built in our biggest capital cities. Some of these developments could be investment grade, but many are aimed directly at the investment market (but that doesn’t make them investment grade) and interestingly many also have no car park attached.  So, how important is a car park…

success work hard

15 motivation quotes on moving forward

Life is full of lessons – some good, some difficult.  But the the most important thing is to be able to learn from every lesson that comes your way and move on. Here’s 15 inspirational quotes on moving forward: “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” –…

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