Articles by Kevin Turner

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Transcript: It appears APRA is turning to the banks and warning them that they have fallen well short of expectations regarding portfolio controls for commercial property. APRA has said:  “Justifying lending decisions on the basis of ‘long-standing relationship’ or ‘good track record’ are insufficient, by themselves, to mitigate higher risk characteristics such as higher leverage…

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Transcript: Melbourne is set to become Australia’s largest city by the 2030′s and that’s not that far off.     What is behind this prediction? Well the simple fact that Melbourne offers something that Sydney cannot – access to affordable housing on the urban fringe. According to ABS forecasts, Melbourne’s population will pass the 5,000,000…

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In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses why Sydneysiders are relocating for a new lifestyle.   Sydneysiders are leaving in growing numbers and relocating to major regional centres within commuting distance or cutting ties with the big city altogether and moving to coastal seachange areas or regional treechange areas for a complete lifestyle make-over. Others are swapping Sydney…

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In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses details surrounding the NSW budget.  A strong economy and big infrastructure investment were the highlights of the NSW Budget for home owners, with plenty of local markets to benefit from new or upgraded roads, schools, public transport and hospitals. New infrastructure can have a significant impact on property values. Most new…

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In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses how apartment developments have changed over the last 30 years.  For the first time ever on record (since 1984), we’ve seen more new apartments completed than houses in Australia.  The latest Building Activity report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows 28,102 new houses and 28,527 new apartments and townhouses were completed…

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Transcript: The ability to negotiate successfully is crucial not only for successful real estate transactions, but also for daily life events. Here are 7 negotiation rules: Challenge the ideas that are presented to you.    Negotiating requires you to be assertive and question what you are being told. If you disagree with someone regarding the…

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What are the more common property scams and how are investors impacted by them?  In this short video Kevin Turner warns investors against: Rental Guarantee Schemes  Buing into Land Banking Schemes – this is different to owning a property yourself and landbanking for future development Getting poor advice Not having a plan The fallout from…