Articles by Stuart Wemyss

Stuart was a Chartered Accountant before establishing mortgage broking firm ProSolution Private Clients. He has authored two books and shares his experience with readers of Property Update. Visit www.prosolution.com.au


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Over the past two decades, the average growth in the median house price across the top five capital cities has been 5.3% p.a. This rate is considerably lower than the preceding 20-year period from 1983 to 2003, during which median house prices grew by 8.7% p.a. This significant difference in growth rates has substantial implications…

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In recent weeks, state governments have been sending out land tax notices to property investors. The noticeable increase in land tax receipts over the past few years has prompted more investors to reassess their property investments. Furthermore, the surge in land taxes is anticipated to exacerbate the rental crisis. Property investors are likely to pass…

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The price of Bitcoin has risen 64% in 2024 so far. That’s after rising 156% in 2023! Last week, a client brought to my attention that the CEO of the largest asset manager in the world, Blackrock, suggested that crypto is a good long-term store of value. He likened it to digital gold. This might all seem like…

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It is generally an accepted investment principle that diversification can reduce your risk and improve investment returns. The common vernacular is, to spread your eggs amongst various baskets. I would agree with this principle, so long as it doesn’t result in the deterioration of investment asset quality. Sometimes property investors should not diversify. That’s because…

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The government projects that scams cost Australians $3.1 billion per year. Given that more of our life is becoming digitalised, especially with banking and financial services, we are more susceptible to scams. It’s critical that you take active steps to protect your money. Most common scams are… According to the National Anti-Scam Centre, scams are…

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I was motivated to write this blog for two main reasons. Firstly, I observed several buyers’ agents on social media proudly advertising short-term capital gains. One instance caught my attention, where a buyers’ agent claimed to have purchased a property for a client 18 months ago for $435,000, asserting its current value at $510,000, implying…

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