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How Successful Are Aussie Investors - And How Do You Compare?
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How Successful Are Aussie Investors – And How Do You Compare?

Where do you think property markets are heading?   Are property investors going to keep buying or sit tight?   Find out how you compare to the average Aussie property investor. Property Update and Your Investment Property Magazine have teamed up to conduct the largest investor sentiment survey in Australia. The brief survey, which poses just 20 questions at the…

Do the new laws make investing in a SMSF less attractive?
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Do the new laws make investing in a SMSF less attractive?

New laws regarding self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), especially the introduction of a $1.6m balance cap on the total amount that can be transferred into the tax-free retirement phase for simple account-based pensions, may reduce the attractiveness of holding physical property in SMSFs, according to some financial professionals. Limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) would also become…

Reselling Brisbane Apartments Means Selling At A Loss
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Reselling Brisbane Apartments Means Selling At A Loss

Apartments purchased off-the-plan at the beginning of Brisbane’s unit-construction boom are selling at significant losses, underscoring concerns from the Reserve Bank about the city’s concentrated inner-city property market. According to Michael Yardney, CEO of Metropole Property Strategists, buyers who bought off-the-plan apartments in high-rise towers in Hamilton, Bowen Hills, and Fortitude Valley were particularly hard…

Mortgage Brokers pressured to use aggressive sales tactics
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Mortgage Brokers pressured to use aggressive sales tactics

By requiring mortgage brokers to meet volume targets to retain accreditation, lenders are disadvantaging borrowers and encouraging some brokers to engage in risky behaviour, said Peter White, executive director of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA). White spoke to The Adviser following a report from ABC’s Four Cornerswhich accused brokers and banks of using “aggressive sales tactics” to…

Protect yourself from these common investment scams
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Protect yourself from these common investment scams

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning the public to watch out for investment scammers who promise great returns but “leave their victims with broken dreams and empty bank accounts.” In the first half of 2017, Australians reported losing over $13m to investment scams, according to the ACCC’s Scamwatch website. This makes investment…

13% Of First-Home Buyers Choose Rentvesting
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13% Of First-Home Buyers Choose Rentvesting

Due to Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis, many young people are choosing to make their first property purchase an investment property. The practice is known as “rentvesting” and involves purchasing a rental property as an investment while renting another property in which to live.  Rentvestors now make up 3% of first-home buyers nationally, according to industry research….