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Weekly economic update: Turkey shows the economic pain of global democratic backsliding
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Weekly economic update: Turkey shows the economic pain of global democratic backsliding

It is contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion that should scare us right now, writes… Richard Holden, UNSW As American baseball legend Yogi Berra once supposedly quipped, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Three years ago the crisis was in Greece, now it’s Turkey. Another European summer and another European economic crisis.   It’s tempting…

National Housing Market Update | August 2018
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National Housing Market Update | August 2018

Last month we saw CoreLogic national index move through the tenth of falling home values.  Since peaking in September last year, thev Australian housing market has recorded a cumulative 1.9% fall in value; a relatively mild downturn to date, especially when you consider that values remain 31% higher than they were five years ago. The…

Do You Know Your Properties (and Why You Should Care)
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Do You Know Your Properties (and Why You Should Care)

Researching a suburb before you buy is clearly important. However, keeping up the research after the fact is a task that’s a little harder to maintain.  If you don’t know what’s happening in the neighbourhood, how will you know the best course of action for your property? While clearly investment is about long-term capital growth,…

Is investing an art or science?
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Is investing an art or science?

Is successful property investing an art or a science? Albert Einstein once said, “COMPOUND INTEREST IS THE EIGHTH wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.”  If we accept the above, then the longer we hold a property investment the more likely we are to make a gain….

State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack August 2018
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State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack August 2018

Who’s right about the property markets — the optimists or pessimists? The media seems so preoccupied with what’s going wrong in Australia, they’re missing all the things that are going right.   The newspapers and online media outlets continually deliver house price collapse headlines because it gets clicks but our property markets are not collapsing and our economy is…

Always carry a chainsaw, axe and gun
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Always carry a chainsaw, axe and gun

While driving to Burnie airport, we suddenly found ourselves caught in one of those fierce storms that occasionally lash the north-west of Tasmania. The main road was blocked by fallen trees but because our plane was departing in an hour, we decided to try a lesser used road to find a way through. In the…

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