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Is It Time To Pounce Before The New Negative Gearing Tax Laws Come Into Effect?
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Is it time to buy your next investment property or should you wait? Now that Labor has declared January 1st 2020 as the date their proposed tax amendments to negative gearing and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) come into effect property investors have just over 7 months to set themselves up. You’d have to be living…

Australian Housing Update: coming back to earth | June Monthly Chart Pack
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Some of our property markets were soaring for the last few years, well they were in Sydney and Melbourne, but now prices are coming back to earth. And while some commentators felt our 2 big property markets would stabilise by the middle of the year, it now seems that our housing prices will keep falling for the…

Why this expert believes a property crash is unlikely
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Although “overall”property prices recently fell for the first time over any 12-month period since 2012, leading economist Shane Oliver believes a property crash is unlikely.  Over the years there has been talk that the Australian housing market is a giant speculative bubble propelled by tax breaks for greedy property investors, low interest rates fuelling speculation…

State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack  March 2018
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What are our property markets up to?  That’s probably the most common question I’m asked at the moment. Well…the scorecard is in for the first two months of the year  with CoreLogic recently releasing their chart pack which gives us a good overview of what’s happening as well as some of the economic factors impacting our…

What can property investors learn from Keynes' General Theory?
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Why bother reading economic theories of decades gone by? “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – Keynes – The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936) My light reading for this week has been to re-visit John Maynard Keynes’ 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money….

National Property Market Update – what’s happening around Australia?
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Now that we’re well into 2103, home buyers and investors who were looking to the property markets for direction are seeing positive signs and responding with renewed interest. This is reflected in more people attending open homes, more offers being made to buy properties, higher auction clearance rates and property values slowly rising. The biggest…

How will the mining boom look a year from now?
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The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) released their September quarter update on the resources and energy sector this week which revealed a fairly upbeat assessment of Australia’s resource driven exports sector.  The BREE update highlights that prices for key Australian commodities are falling and further falls are expected.  Providing some counterbalance to the lower prices…