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7 tax tips for the end of the financial year

Smart property investors use all the legal tax rules to minimize their cash flow leakage and maximise their deductions. The government encourages property investors to provide accommodation for those who need it by offering them a range of tax benefits. While most investors know about the typical tax deductions, such as interest on loans, repairs and management fees,…

This weekend's auction clearance results Saturday June 25th - clearance rates holding steady - more or less

Auction clearance rates were slightly higher this weekend, but there were significantly fewer properties for sale by auction this weekend than normal. It’s the first weekend of the school holidays and that always means less auction activity But, once again,the media was full of negative messages this week, yet consumer sentiment bounced back a little…

Brisbane’s property market forecast for strong growth in 2022

Play this important message from Michael Yardney Are you wondering what will happen to the Brisbane property market in 2022?? Well… Brisbane was the strongest property market in 2021 exhibiting astonishing growth, with many locations experiencing 30+%  house price growth. And even though growth is slowing in other parts of Australia, Brisbane’s housing markets are…

Sydney property market forecast for 2022

Play this important message from Michael Yardney Are you wondering what will happen to the Sydney property market in 2022? Well … Sydney finished up the second strongest performing Australian housing market in 2021 with many locations experiencing 24+%  house price growth. Of course, the Sydney property market has been one of the strongest and most…

RBA’s Lowe: Committed to ensure inflation returns to target - this means more interest rate rises

The Reserve Bank (RBA) governor, Philip Lowe, has warned Aussies that more interest rate hikes are on the way. Speaking to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Lowe pledged not to repeat the costly mistakes of the 1970s stagflationary period, and to “do what is necessary” to squash inflation before it becomes entrenched in…

Australian unit market update June 2022

After recording an easing in the growth trend since March 2021 (2.8%), CoreLogic’s national home index recorded its first month of negative dwelling value growth in 20 months, falling -0.1% across both property types. This fall in values came amid lower consumer sentiment, increasing global uncertainty, mounting inflationary pressure, and the first cash rate rise…

The property market playing field evens - is it now a buyers market?

Now that the housing market is slowing, with national home prices falling for the first time since the pandemic onset in May, can we consider the market a buyer’s market? Demand to buy property greatly outweighed the supply of properties for sale, but as the Spring selling season kicked into gear that changed and the…

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