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Labor’s proposed negative gearing and CGT changes will make property values plummet | Sky News [Video]
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Labor’s proposed negative gearing and CGT changes will make property values plummet | Sky News [Video]

Melbourne and Sydney property values could plummet if Labor introduces its proposed changes to negative gearing according to a report by RiskWise.  With a federal election expected to be called within the next 12 months, and Labor proposing some controversial reforms to negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount, this report has assessed the risks…

The proportion of household income required to buy a home has risen over the long term, but affordability has improved.
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The proportion of household income required to buy a home has risen over the long term, but affordability has improved.

Is buying your dream home really less affordable than 25 years ago? Maybe not! While the proportion of household income required to afford a typical mortgage has risen over the long term, affordability has improved with lower mortgage rates. Aussie’s 25 year market trends report shows that serviceability rates have improved since 2008, when the average household…

Where will house prices be 25 years from now?
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Where will house prices be 25 years from now?

While most real estate investors worry about the value of their properties today, particularly in light of our flat property markets, in my mind a much better question is “where will property prices be 25 years from now?” And the good news is that, believe it or not, the median house price in Sydney could be over $6million and…

Avoid these common investor mistakes | Not understanding the power of demographics [Video]
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Avoid these common investor mistakes | Not understanding the power of demographics [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.  In this series of short videos, I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss demographics and why it’s important to understand how this is changing and how demographics drives our property…

7 tips to building wealth in the current economic climate
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7 tips to building wealth in the current economic climate

We live in an interesting world don’t we? Particularly if you’re an investor. Every time most of the world’s economic woes seem to have sorted themselves out and Australia’s property markets seemed to be steaming along nicely, a new set of challenges pop up for us as investors. Some of them are overseas – things like…

What’s ahead for Brisbane’s property market?
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What’s ahead for Brisbane’s property market?

Is it the right time to follow the sun and move into the Brisbane property market?  That’s a question now being asked by more and more property investors who have been priced out of Australia’s two big capital cities. While currently property values are falling in many locations, the Brisbane property market seems to be steadily gaining pace….

The average size of the Australian home loan has increased by 376% over the past 25 years
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The average size of the Australian home loan has increased by 376% over the past 25 years

I know there is a lot of fuss made about housing affordability. Believe it or not…the average size of the Australian home loan has increased by 376% over the past 25 years according to Aussie’s 25 year property trends report Despite loan sizes increasing approximately in line with the housing cycles, mortgage rates have fallen…

How to avoid being stuck at Property #1
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How to avoid being stuck at Property #1

Many first-time investors stay just that way — one-time-only buyers, who never progress beyond having that one solo property in their portfolio. This happens for several reasons. An underperforming property, lack of funds to purchase again, and — worst of all — apathy or losing sight of your ‘big picture’ goals are some of the most common ones…

Here's what's happened to our property markets over the last 25 years
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Here’s what’s happened to our property markets over the last 25 years

While most property investors are fixated on the short term performance of their portfolios, in reality residential real estate is a long term game. So I enjoyed reading Aussie Home Loans report: 25 Years of Housing Trends. I first started investing around 45 years ago and this has given me a very different perspective on the…

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