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Blanket reforms will impact weaker property markets

Taking a blanket approach when implementing major policies unfairly undermines already weak property markets.  This comes after the Western Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt complained to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) that lending restrictions introduced across Australia by commercial banks were hurting the Perth property market and wider economy.  The restrictions were introduced to tighten…

How ownership structures help to grow wealth

There are more than two million property investors in Australia but many of them never get past owning one property. And those who manage to buy a number of investment properties often hit a growth brick wall because of lending issues or poor asset selection. However others struggle to achieve their financial goals because they…

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update

Auction activity begins to wind down with 2,406 homes taken to auction across the combined capitals. There were 2,406 homes taken to auction over the week, down from both the previous week when 2,631 auctions were held, and this week last year when 2,890 auctions were held across the combined capital cities.  Preliminary results show…

Six important rules of property investment

Anyone who has been in the property investment sector for a while knows all too well that it takes a long time to understand its golden rules.  If only we all understood them when we were in our 20s, instead of many years later. Of course, these days, there are a plethora of books, blogs…

Here's what's been missing to boost Brisbane's property markets

This post I have included seven charts outlining what’s been missing when it comes to Brisbane’s housing market. For the record the latest data from CoreLogic suggest that Brisbane house values rose by just 0.3% over the last 12 months, with values rising 0.1% over the last three months. So, no price acceleration at the moment. Now that’s…

Action vs Self delusion | Jim Rohn

Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.   Action is the ingredient that ensures results. Only action can cause reaction. Further, only positive action can cause positive reaction Action. The whole world loves to watch those who make things happen, and it rewards them for causing waves of productive enterprise. I stress this because today I see many people who are really…

Here's why you shouldn't speculate in property hotspots

After all these years in property I’m still surprised at how investors decide which property to buy, but it doesn’t surprise me why so many don’t get past their first or second property. You see… many buy for emotional reasons and while others think they’re investing in property, for some they’re really speculating.  By definition,…

Why pre-approvals are imperative for first homebuyers

First home buyers are continuing to stake their claim on markets across the country with many usurping their competition by being better prepared to make a solid offer. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that about 18 per cent of all housing finance commitments is to first homebuyers. However, while the percentage of…

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