Property Investment Sydney

Every Australian capital city has its ups and downs when it comes to property investment.
But before you launch into investing in Sydney it’s worth doing your research and seeking expert advice.
That’s why we’ve developed these articles, for a more local perspective on what you’ve read about investment so far.

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NSW affordability package: Stamp duty savings

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the latest addition to the NSW affordability package.  The third installment of Government measures to address the affordability struggle in Sydney and Melbourne has been delivered, with the NSW Government announcing a package of reforms commencing July 1.  This follows announcements by the Federal and Victorian Governments in recent months. The primary…

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‘Liveable’ Sydney has clear winners and losers

Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders’ access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing, writes… Roberta Ryan, University of Technology Sydney and Yvette Selim, University of Technology Sydney Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the growing popularity of the…

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Sydneysiders blame foreign investors for high housing prices – survey

Only 18% of Sydneysiders think foreign investors should be able to buy property – They simply don’t accept arguments that this investment improves housing affordability by increasing supply, writes… Dallas Rogers, University of Sydney; Alexandra Wong, Western Sydney University, and Jacqueline Nelson, University of Technology Sydney Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese…

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First home buyers in NSW receiving stamp duty exemption

The decision yesterday by the News South Wales Government Premier Gladys Berejiklian to provide  first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption for properties with a price tag under $650,000 is likely to boost demand for this under represented segment of the market.    Abolishing stamp duty for first home buyers is likely to create…


Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] – May 2017

The moderation in growth was due largely to a slightly negative April result in Australia’s largest capital city housing market, Sydney, where dwelling values were broadly flat (rounded up from – 0.04%) over the month. The April results mark the weakest monthly change in dwelling values across the Sydney property market since December 2015, when…


Ask Michael Anything [video] – What’s in store for the Sydney & Melbourne property markets?

There’s a lot of speculation about the future of out property market – but what can investors is Sydney and Melbourne really expect?  This week watch Michael explain and discuss what we can expect in the Melbourne & Sydney property markets. This week’s questions:    With 1/3 of borrowers having little to no buffer, and the interest…


The residents in this postcode pay more than $1Billion in tax in one year

Guess which postcode contributed more than $1.1bn in government revenue in one year alone?  I’m sure you guessed it was a Sydney suburb. Well…it was Mosman where residents paid a staggering $400 million more tax than the next-highest postcode. Analysis by The Weekend Australian of 2014-15 Australian Taxation Office data, produced the following interactive graph wher you…


Sydney housing affordability: why it’s so bad and one way to fix it

Right now, the average Sydney couple will never be able to save a deposit to buy a median-priced house according to Insights Manager Graham Cooke. Everyone knows it’s a challenging environment in Sydney for first-time buyers right now – but how tough, exactly, is it? We decided to find out how long it would take the…

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