The 10 Property Commandments You Should Know
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Australian Tax Office (ATO) data shows that only 9% per cent of investors own three or more properties. So, if property was such a good investment, why do many stop at one?  Unfortunately, most people simply buy the wrong property, buy emotively, sell quickly and never buy again, or stubbornly hold onto it hoping things…

State by State Update on the Australian Property Markets | February 2019 Chart Pack
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2019 is already turning out to be BOOM year. A boom year for scary headlines and fright that is! Firstly, there are all those problems overseas including an increased downside risk for the economies of the USA and China. At the same time there is confusion about the effects of Brexit and the effects of international…

Will Hayne blink? The problems with banks demand tough measures that neither they nor their regulators want
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With public hearings finished, insiders are making a last-ditch bid to either soften or sidetrack the final report of the banking royal commission, writes… Andrew Linden, RMIT University and Warren Staples, RMIT University As the final round of what the Twitterverse calls #BankingRC ended, two of Australia’s most highly respected business journalists sought to sum…

How do cars affect our property markets?
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Much is written about population growth and its positive impact on most things economic. But there is also sting in that tale. Despite the intelligentsia telling us the opposite, the number of vehicles per capita, is on the rise in Australia.  It is currently 776 vehicles per 1,000 bodies. It was 723 a decade ago and…

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update
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Preliminary results show 59.1 per cent of capital city homes sell as volumes increase. This week saw auction volumes increase across the combined capital cities, with 1,907 homes taken to auction returning a preliminary clearance rate of 59.1 per cent.   While the preliminary clearance rate shows a week-on-week improvement, it’s likely that as final results…

Have you ever wondered how property professionals do their research?  If you’re interested in finding properties that will outperform the market, this episode is for you. The most research many property investors do is finding a property that they already like, then looking for information that confirms their biases. However, sophisticated investors take a more…

The latest figures confirm housing values continue their weak run
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The CoreLogic July home value results confirmed that national dwelling values continued their weak run, with both capital city and regional dwelling values trending lower over the past three months.  National dwelling values slipped 0.6% over the month to be down 0.9% over the rolling quarter and 1.6% lower over the past twelve months; the…

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