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Wise Guru is your expert adviser based here in Singapore for investment in Australian property. We work with expatriate clients to provide a complete, tailored concierge service for each of our clients from finding the right property based on your own situation, projecting and managing your cash flows, structuring and arranging your financing and working with a team of professional settlement agents and property managers to ensure your property is tenanted, saving you time and money.

Could APRA Be Forced to Act Again ?

By |2019-11-06T06:16:13+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Interest Rates|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Could APRA Be Forced to Act Again ? As investors and homeowners have been cheering the recent rebound in house prices in Sydney and Melbourne, the housing regulator is once again keeping [...]

Melbourne & Sydney Benefiting from the RBA’s Cut

By |2019-10-12T00:09:50+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Property Investing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Melbourne & Sydney Benefiting from the RBA’s Cut There is growing speculation that the RBA is rapidly running out of bullets to fire after the latest rate cut saw the official cash [...]

The Spring Selling Season is Getting Set to Heat Up

By |2019-10-12T00:57:32+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market, Interest Rates|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Spring Selling Season is Getting Set to Heat Up The early indicators are starting to look good for property prices as buyers are starting to show their hands ahead of the [...]

The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia

By |2019-10-12T00:39:26+00:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market, Property Investing, Rental, Young Investor|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia The share economy has changed the way many of us operate from how we get around (Uber), to how we get our food delivered [...]

Are We Set For an Extended Period of Low Rates?

By |2019-10-12T01:01:34+00:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Lending, Property Investing|Tags: , , , , |

Are We Set For an Extended Period of Low Rates? Australia could very well be in for a period of ultra-low interest rates, which has the potential to drag on for many [...]

Green Shoots Are Starting to Appear for Property Prices

By |2019-07-15T10:10:41+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market, Property Investing, Real Estate|Tags: , |

Green Shoots Are Starting to Appear for Property Prices Property markets in both Sydney and Melbourne are showing the early stages of prices stabilising with the first signs of growth since the [...]

Will Immigration Cuts Impact Property Prices?

By |2019-06-17T02:47:14+00:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market, Property Investing, Real Estate|Tags: , |

Will Immigration Cuts Impact Property Prices? There is little doubt that much of Australia’s economic success has been built on the back of a very open policy towards immigration. Last year, 163,000 [...]

How To Get The Best Tax Benefits When Renovating Your Investment Property

By |2019-06-17T02:52:03+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Property Investing, Renovating|Tags: , |

How To Get The Best Tax Benefits When Renovating Your Investment Property Properties, like most things, gradually deteriorate over time. This means that after a certain period, your property will require a [...]

What To Expect From The Housing Market In 2019

By |2019-02-02T09:29:15+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market|Tags: , , , , , |

What To Expect From The Housing Market In 2019 A new year has begun, and many Australians will be revisiting their investment portfolios to see if it’s still meeting their needs and [...]

Why should expats invest in Australian Property?

By |2019-01-17T06:00:29+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Australian Property Investment|Tags: , |

Why should expats invest in Australian Property? If you’re an expat and you plan on returning to Australia when you retire, or even before that, it makes sense to have a solid foot [...]

What you need to know if you’re planning to move overseas from Australia for tax residency purposes

By |2018-10-03T06:15:04+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Financial Security, Non-resident, Taxes|Tags: , , , |

What you need to know if you’re planning to move overseas from Australia for tax residency purposes The decision to leave Australia for a [...]

High Yield High Risk Property Investment – What You Should Think About

By |2018-10-07T00:08:36+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Non-resident, Property Investing|Tags: , , |

High Yield High Risk Property Investment – What You Should Think About When it comes to calculating the rental yield of a property, it’s only natural as a property investor to look for [...]

How Owning Your Own Home Can Be The Best Way To Get Some Much Needed Security When You Retire

By |2018-10-03T12:12:16+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , , |

How Owning Your Own Home Can Be The Best Way To Get Some Much Needed Security When You Retire Owning a house is one of the most essential methods in wealth accumulation, [...]

Is Australian Off-The-Plan Property Investment For You?

By |2018-10-03T12:45:23+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Non-resident, off the plan property, Real Estate|Tags: , , |

Is Australian Off-The-Plan Property Investment For You? Investing in a property in another country is a leap that requires trust and confidence. Investing in Australian residential property developments from abroad remains a [...]

How Much Should You Be Spending On A First Time Property Investment?

By |2018-10-03T12:51:23+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Property Investing, Young Investor|Tags: , , |

How Much Should You Be Spending On A First Time Property Investment? Ask a group of people what they think is the perfect value of a property investment and you will get [...]

The Annual Vacancy Fee – What You Need To Know

By |2018-10-04T04:55:12+00:00January 14th, 2018|Categories: Non-resident, Real Estate, Taxes|Tags: , , , |

The Annual Vacancy Fee – What You Need To Know If you own a home or are planning to buy property but might not occupy it for a certain amount of time [...]

What You Should Consider When Buying A Property Investment In Australia

By |2018-10-04T05:05:46+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Financial Security, Property Investing, Real Estate|Tags: , , |

What You Should Consider When Buying A Property Investment In Australia Investing in Australian property is a great way to make the most out of your portfolio, but when it comes to [...]

Want To Help Your Kids Get Into Investment Property In Australia? Consider A Family Guarantee

By |2018-10-04T05:11:45+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Financial Security, Lending, Property Investing, Real Estate, Young Investor|Tags: , , , |

Want To Help Your Kids Get Into Investment Property In Australia? Consider A Family Guarantee Are you a parent that wants to help your child with buying property in Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra [...]

CAPITAL GAINS TAX FOR NON-RESIDENTS

By |2018-10-04T05:58:37+00:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Breaking News, Capital Gains Tax, Property Investing|Tags: |

CAPITAL GAINS TAX FOR NON-RESIDENTS Will Capital Gains Tax for "Principal Place of Residence" be Expats next hurdle? Here are 5 examples taken from the exposure Draft. (To read the full document please click the [...]

How Owning Your Own Home Can Be The Best Way

By |2018-10-23T07:39:53+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Financial Security, Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

How Owning Your Own Home Can Be The Best Way To Get Some Much Needed Security When You Retire Many homeowners have experienced some form of shock when the global financial [...]

Australia’s economy is on a roll – Have Australian Interest Rates bottomed?

By |2018-10-23T09:55:56+00:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Interest Rates, Property Investing, Real Estate|

March News March 14 2017 Australia's economy is on a roll - Have Australian Interest Rates bottomed? The Reserve Bank of Australia left the benchmark rate unchanged on Tuesday 7th March 2017, maintaining it at [...]

Start investing in property at a young age. These are the steps you need to take!

By |2018-10-23T10:28:47+00:00February 12th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Real Estate, Young Investor|

Any seasoned investor knows that the younger you begin investing in property the better the financial gains will be down the road. Eager young investors are well-placed to reap the many benefits of property [...]

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017

By |2019-01-24T07:56:32+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Interest Rates, Property Investing, Real Estate, Retirement, Taxes|

January News January 13, 2017 Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017 I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017 ahead and let’s enjoy the [...]

A Newbies Guide To Navigating The Australian Property Investment Market And How To Invest With Confidence

By |2018-10-23T12:53:35+00:00December 26th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Real Estate|

It is common for new property investors to feel overwhelmed when thinking that property investment might be the way that they achieve their wealth creation goals. In order to invest with confidence you need [...]

Invest now, retire later – Why retirement property like “Retirement Cities” are in Australia’s future

By |2018-10-24T04:36:49+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Property Investing, Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

Retirement may seem eons away but it is never too early to invest in your retirement plans. Wouldn't you like to enjoy a more stress-free lifestyle in your golden years by making a few [...]

Commercial property fortunes in Sydney eclipses Singapore’s softening rental market

By |2019-01-17T06:06:51+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Real Estate|Tags: , , , , |

Singapore or Sydney? Both are world-class cities for both residential and commercial property investment. But in the world of real estate not all things are created equal. Statistics have revealed that Sydney ranks as [...]

Buy things that Central Bankers haven’t been buying

By |2018-10-24T06:41:47+00:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Real Estate|

It’s been an interesting time since the last news article went out where the saying “Much ado about nothing” could be viewed as a paradox. We have seen global markets continue their run of serenity [...]

The New RBA 1.5% Rate: What This means for Australian Property Investors

By |2018-10-24T07:26:18+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Interest Rates, Taxes|

As I speculated last Monday, the June quarter CPI report gave the Governor enough ammunition to act. The Reserve Bank said a rate cut will create "room for even stronger growth" as the inflation [...]

The Post Budget and pre-Election update

By |2018-12-31T09:56:08+00:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Interest Rates, Property Investing, Real Estate|

Hi Everyone, As we head into the end of the Financial Year for 2016 in Australia, I think it is worth looking at some of the perhaps surprising data that has appeared. Australia’s economy [...]

6 Steps to Get Started Investing in Property

By |2018-12-31T09:57:01+00:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Real Estate|

For the majority of us, we’ve all considered investing in property but may not know where to start. Our goal at Wise Guru is to ensure that our clients are educated and empowered to [...]

Investing in Property for Your Retirement

By |2018-12-31T10:00:19+00:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing, Retirement|

If you’re an Australian expat living and working in Singapore, without mandatory superannuation contributions, it’s important that you have an alternative retirement strategy in place. Investing in property can be a highly profitable strategy. [...]

5 TOP TIPS for International Investors in Australian Property

By |2018-12-31T10:12:16+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Property Investing|

Australian property is a popular destination for international investors looking for lower risk and consistent capital growth. We’ve outlined 5 top tips as a guide for international buyers looking to get started in investing [...]

‘The New Normal’ – The Future for Australia’s Interest Rates

By |2018-12-31T10:20:05+00:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Interest Rates, Property Investing|

I thought it would be relevant to share my thoughts about this concept that I keep hearing over and over from Fund Managers (especially in the Fixed Income markets) that we have entered a [...]

The Successful Property Investor’s Checklist for Australian Property Investment

By |2019-01-17T06:14:15+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Property Investing|

Here are our top tips for new and experienced property investors, our Successful Property Investor's Checklist for Australian Property Investment. These 7 tips will give you a guide to the important considerations for your [...]