The Impact of COVID-19 for Property Investors
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The Impact of COVID-19 for Property Investors

The impact of COVID-19 has seen unprecedented changes made to the way we live our lives, and for many people the way we earn an income. With social distancing measures grinding industries to a halt, the financial fallout is going to be significant. Despite the fact that the Australian Government has rolled out a number…

The Property Price Surge Continues but the RBA are Watching
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The Property Price Surge Continues but the RBA are Watching

Property prices have started the year in the same fashion they ended 2019, but the RBA is starting to take note. The latest data from CoreLogic has shown that over the January period, house prices in both Melbourne and Sydney have continued to push higher and there appear to be more increases in store for…

Tax Changes Hit Expats Main Residence CGT Exemption
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Tax Changes Hit Expats Main Residence CGT Exemption

I have always struggled to comprehend how this legislation is going to actually reduce the pressure on housing affordability as the ultimate outcome will probably be that fewer homes will be listed for sale as owners choose not to sell their main residence to avoid incurring any capital gains tax as a result of a…

As Property Prices Rise Can Sellers Meet Buyer Demand?
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As Property Prices Rise Can Sellers Meet Buyer Demand?

2019 has started to look like a tale of two halves. In the early part of the year, property pundits were doom and gloom as the political and regulatory fallout from the most recent housing boom weighed heavily on market sentiment. APRA had been hard on lenders and that was keeping borrowers under wraps. At…

Will Brisbane Be the Big Winner from the Sydney Boom?
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Will Brisbane Be the Big Winner from the Sydney Boom?

When asked most people would consider Sydney to be a far stronger economy than Brisbane, with far higher wages. Sydney is a global city by most measures, not dissimilar to the likes of New York or London. Sydney is one of the economic powerhouses of Australia and along with Melbourne is growing at a rapid…

Melbourne & Sydney Benefiting from the RBA’s Cut

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 rate fall to a record-low 0.75%. But that hasn’t dented the sharp rebound in property prices with prices jumping by record levels during September. The move by Governor Lowe and the…

The Spring Selling Season is Getting Set to Heat Up
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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 Spring selling season. Across the board, the indicators are starting to suggest that the recent weakness in property markets in many states is starting to scream opportunity for savvy buyers. The most obvious…

The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia
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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 (Deliveroo) and even where we choose to stay when we travel (AirBnB). For investment purposes, using a platform like AirBnB can also be an excellent way to boost the yield on…

Green Shoots Are Starting to Appear for Property Prices
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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 market peaked in 2017. Australia’s property market has been reinvigorated by a host of regulatory and monetary policy moves in recent times that have led to a huge lift in confidence. The…

Will Immigration Cuts Impact Property Prices?
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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 permanent migrants were granted places all across the country, in what was hotting up as a key election issue only weeks ago. Population growth is clearly a controversial topic…

How To Get The Best Tax Benefits When Renovating Your Investment Property
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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 renovation instead of a repair. If you want to Buying Investment Property in Australia or you’re the owner of a Investment property, this won’t feel like a win-win situation. After all, a significant renovation means…

What To Expect From The Housing Market In 2019

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 achieving the expected outcomes. You might be deciding the enter the property investment market for the first time in 2019 or wanting to check if your existing property investments are still on…

What you need to know if you’re planning to move overseas from Australia for tax residency purposes
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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 long period is not an easy one to make. There are many things you’ll need to consider, and as you’ll soon learn, your responsibilities don’t automatically cease the moment you step onto foreign soil. If you’re currently living abroad, stay up to date with your tax obligations by…