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PERTH’S TWO SPEED HOUSING MARKET

September 28, 2017

If Perth housing market hasn’t already hit the bottom of the market cycle, we are very close. It’s always interesting as a valuer watching markets go up, down and sideways and analysing the reasons why. Perth’s current residential property market has a bit of everything – good, bad and ugly with plenty of good buying […]

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NAB to fund low income Aussies

September 28, 2017

The major bank has pledged to provide 100,000 loans annually to low income Australians as part of its ambition to improve the financial well-being of its customers and communities. The commitment comes as research commissioned by NAB found that more than 2.6 million Australians have no savings at all, leaving them unprepared for a financial […]

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Kochie’s seven steps to getting a home in your price bracket

September 23, 2017

Seven steps to getting a home! FIRST home buyers are back in the property market. After being squeezed out in the home buying wilderness for years, the regulatory and banking measures to dissuade investors (particularly from overseas), is starting to have an impact and open the door for first homeowners. Figures out last week showed […]

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Depreciation: Overrated or misunderstood?

September 19, 2017

The important role of depreciation benefits in a successful portfolio-building strategy is widely misunderstood. In fact, some investors miss out on valuable financial benefits and this reduces the profitability of their investments I am often asked questions about the ‘right’ way to invest in property. In fact, one of the most common queries I field […]

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More Australian investors sacrificing lifestyle to buy property

September 16, 2017

New research shows that more Australian investors are choosing to sacrifice their lifestyle in order to buy properties. According to Mortgage Choice’s Investor Survey, 71 per cent of property investors had to make lifestyle sacrifices so they could buy residential properties, up from 69.4 per cent last year and 68.1 per cent in 2015. “Our research […]

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