November 20, 2017
Party Walls

Is it party time when we want to extend our terrace?

Party walls or shared walls are partitions erected on a property boundary, partly on the land of one owner and partly on the land of another, […]
September 19, 2017
Supreme Court Ruling

Is your Industrial Property a ‘Retail’ Property?

The classification of a retail service in Victorian legislation has for several years sparked confusion and dispute. The Supreme Court has recently laid down a rather unexpected decision that affects many current and prospective owners and tenants of Victorian commercial property.
August 30, 2017
joe hockey foreign investment

Foreign Investors – still stealing the great Australian dream in Melbourne and Sydney

Foreign investment into Australian residential property has been a contentious issue of late especially if you live in Sydney and Melbourne with house prices in the 2 major capital cities going beyond the reach of many Australians.
May 13, 2017
Federal Budget

How the 2017-18 Federal Budget affects investors

On Tuesday night the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, handed down the 2017/18 Federal Budget. The Government noted the Budget is about ‘fairness’, boosting economic growth and helping households; which it hopes will lift consumer and business sentiment.
May 5, 2017
First Home Buyers

What will FHB Stamp Duty cuts mean for Melbourne’s property market?

As of 1st July 2017, the Victorian Government will abolish stamp duty for First Home Buyers (FHB) in response to Melbourne’s affordability issue that has once again captured media attention.
April 11, 2017
tax payer funded property boom

Tax-payer funded property booms

When are the short-term vote-grabbing politicians going to learn? This is how markets are meant to work: property prices go up, they get very expensive, people are priced out and demand falls away.
March 22, 2017
Investor affordability

It’s time to stop blaming investors for housing affordability problems

Unfortunately again, property investors are unfairly front and centre of this current housing affordability debate.
February 1, 2017
commercial property

Finding Commercial Property in a Competitive Market

Demand from local and offshore investors for commercial assets is creating intense competition in Melbourne’s commercial property market.
December 22, 2016
Rentvesting

Rentvesting: what is it and why would you do it?

‘Rent money is dead money’ or so the saying goes. The idea of surrendering a portion of your wage to the landlord may appear to go […]