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 […]
June 7, 2016
Affordability

Affordability – not a nationwide problem

MUCH of the current debate around affordability could leave investors with the impression that it is a nationwide problem.   This couldn’t be further from the […]
May 9, 2016
What to look for in an investment property

Top ten things to look for in an investment property

When purchasing, you should buy below or at the median value for the property. NEVER pay above market value. Paying too much will limit your capital growth.
April 15, 2016
Managing risk with renovation

Managing risk in a challenging market

Australia has had a wild run with property prices in Melbourne and Sydney enjoying well above average growth over the past five years.  However with these […]