Author: John Pidgeon

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12 Common investment mistakes – and how to avoid them

12 Common investment mistakes – and how to avoid them

As a new (or even seasoned) property investor the whole investment process can be overwhelming.  Without the proper preparation and homework things can go downhill…fast. With over 20 years of property investing experience I’ve seen just about every mistake a property investor can make.  Some big, some small.  But with every mistake has come significant […]

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Update on the Sydney and Melbourne Property Markets

Update on the Sydney and Melbourne Property Markets

There’s been a lot of New Year commentary on the Sydney and Melbourne markets.  2019 is already taking shape and here’s what I think… Personally, I believe there are three sub-markets within both the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets (NOTE:  this does not include units or apartments). I see the top tier market continually performing […]

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How much Stamp Duty do you pay?

How much Stamp Duty do you pay?

Firstly, what exactly is Stamp Duty?  It’s a tax levied by all states and territories on property purchases based on the property purchase price, location, and loan purpose.  Some states charge different rates on investment properties than on places of residence. How is stamp duty calculated? Stamp Duty is calculated by applying a sliding scale […]

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