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Our take on current property investment news, developments and lifestyle in Australia

Top 5 Australian Property Hotspots and Notspots for 2019

Top 5 Australian Property Hotspots and Notspots for 2019

To buy or not to buy?  The question every keen property investor wants to know.  What are the House (not units or apartments) Hotspots and Notspots for 2019?  So I’ll get straight into it…here are my top five to either pounce on or avoid around the country; NOTSPOTS Darwin Already experienced considerable growth a few […]

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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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Have you looked past the BIG 4 banks?

Have you looked past the BIG 4 banks?

Firstly, if you’re new to the world of home loans and banking, you’ll want to know just who this ‘Big 4’ are! National Australia Bank (NAB) Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Westpac (WBC) These banks have dominated almost 85% of the home loan market!  Yep.  Huge! But are they the […]

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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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