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

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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Bill Shorten to curb negative gearing if elected – nowhere near doom and gloom!

Bill Shorten to curb negative gearing if elected – nowhere near doom and gloom!

Control the controllables in your life! Will Labour win the next election?  If so, will the negative gearing bill get passed?  If so, what will the conditions be and how will this effect me as an investor? All the ‘what if’s’ in our life that at this point, we cannot control.  But by the same […]

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Australia’s Top Ten Property Specialists 2018

Australia’s Top Ten Property Specialists 2018

We’re excited to announce that Director and Head Property Educator John Pidgeon of Solvere has been named as one of the Top Ten Property Specialists of 2018 by The Property Investor Magazine!  Australia’s Top Ten Property Specialists recognises the outstanding contribution made by individual Australian property experts who have collectively shaped the environment across Australia over […]

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