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Investor Market Continues To Grow

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

The latest housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics more investors securing financing for properties, while owner occupier financing has dropped. Investment housing commitments increased 1.6% in January, making almost three years of consecutive monthly increases. The figures also show, in trend terms, owner-occupied finance commitments decreasing by 0.1% in January 2014, after a small December increase of 0.1%. Owner-occupied finance commitments including refinanci ....

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Melbourne To Be Our Biggest City

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

The latest population figures suggest that Melbourne is on track to become Australia’s largest city, with Victoria set to experience strong population growth over the coming 50 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics population projections show Melbourne’s population is expected to surpass Sydney’s by 2053. But Melbourne could be Australia’s most populated city by as early as 2030 if the country sees high end growth in coming years. The projections pitch Melbourne&rsq ....

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Valuer or Negotiator?

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

The simple task of selecting an agent to sell your home can become problematic very quickly. Whilst there will be many agents who pitch for your business, knowing which agent is the right agent won’t necessarily be a straight-forward decision. Selecting the right agent becomes all the more challenging if you don’t know how to identify a good real estate agent from one that over-promises and under-delivers. Many people will interview real estate agents and focus on two seemingly plaus ....

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The Offer

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

When to decline and when to accept. Deciding whether to accept or decline an offer can be the most challenging of times for owners. There is no rule book to follow on how to play the offer scenario when it arises. Receiving an offer is good news when selling as it means there is interest in your home. But no one wants to undersell either. It leads back to a simple question with a complicated answer – how do we extract the best price without losing the buyer? Whilst there are no certainties ....

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Why are you selling?

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your property can be daunting. When it comes to getting the highest price for your property, these are the two things that, more than any others, will optimise your chances of success. But before we get into those areas, do you mind if I ask you a personal question? Why are you selling? Now before you go thinking that this is none of my business, I put it to you that this is a critical question that you should answer before you begin the selli ....

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When Did You Last Inspect Your Investment?

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Neglected or maintained? Owning a quality investment property over a number of years can do wonders for building your wealth. As capital growth and rental returns inevitably increase, the pain of owning an investment property begins to reap the desired return for landlords. The financial pain of transactions costs and establishing the investment property are behind you. Future capital gains and increasing rental returns are fruits to be enjoyed by the landlord. Yes, an investment property can of ....

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Australia's Population Growth & Property

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

In the short term, interest rates, unemployment, supply and demand, and market confidence all affect property prices. But in the long term however, property prices are driven more by population growth and affordability. Based on conservative assumptions of population growth, Economists BIS Shrapnel estimate that Australia’s population will be around 28.3 million people by 2026. This represents about 5.7 million additional Australians living in this country within the next 14 years. A littl ....

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Your Asking Price

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Have you ever wondered what’s important when setting the asking price for your house? Only one thing really matters and that is how your house compares with similar properties which have recently sold or are competing with yours for the buyer’s interest. With the wealth of online information available via the internet today, buyers are better informed than ever before. Most of them will have done their homework long before they enquire about your property, and they will know what the ....

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Passed In- Why Failing To Sell At Auction Is Bad For Your Wealth

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

As a property seller, it is extremelydisappointing when the price interest in your home falls short of your hopes & expectations. Failing to achieve your price target will happen in one oftwo ways – private failure or public failure. Failing privately means the agent submits the current buyer’s price interest/offers on your property to you and you decline the offers. You then decide to continue looking for another buyer or you withdraw from the market. Either way, your business r ....

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What can you claim on your rental property?

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Make sure you know what deductions you’re entitled to claim as an investor . With tax time approaching, landlords need to clear about what deductions they can claim in relation to investment properties. No doubt you’ve had some expenses in relation to your property during the past financial year but they won’t necessarily all be tax deductible. Before putting in your tax return, it’s essential that you understand what you claim on your investment property and what you can ....

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