Seven keys to suburb magic

When it comes to identifying the best suburb for your search, you can drive yourself mad looking at all the available data.  We see two key issues resulting from this – people either give up and just choose anything, or they stay on the sidelines and don’t choose anything.

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Short cuts to good tradies

Finding good home improvement trades and labourers can be difficult at times. There can be times when you find yourself in a pickle needing to find someone quickly. It could be that you have been let down or you are just not as organised as you could be. Whatever the reason it can be stressful but it doesn’t need to be.

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Nine indicators of property success

No . . I’m not referring to beautiful cars, jewellery or fast men – although all those things are great.  Property success indicators are pieces of information or data that should influence your property activities.  This includes purchasing decisions, renovation and development decisions, as well as the crucial ‘hold’ or ‘sell’ choices.

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Hot suburb = Parramatta?

If you have had a chance to read our story on ‘nine indicators of property success’ and applied the indicators to suburbs across Australia, you will find Parramatta is an example of a suburb that’s so hot, it’s on fire.

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Commercial property – crazy or easy?

Are you looking for good capital returns and diversity in your investment portfolio?  Then it might be time to consider commercial property.  The changes occurring in and around our cities are unlocking deals that would make a residential investor’s heart sing.

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Housing shortage continues

Particularly in NSW.  According to analysis conducted by ANZ bank, the housing shortage in NSW will hit 100,000 next year (2017) for the first time.

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Negative gearing game

Oh what fun.  The politicians are playing the negative gearing game again.  By way of background – the Labor Party has announced one of their new policies will be to exclude existing property from negative gearing, allowing investors to claim tax deductions on new property exclusively.

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Cracking the SMSF property code

For those of you who love a good rollercoaster ride, the share market has certainly been delivering this year.  But for a growing number of investors, property is now becoming a key component of their retirement planning.

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Existing v new property = the truth

Congratulations.  You’re ready to make your property purchase.  So what’s it going to be – an existing property or will you buy new?  If it’s existing, are you organised for a renovation and do you know how to check you’re not buying a lemon? If new, are you buying off the plan, a house and land package, or just recently built?  Lucky you . .so many options.

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To duplex, or not to duplex

So . .you have heard the buzz about duplexes and how they can make a big contribution to your equity and your cashflow. But is this really true? And, if it is, where do you start?

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