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Women in Property Investing: Part 1

Women in Property Investing: Part 1

This is the first part in our series of documenting the journey of our female investor clients. As most women would agree, ...

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There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

More than 150,000 dwellings are forecast to be built across Sydney in the next four years but more than a quarter of the city's suburbs will be untouched by the development. NSW Department of Planning forecasters estimate between 132,800 and 171,200 new homes will be built in Sydney by...

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Newcastle Airport gets federal budget lift

Newcastle Airport gets federal budget lift

Large international aircraft such as Boeing 777s and Airbus 330s will be able to land in Newcastle under a plan to upgrade the regional NSW city's airport runway and other facilities. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the $66 million investment, to be announced in next week's federal ...

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Sydney and Melbourne property prices slow after record-breaking boom

Sydney and Melbourne property prices slow after record-breaking boom

Buying a house in Sydney and Melbourne is now tens of thousands of dollars more expensive than it was just a month ago but there are signs the strongest property boom in decades is slowing. Property prices increased 1.8 per cent nationally in April with every capital city and region re...

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‘Land value only’: property buyers pay up to $6m at auction just for chance to bulldoze old houses

‘Land value only’: property buyers pay up to $6m at auction just for chance to bulldoze old houses

The backyard of this Riverview house was so overgrown the selling agency discovered a pool they hadn't known was there. Sydney bidders paid up to $6 million under the hammer this weekend for houses they didn't even want. Rundown properties with scope for development got some of...

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Happy Client of Koala Invest

Happy Client of Koala Invest

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $675k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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Why buying an apartment for investment is a bad idea despite Australia's booming property market

Why buying an apartment for investment is a bad idea despite Australia's booming property market

Apartments are in oversupply in suburbs where house prices are booming Rental vacancy rates are also higher than average in suburbs near universities  Belle Property Ryde principal Phillip Allison conceded unit oversupply issue  Moody's Investors Service issue...

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Unit prices fall in many city suburbs amid house-led real estate boom

Unit prices fall in many city suburbs amid house-led real estate boom

Ian Kingsford-Smith and Berni Joseph in front of their new apartment, near Parramatta in western Sydney. Despite house prices rising at their fastest pace in 32 years, apartments in Australia's most oversupplied cities aren't getting as much love from buyers. In some areas, uni...

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Housing again at forefront of Australia's economic growth, making banks happy

Housing again at forefront of Australia's economic growth, making banks happy

There has been a shift in housing preferences in Australia post-COVID-19. Miraculous. That's how Commonwealth Bank's boss described Australia's economic recovery last week. But it was a strange word to choose. "Miraculous" can suggest a miracle has occurred, which impli...

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Another Satisfied Client

Another Satisfied Client

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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‘Not in my domain’: Commissioner powerless to help woman at centre of Sydney defects debacle

‘Not in my domain’: Commissioner powerless to help woman at centre of Sydney defects debacle

Maryam Behrouz stands to lose her life savings. A Sydney woman has been told there is nothing the NSW Building Commissioner can do to help recover her life savings after she bought into a 300-apartment tower that had alleged major defects, despite him reportedly saying an investigation...

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Trade and product shortages amid HomeBuilder Grant-induced building boom 'a perfect storm', industry experts say By Rachel McGhee

Trade and product shortages amid HomeBuilder Grant-induced building boom 'a perfect storm', industry experts say By Rachel McGhee

Australia's building sector is bearing the brunt of a "perfect storm" of events, with near-record new home approvals putting intense pressure on supply chains and sparking construction delays. December 2020 has seen 13,527 new homes approved, the Housing Industry Australia (HIA) said, ...

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‘Biggest boom ever’: Sydney suburbs where home prices could skyrocket even more

‘Biggest boom ever’: Sydney suburbs where home prices could skyrocket even more

Phil and Vanessa Machin, with daughter Chloe, bought in the red hot northern beaches market. Sydney's explosion in house prices is on track to become our biggest ever property boom, with prices set to continue rising in every city region this year. New sales analysis showed the...

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Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!!

Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home . Our client was searching for a ...

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*Happy Dual Occupancy Client*

*Happy Dual Occupancy Client*

" Koala Invest" once again put forth an exclusive option considering the prerequisite of the Client offering a dual occupancy under $500k with a block size of at least 500 m2 , providing a high rental yield of 4.9%.The client bought the full turn key fixed price package within their budget.</p...

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Buyers struggle to get hold of accurate price guides in hot Sydney market

Buyers struggle to get hold of accurate price guides in hot Sydney market

Recent buyer Melissa Steckler said price guides were "laughable" as she quickly realised she was regularly underquoted. Desperate Sydney buyers are facing the near-impossible task of finding homes they can afford as increasingly inaccurate price guides are throwing many off course in t...

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Happy SMSF Client

Happy SMSF Client

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance. Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investmen...

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Developers preparing for home buying frenzy

Developers preparing for home buying frenzy

Home sales are expected to spike in the next two weeks as first home buyers seek to get their purchases over the line before the HomeBuilder scheme ends. font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-s...

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Happy Investor

Happy Investor

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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Strong growth phase continues for house prices

Strong growth phase continues for house prices

Australian house prices rose at their fastest rate in nearly two decades in February, with 2.1 per cent growth for the month the biggest monthly change since August 2003. font-family: arial, ...

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**Happy Client **

**Happy Client **

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $600-$650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high ...

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HomeBuilder’s success has a dark side with building prices set to increase

HomeBuilder’s success has a dark side with building prices set to increase

Metricon Queensland general manager Luke Fryer, with developer Keith Johnson (right), says they are committed to fixed-price contracts and they absorb the price rises. Budding property owners are being urged to lock in the price of new builds with costs set to rise dramatically because...

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*Another Happy Client*

*Another Happy Client*

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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Sydney auctions: West Pennant Hills house sells for $2.072m

Sydney auctions: West Pennant Hills house sells for $2.072m

Auctioneer Stu Benson from Benson Auctions at the successful sale of 102 Eaton Road. A tightly-held home in the Hills District sold for almost $450,000 above reserve on Saturday in a hot auction that drew more than 30 bidders. The four-bedroom West Pennant Hills home, on the ma...

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ASX gains as JB Hi-Fi profits surge; Commonwealth Bank forecasts house price boom

ASX gains as JB Hi-Fi profits surge; Commonwealth Bank forecasts house price boom

Commonwealth Bank economists expect national dwelling prices to increase 8 per cent in 2021. Economists at Australia's biggest bank think the housing market is "on the cusp of a boom", as record low mortgage rates collide with the recovery in the jobs market. Key Points : ...

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House prices record sharpest increase since 2003, CoreLogic says

House prices record sharpest increase since 2003, CoreLogic says

CoreLogic says housing stock on the market for sale is extremely low, while buyer activity is high. Australian house prices have posted their sharpest monthly increase since August 2003, with analysts at CoreLogic saying the market is now entrenched in one of its strongest growth phase...

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How COVID has shifted investor mindset in the property hunt

How COVID has shifted investor mindset in the property hunt

Historically, investor demand for housing has been very much focused on inner-city areas of major capital cities and popular holiday destinations, such as Queensland&rsquo;s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. But the repercussions of COVID-19 and closed international borders have forced so...

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Sydney exodus drives regional property prices up and locals out of the market

Sydney exodus drives regional property prices up and locals out of the market

An influx of former Sydney residents combined with a lack of housing stock is propelling regional New South Wales property prices to record highs, while pushing locals out of the market. Key points: Regional NSW property prices rose by almost 10 per cent last year Resea...

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House prices return to record highs as COVID rally continues into 2021

House prices return to record highs as COVID rally continues into 2021

House prices are back around the record levels set in 2017, but apartments are not performing as well. A 0.9 per cent rise in house prices last month has taken Australian housing values to a record high. exceeding the peak reached in 2017. Key points: Home prices are 0....

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More Aussie house hunters looking to go 'off grid' in COVID's wake

More Aussie house hunters looking to go 'off grid' in COVID's wake

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many unexpected changes to the property market, including soaring demand for regional properties and larger homes. But perhaps even more unforeseen is a strong trend towards 'off-grid' living.&nbsp; New figures have revealed a significant incr...

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A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

LOTS FOR LOCHINVAR: Maitland City Council's Development and Environment Manager David Simm pictured last year at Gillieston Heights. Lochinvar is set to become Maitland's next boom town with the first of 5000 housing lots on public exhibition and a school and shopping precinct to come....

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* Happy Client *!!!!

* Happy Client *!!!!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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First home buyers to slow down; investors to return in 2021

After the domination of first home buyers in the 2020 property market, investors are expected to make their market comeback this year. Following the introduction of the federal government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, the pandemic further accelerated first home buyer activity acros...

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Australia's housing prices are predicted to rise by more than $160,000

Australia's housing prices are predicted to rise by more than $160,000

Australian house prices are expected to skyrocket by 16 per cent over the next two years, rising by as much as $160,000 in some capital cities. Commonwealth Bank's head of economics Gareth Aird predicted house prices will rise by 9 per cent in 2021 and 7 per cent in 2022 in an economic...

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Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Perth's rental market is becoming increasingly expensive as low vacancy rates bite. Australia's rental markets are becoming increasingly expensive again, as vacancy rates fall across the country. Perth tenants are now paying 12% more than they were 12 months ago, while Darwin h...

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"Another Happy Client" !

"Another Happy Client" !

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home . Our client was searching for a ...

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Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

The NSW government has announced that the defence and aerospace hub supporting RAAF Base Williamtown will be designated as a 'Special Activation Precinct', drawing support from industry, accelerating economic development and the creation of highly skilled jobs. The Hunter region and no...

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The house always wins: why house sales vastly outstripped unit sales over the year

The house always wins: why house sales vastly outstripped unit sales over the year

In the year to January, CoreLogic estimates that there were 459,308 properties transacted across Australia. Most of these sales were houses, rather than units. It is not unusual for house sales to make up the majority of transactions, with houses making up an average 70.2% of annual sa...

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 "Happy Client"!!!

"Happy Client"!!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $650-$700k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate.</p...

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High-flying PM channels his inner Maverick

High-flying PM channels his inner Maverick

Scott Morrison bounded into the air force base as the Top Gun theme song blared over the speakers. Little did the prime minister know his photo opportunity was on course to become a highway to the Danger Zone. Mr Morrison channelled his inner Maverick as he climbed into the coc...

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"Another Happy Client"

"Another Happy Client"

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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HomeBuilder Take Up Doubles Expectations

HomeBuilder Take Up Doubles Expectations

The HomeBuilder grant scheme is twice as popular as anticipated and is set to cost the government an expected $2 billion. The original estimate for the scheme was $680 million for 27,000 grants when the prime minister first announced the initiative in June. The latest figures r...

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Capital City House Prices Hit New Peaks

Capital City House Prices Hit New Peaks

Australian house prices hit record highs along the east coast, marking the steepest increase in four years and rounding out a year of unprecedented events and price predictions. The median house value now sits at $852,940, up 4. 1 per cent over the quarter and 5.8 per cent in the year ...

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Stockland Lodges Plans for $500m North Sydney Tower

Stockland Lodges Plans for $500m North Sydney Tower

Stockland has lodged plans for a $500 million North Sydney office tower as it banks on a post-pandemic return of workers to Sydney's second CBD. Known as 110 Walker Street, the development application consists of 75,000sq m of net lettable area on a 2,300sq m site which was previously ...

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Government Lists 9.5ha Site in Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Government Lists 9.5ha Site in Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

The Queensland government has launched a parcel of development-ready land within the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct at Southport. Development of the 9.5 hectares, marketed as "Lumina", will be a commercial cluster based within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge P...

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Home Loan Lending Strongest in Five Years

Home Loan Lending Strongest in Five Years

Demand for mortgages is starting to rise reveals the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. Up to $26.5 billion worth of housing finance commitments were made in July this year, marking the second consecutive month of increases. ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman said g...

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Another Happy Client-"Knock Down Rebuild" !!!

Another Happy Client-"Knock Down Rebuild" !!!

Glad Tidings of a brand new home in the same vicinity from a satisfied Client of "KOALA INVEST" through the "Knock down Rebuild Process". The budget of $610K for a new spacious and Contemporary home of 176 Sqm. was perfectly matched by providing appropriate drawings, materials and serv...

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"Happy Dual Occupancy Client"!

"Happy Dual Occupancy Client"!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first "Dual Occupancy" investment property. During the initial discussion,We explained the client about dual occupancy property as investment and was happy to acquire a property from us. Base...

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Client's Success Story

Client's Success Story

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high rental yield an...

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The year regional housing turned property on its head

The year regional housing turned property on its head

The pandemic that made city-dwellers flee urban environments for the relative safety and space of country living turned housing markets on their head, making regional prices grow faster than metropolitan values for the first time in near...

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Builder's collapse leaves apartment owners fearing alleged $30m defects bill

Builder's collapse leaves apartment owners fearing alleged $30m defects bill

Hundreds of Sydney apartment owners are facing an uncertain future after the collapse of a company linked to the builder of the Opal Tower, with allegations that it collectively owes them $30 million to repair seven defective builds across the city. The revelations come as another high...

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House prices rise with regional market outperforming capital cities, CoreLogic data shows

House prices rise with regional market outperforming capital cities, CoreLogic data shows

House prices in regional Australia have risen at a higher annual rate than in capital cities for the first time in more than 15 years, as COVID-19 increases people's desire to live outside the big smoke. Annual data by real estate analysts CoreLogic shows dwelling values in capital cit...

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Housing markets predicted to have a bumper year

After a crazy year, record-low borrowing costs and government efforts to stimulate the economy have set Australian housing prices up for further growth in 2021 - after every city bar Melbourne closed the year in positive territory, having already made up their losses triggered by the pandemic....

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Australia's property market 'far stronger than expected' considering the pandemic

REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee says Australia's property market has been "far stronger than expected," this year considering the COVID-19 pandemic. "When the first lockdown hit in March, I certainly don't think anyone though that there would be pretty much no price decline i...

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Success story of a young investor !!

Success story of a young investor !!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. During the initial discussion , Koala team explained the benefits of positive geared and high cash flow investment properties to the client.And they understood that this kind of pro...

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Why now might be the time to invest in the property market

Why now might be the time to invest in the property market

A shortage of rental accommodation, multiple applications per property and rising rents are proof that Australia's rental market is undersupplied, with predictions the country could soon see the "biggest rent increases in living memory". Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley sa...

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What happened to the property price crash that was predicted but never came?

What happened to the property price crash that was predicted but never came?

At the height of the pandemic, major banking economists sounded the alarm. They warned the coronavirus-induced recession could shave hundreds of thousands of dollars off the value of Sydney and Melbourne homes. But as the worst of the national COVID-19 restrictions passed, property pri...

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Buyers Turn to Outskirts of Byron Bay for Lifestyle in Line With a Post-Covid World

Buyers Turn to Outskirts of Byron Bay for Lifestyle in Line With a Post-Covid World

As the famed coastal hotspot is overrun with new interest--and sky-high prices--wealthy buyers are looking elsewhere BY MICHELLE SINGER As Australia's wealthy descend upon the coastal lifestyle hotspot of Byron Bay, helping house prices rise to record levels, the hunt is on to ...

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Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

With first-home buyers and upgraders dominating the market, the quiet pick up in investor activity is going largely unnoticed. The most recent home lending data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that in September 2020 there was $5.3 billion in new lending to investor...

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HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended beyond 2020

A further 15,000 homes are expected to be constructed or majorly rebuilt after the federal government revealed a three-month extension to its HomeBuilder scheme. HomeBuilder was initially brought in as a COVID-19 stimulus measure to drive demand in the construction sector and support j...

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How the Australian property market avoided a crash in 2020

Australia headed to its first recession in over 28 years, but no drastic decline was seen in the housing market. Here's how the property market managed to handle the downturn. 2020 has seen devastation across a number of sectors, with wages down by 4.3 per cent and payroll jobs decreas...

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Canberra now Australia’s second most expensive property market

Canberra is now Australia's second most expensive property market, overtaking Melbourne. New data from property research firm CoreLogic shows Canberra now carries a median value of $672,866, overtaking Melbourne which sits at a close $672,172. Sydney remains the most expensive ...

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Happy Young Investor !!

Happy Young Investor !!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. During the initial discussion , Koala team explained the benefits of positive geared and high cash flow investment properties to the client.And they understood that this kind of pro...

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Federal Government extends HomeBuilder program for another three months but at a lower rate

Federal Government extends HomeBuilder program for another three months but at a lower rate

Property price caps have been lifted and the amount of time given to start construction extended. A Federal Government program offering cash grants for housing construction projects has been extended, but at a lower amount. The HomeBuilder scheme currently provides $25,000 gran...

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Low cost of debt ‘firing up’ house prices in capital cities

Houses are rising in price again in most capital cities and although the rental market remains weak there are some surprising increases in value. REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee told Sky News 80 per cent of suburbs across Australia have seen prices soar. "Sydney is st...

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NSW to phase out stamp duty as state announces record deficit

NSW to phase out stamp duty as state announces record deficit

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will undertake the state&rsquo;s biggest tax reform in decades with stamp duty to be phased out to boost the economy as NSW records a historic $16 billion budget deficit. In his fourth budget, handed down on Tuesday, Mr Perrottet said replacing stamp duty wi...

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Another dual occupancy happy client !!!

Another dual occupancy happy client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $600-$650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high ...

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Housing sentiment bounces back to pre-COVID-19 levels

Housing sentiment has almost rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, with home owners less worried about the state of the property market, says the ME Quarterly Property Sentiment Report. font-family: arial, helveti...

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House prices predicted to soar after RBA’s historic cut

House prices predicted to soar after RBA’s historic cut

The Reserve Bank's cash rate cut to 0.1 per cent will have ripple effects for Australia's property prices, as well as mortgages and personal savings, all which move according to the national interest rate. Historically, when interest rates have been slashed, house prices tend to push u...

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South Australia to see ‘mini property boom’: Land Services SA

After the property market has witnessed a lull in activity as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, South Australia is expected to experience a &ldquo;mini property boom&rdquo;, aided by the federal and state government support for new homes. The government&rsquo;s support for new homes c...

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Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

The Lower Hunter's population is forecast to boom in the next two decades with Cessnock and Maitland tipped to be among the fastest growing areas in the state. Department of Planning population projections show an extra 131,500 people will live in the Hunter Region by 2041, an average ...

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Regional hotspots where house prices have surged

Regional hotspots where house prices have surged

Many of Australia's regional towns have proven resilient to the pandemic with house prices rising despite the disruption, even as the country's two largest housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne suffered. fon...

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Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter's "catalyst areas" in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections between Green Hills shopping centre and new hospital site. The plan is one of a raft of initiatives contained in docu...

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Sales of new homes increase since same time last year

Sales of new homes increase since same time last year

"The full impact of HomeBuilder is now evident in the HIA's New Home Sales Report with sales now 11.8 per cent higher in the seven months since restrictions came into effect than at the same time last year," commented HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon. The HIA New Home Sales report - a ...

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Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco is to develop a $60 million warehouse and fuel station project in Lake Macquarie City in New South Wales' Hunter Valley region. Occupying a 14,000sqm site, part of the former Pasminco mining company's land, the development will be Costco's fourth warehouse in the state. The proj...

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Plans for new $780 million John Hunter Hospital building unveiled

The concept design for the new, seven-storey Acute Services Building for John Hunter and John Hunter's children's hospitals has been unveiled, marking a milestone for the NSW Governments $780 million health precinct. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the John Hunter Health and Innovation...

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Another Happy Client !!!

Another Happy Client !!!

Koala invest has assisted two young investors with their First investment property. The clients, who are friends, were looking at various options to invest jointly. We understood their requirements and suggested to invest in an off the plan dual occupancy property by explaining them th...

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The Sydney suburb that's SINKING: Mayor issues chilling warning that 841 homes - worth $605million - are at risk of collapse or serious damage

Properties suffered sunken driveways, cracked brickwork and damaged roads The council have extended the number of homes with warnings from 195 to 841 Building group Lendlease is 'disappointed' by the council's 'premature response' Sinking ground reclaimed from a swamp i...

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Energy Renaissance names Hunter region for Australia’s first battery “gigafactory”

The New South Wales Hunter region has been named as the preferred location for what is likely to be Australia's first gigawatt-scale lithium-ion battery manufacturing operation, right in the middle of the state's coal and gas heartland. Energy Renaissance said on Tuesday that it would ...

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$6 million cancer centre slated for Maitland

$6 million cancer centre slated for Maitland

Cancer patients in Maitland will soon no-longer have to make the exhausting trip to Newcastle for treatment. Construction on a new $6 million cancer centre, which wi...

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Sydney’s newest urban master-planned community, Wilton Greens, has secured 105 land sales valued at $30.8 million.

Sydney’s newest urban master-planned community, Wilton Greens, has secured 105 land sales valued at $30.8 million.

Developed by Risland Australia, the sales occurred within three weeks of the project's launch, making it one of the fastest selling in New South Wales. Located within Sydney's south west growth corridor in the Wollondilly area, the Wilton Greens will comprise 3,600 land parcels spannin...

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Federal Government to pledge $560 million towards the construction of the Singleton Bypass

Federal Government to pledge $560 million towards the construction of the Singleton Bypass

AFTER years of talk, the Federal Government will finally commit $560 million towards the development of the Singleton Bypass at Tuesday's budget. Given the project's estimated cost of around $700 million, only another $45m would be required by the state government, who have already spe...

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Government extends first home buyer support in hope of driving new construction

Government extends first home buyer support in hope of driving new construction

The Federal Government will add an additional 10,000 places to a scheme designed to make it easier for first home buyers to purchase a house with a small deposit. The First Home Loan Deposit scheme allows people to purchase property with a deposit of five per cent, with the Government ...

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Home listings point to rising confidence, activity

Real estate markets across the country, with the exception of Melbourne, are returning to the normal pattern of spring selling seasons, as new home listings increase and older homes are snapped up by buyers returning to the market.</span...

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)

Overview 3 October 2020: The Australian Government has announced an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme places will be provided from 6 October 2020 to support the purchase of a new home or a newly built home. More information will be available on the NHFIC website from Tue...

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Happy Client -!!

Happy Client -!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the mile stone of acquiring their first family home. Our client wanted to buy their first home and had certain requirements: total budget of under $700,000.They wanted property which is close to school, shopping, public transport as w...

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Thousands of jobs for regional NSW through $3 billion jobs and infrastructure fund

The NSW Government can today reveal it has allocated another $400m of its $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to regional projects. Last week, the government announced $2.4 billion in funding, which included $1.4 billion in accelerated funding for regional projects. Th...

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Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport

Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport

A billionaire family's windfall gain from the sale of land next to Western Sydney Airport has been described as the "tip of the iceberg" for the surrounding area, sparking calls for changes to ensure a far greater slice ...

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Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

The Reserve Bank says with interest rates to remain lower for longer, all levels of government can borrow for job-creating projects. f...

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Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19

Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19

28-year-old real estate &ldquo;whizzkid&rdquo; Eddie Dilleen who has been buying up a storm across Brisbane when the rest of the country was in COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured at one of his prope...

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Even in the midst of a recession the Australian housing market continues along its merry way

Even in the midst of a recession the Australian housing market continues along its merry way

The main reason for this is the incredibly cheap mortgage rates currently available font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-si...

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House prices will boom again next year, according to Westpac, making Australia's cities less affordable. Here's how each capital is predicted to fare.

House prices will boom again next year, according to Westpac, making Australia's cities less affordable. Here's how each capital is predicted to fare.

Westpac has updated its property forecasts, expecting a serious boom in the coming years. <span style...

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Construction begins on $22m Corrimal housing project, a collaboration between Housing Trust and Traders in Purple

Construction begins on $22m Corrimal housing project, a collaboration between Housing Trust and Traders in Purple

A leading Illawarra community housing provider's latest project represents one of the largest purchases made in the organisation's 37-year history. ...

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Westpac Predicts House Price Surge

Westpac Predicts House Price Surge

Westpac is the latest bank to upgrade its short-term home price targets, citing record low interest rates, ongoing regulator support and a steadying economy for its more positive outlook. The bank says residential property prices are now expected to experience a 5 per cent correction t...

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Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

The shift in interest to the regions is one of the more fascinating (and positive) trends to come out of COVID-19 &ndash; and the high level of interest in regional Australia is now f...

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NSW Central Coast cafe owner says JobSeeker forcing closure ahead of bumper tourism season

NSW Central Coast cafe owner says JobSeeker forcing closure ahead of bumper tourism season

The New South Wales Central Coast is expected to boom this summer, with holidaymakers opting for a beachside getaway amid ongoing pandemic travel restrictions. But the future is not so bright for a well-established caf&eacute; in the coastal village of Avoca Beach, which has been force...

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Depreciation still the second highest deduction for property investors

Revealed by latest ATO investment property statistics Depreciation remains the second highest deduction for property investors after interest repayments, according to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). ATO investment property statistics recently released from financial year ...

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Major housing and recreation redevelopment at Doyalson planned

Major housing and recreation redevelopment at Doyalson planned

Doylo Lifestyle Group has passed its first hurdle for a major housing and recreation redevelopment to be staged over 20 years on 45ha at Doyalson. At its April 27 meeting, Central Coast Council voted unanimously to rezone land for low density housing and to forward a proposal to the NS...

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Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Looking at the Local Government Areas that are seeing the strongest growth over the past three months, it is overwhelmingly dominated by regional areas. Most of these are l...

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Refinancing boom lifts investor lending

New loans for residential investments rebounded 15.2 per cent in the three months to June over the previous quarter as investors refinanced to new lenders, taking advantage of record low interest rates. During the past 12 months to June, new mortgages taken out for investment purposes ...

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Regional vacancies tighten as tenants flee CBDs

Residential vacancies in outer suburbs and regional areas fell sharply in July, while CBD apartments sat empty as professionals who could work remotely abandoned their city flats in favour of...

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New housing code fast tracks development and packs in more people

New housing code fast tracks development and packs in more people

A new housing code, which allows dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses to be fast-tracked as complying development, now applies in all council areas....

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‘Licking their lips’: Who is still buying property in Australia’s recession?

‘Licking their lips’: Who is still buying property in Australia’s recession?

The Australian property market has taken a battering amid the COVID-19 pandemic with prices falling or stagnant in most cities, but white-collar workers, doctors and busy tradespeople have st...

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Construction of new Sydney airport terminal due to start next year

Construction of new Sydney airport terminal due to start next year

Construction of a passenger terminal at Sydney's new $5.3 billion international airport is expected to start by the end of next year after several large contractors were shortlisted for the w...

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Shire gains major concession in new code governing dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses

Shire gains major concession in new code governing dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses

Sutherland Shire has gained a late, major concession in the application of a new state-wide housing code. Planning Minister Rob Sto...

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The NSW regions set to boom due to influx of Sydney residents

The NSW regions set to boom due to influx of Sydney residents

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of Sydneysiders moving to regional NSW and the exodus from the big smoke is expected to drive up property values in key towns once the pandemic blows over.</s...

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Insane demand from city buyers is shaking up regional markets

Insane demand from city buyers is shaking up regional markets

For Kiia Liind and Michael Canty, COVID-19 was the push they needed to get out of the city for good. <span style...

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Charter Hall plots research hub in Sydney's south-west

Charter Hall is laying the foundations for an emerging health and medical research hub in Sydney's south-west as it kicks off the first stage of a joint $350 million project with Western Sydn...

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Housing pipeline swells in July as confidence returns

The housing pipeline picked up in July as new home approvals jumped more than expected. There was a surge in detached dwellings and apartments as improving consumer sentiment made the monthly...

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Household savings climb as Aussies hunker down for recession

Households are using the pandemic year to build their nest eggs and gird against recession, with savings and investments trending higher since the start of 2020. te...

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House prices: Why the home of federal Parliament is bucking the national trend

House prices: Why the home of federal Parliament is bucking the national trend

Australia&rsquo;s property market is on the slide as the coronavirus weighs on buyers&rsquo; confidence, but one market has defied expectations and emerged as the &ldquo;clear winner&rdquo; a...

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Another Happy Client !!!

Another Happy Client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in acquiring the perfect investment property. Our client wanted to buy a property with high rental income and rental yield and had ...

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New national park opens with aim to protect koalas 'for future generations'

New national park opens with aim to protect koalas 'for future generations'

Important koala habitat will be protected for future generations with the creation of Guula Ngurra National Park. Premier Gladys Be...

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Winarch Capital's Morisset development gets approval

Winarch Capital's Morisset development gets approval

Lake Macquarie Council has approved Winarch Capital's $235 million redevelopment of the 90 hectare Morisset Golf Course, allowing the developer to subdivide and sell part of the site to Ingenia Communities. ...

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Sales of over $3.5 Million just closed!

Sales of over $3.5 Million just closed!

We believe that good work should always be celebrated. Our team has been working hard to ensure that both our homeowner and investor clients get the best value for their money and their efforts have borne fruit. ...

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Developer, builders need more time as housing demand surges

Developer, builders need more time as housing demand surges

A combination of federal and state housing stimulus drove a huge rise in new home sales in Perth in June and July, according to figures provided by developer Satterley Property Group. font-fa...

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Boy, aged just 8, becomes one of Australia's youngest property investors as he purchases his first home for $970,000

An eight-year-old boy has bought his first home after outbidding other shoppers at a Sydney auction. M...

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Coal projects fast-tracked…

Coal projects fast-tracked…

Proposed changes at Chain Valley Colliery, Mannering Colliery and Vales Point Power Station have been fast tracked by the NSW Government to inject $65M into the economy and boost employment by 170 jobs. <s...

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Construction industry calls for HomeBuilder extension to prevent 'calamitous' economic slump

Construction industry calls for HomeBuilder extension to prevent 'calamitous' economic slump

Master Builders Australia wants the federal government to extend the HomeBuilders stimulus program for a year, at an estimated cost of $1.3 billion. tex...

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Gold Coast property in demand from southern state buyers despite the closed border

Gold Coast property in demand from southern state buyers despite the closed border

Queensland&rsquo;s border may be closed to NSW, Victoria and ACT but that&rsquo;s proving no obstacle for property hunters from the southern states, with reports of a surge in buyers snapping up homes sight unseen.</span...

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Gold Coast Airport Rail Plans Pick Up Steam

Gold Coast Airport Rail Plans Pick Up Steam

Plans are picking up steam to connect the Gold Coast light rail to the airport and create ...

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Oran Park Tavern gets the green light

Oran Park Tavern gets the green light

A rooftop cocktail bar, a gold class cinema and a high-end steakhouse are just some of the features listed in plans for the regio...

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Ripley Rail Line a Crucial Link in Region’s Infrastructure Chain

Ripley Rail Line a Crucial Link in Region’s Infrastructure Chain

Connectivity is key to transforming the Ripley region over the next decade, with Ripley ...

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Why Have Capital Cities Performed Differently Amid Covid-19?

Why Have Capital Cities Performed Differently Amid Covid-19?

Not every Australian ho...

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Canberra: Australia’s Strongest Real Estate Economy is a Market Ripe for Investment

Canberra: Australia’s Strongest Real Estate Economy is a Market Ripe for Investment

Bucking the nationwide trend of falling capital city house prices, Canber...

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"Regional suburbs witnessing low vacancies while capital cities struggle to find tenants"

"Regional suburbs witnessing low vacancies while capital cities struggle to find tenants"

Residential vacancies in outer suburbs and regiona...

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Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Two generations of a Caringbah South family joined forces to beat stiff competition at auction for their neighbour&rsquo;s house with water views. The family paid $1.897m for the&nbsp; r...

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Sydney market prepares for big Spring as 6000 properties hit market in past month

Sydney market prepares for big Spring as 6000 properties hit market in past month

The Sydney residential market looks set to kick off spring with a bumper number of offerings. Over the past month 6000 new listings have hit the Sydney market, which is up 27 per cent on the same period last year. These early bird offerings have taken the total Sydney listings to aroun...

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Sydney apartment buyers pay 68pc premium

People in Sydney pay 68 per cent more for apartments than they cost to build, a gap the Reserve Bank says indicates a shortage of properties. RBA staffers Keaton Jenner and Peter Tulip said planning restrictions have created the shortage which is most acute in the eastern suburbs, Leic...

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All the grants, schemes and incentives available for first-home buyers around the country

All the grants, schemes and incentives available for first-home buyers around the country

If first-time home buyers manage to navigate their way through all the options, conditions and qualifications for assistance with buying their first home, then they&rsquo;ve earnt every cent. In some states you have to buy a brand-new home, in others it can be newly renovated or less t...

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In the race to house Canberra's booming population, some are unsure about the bush capital's development

In the race to house Canberra's booming population, some are unsure about the bush capital's development

Over the next two decades, Canberra will need to build 100,000 new homes &mdash; approximately 12 per day &mdash; to accommodate the city's booming population. The ACT is expected to welcome an additional 170,000 people in just over 20 years. But where and how those people are housed w...

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Regional property price growth is triple that of capital city markets

Regional property price growth is triple that of capital city markets

Regional property markets have significantly outperformed city markets on average over the past year and new research indicates median prices in regional areas across the country were up by an average of 3.4 per cent fo...

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Increasing real interest rates, Victorian lockdown make RBA decision tougher

Increasing real interest rates and Victoria's stage-four lockdown will force the Reserve Bank to re-examine policy settings and its forecasts for the national economy amid growing evidence the jobs market has deteriorated in the past fortnight. The RBA board is expected to hold officia...

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Coronation Makes $293m Build-To-Rent Plans

Coronation Property are moving forward with plans to build 790 build-to-rent apartments in western Sydney&rsquo;s Merrylands at an estimated cost of $293 million. font-family: Roboto-Slab, sans-serif; font-size: 16px...

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Modern duplexes prove popular with young families

Modern duplexes prove popular with young families

These Ermington duplexes have been snapped up by out-of-area buyers. HOUSE hunters are flocking to a western Sydney suburb to choose from its selection of modern duplexes &mdash; many of which are the size of a typical stand-alone home. Two young families will so...

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Home loan war heats up with rates under 2 per cent

A new front in the home loan interest rate war has broken out, with variable interest rates falling below 2 per cent for the first time. font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-...

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NSW to cut land tax for 20 years in ambitious build-to-rent scheme

The Berejiklian government will cut land tax for the next 20 years for new build-to-rent housing projects in an Australian-first designed to give renters longer-term leases. NSW will give a 50 per cent discount on land tax to developers who invest in build-to-rent schemes, which are de...

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How hopeful home buyers are making the most of the current climate

How hopeful home buyers are making the most of the current climate

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt property markets across the country, none more so than in Victoria, industry experts are reporting a wave of activity from first-home buyers spurred on by increased government support. &ldquo;First-home buyers are out in force,&rdquo; sa...

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Sydney suburbs seeing double-digit price growth: REA's Nerida Conisbee

Sydney suburbs seeing double-digit price growth: REA's Nerida Conisbee

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NSW government announces changes to stamp duty threshold; boost for first homebuyers

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Big boost for first home buyers and construction industry as stamp duty slashed

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for prop...

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Oran Park Tavern one step closer to approval

Oran Park Tavern one step closer to approval

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Stamp duty paused for NSW first home buyers to boost construction

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Melbourne house prices drop 3.5 per cent to median $881,000 in June quarter amid COVID-19 crisis, the sharpest fall in Australia

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Build-to-rent on the cusp of exponential growth

Build-to-rent on the cusp of exponential growth

The build-to-rent sector is on the cusp of exponential growth after the deve...

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The best places to buy a property in Sydney for less than $700k

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The 13 NSW projects set to inject more than $4 billion into the economy

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Regional property markets to benefit from COVID decentralisation

Eliza Owen, Head of Research Australia at CoreLogic, has penned research arguing that Australia&rsquo;s regional property markets could stand to benefit from COVID-19 as working...

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Lender slashes LMI costs for FHBs

A major bank-owned lender has...

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Forget Cities, the Post-Covid Push Towards Towns

Forget Cities, the Post-Covid Push Towards Towns

Changes in high-density cities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could prompt a shift in housing demand towards smaller towns and sub...

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Western Sydney Aerotropolis: Australia’s Next CBD Takes Shape

Western Sydney Aerotropolis: Australia’s Next CBD Takes Shape

The Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a multi-billion-dollar development to complement the upcomin...

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St George drops mortgage insurance to $1

St George drops mortgage insurance to $1

Westpac-owned St George Bank has slashed its lenders mortgage insurance (LMI...

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One in 10 off-the-plan apartment buyers lost their deposits in June quarter

One in 10 off-the-plan apartment buyers lost their deposits in June quarter

One in 10 off-the-plan apartment buyers have lost their&nbsp;deposits in the la...

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HomeBuilder scheme may be exploited by dodgy builders experts warn

Unscrupulous builders may take advantage of the Federal Government&rsquo;s newl...

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Land sales soar as buyers rush to get HomeBuilder grant

Land sales soar as buyers rush to get HomeBuilder grant

First-home buyers are "vacuuming up" available titled land, even blocks that have been sitting on the market for more than two years, in a rush to get the&nbsp;HomeBuilder&nbsp;gra...

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Millennials Making Big Move To Regions

Regional Australia attracted more people than it lost to capital cities during the last census, reveals a new report, which also found Sydney lost more millennials to the regions than it gained between 2011 and 2016. Regional Australia Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Big Movers&rdquo; report ...

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NSW Fast-Tracks $4.7bn in New Approvals

NSW Fast-Tracks $4.7bn in New Approvals

A $1.2 billion over-station development at the future Victoria Cross metro station in North Sydney has topped the latest list of projects to be fast-tr...

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Proportion of first-home buyers in the market hits a decade high

Proportion of first-home buyers in the market hits a decade high

Millennials are leading Australia&rsquo;s house hunting charge as real estate agents across the capitals report a surge in first-home buyers looking to make lemonade from COVID-19 lemons. While investors steer clear of the market and mature property owners resist the...

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Sydney to become home to world's tallest 'hybrid timber' tower

Atlassian plans to build the world's tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters next to Central Station, reshaping the skyline at the southern end of Sydney's CBD. The 40-storey building will become the centrepiece of the state government-planned tech hub, which will eventual...

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Buyer demand is growing - what’s happening in the housing market?

Any discussions about the Australian property market lately have been pulled in different directions by opposing opinions and forecasts. Key Takeaways: The Australian housing market has remained resilient to material correction Serious buyer ac...

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Overseas property investors are looking to Australia, but is now a good time to buy?

Overseas property investors are looking to Australia, but is now a good time to buy?

Australia's property sector has dipped slightly during the corona virus crisis but first-home buyers are still likely to struggle to crack the market. As the coronavirus pandemic brings huge chunks of the Australian economy to a grinding halt, the real estate market looks to have weath...

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'Free money': Real estate agents flooded with calls about HomeBuilder grant

'Free money': Real estate agents flooded with calls about HomeBuilder grant

Real estate agents in outer suburbs have been flooded with calls about the Morrison government's HomeBuilder grant for new homes and renovations, but major industry groups warn many people will fail to qualify unless the scheme is expan...

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Land sales skyrocket as buyers pounce on HomeBuilder grants

The chance to build a brand-new home for a bargain has lured thousands of Aussie buyers into the market as developers across the nation report skyrocketing sales and inquiries mere days after the launch of the federal government&rsquo;s new HomeBuilder scheme. Despit...

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Cross River Rail: Everything You Need to Know

Construction on Queensland's biggest infrastructure project, the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail is quickly taking shape. When realised, the Queensland government-led project will comprise a 10.2 kilometre rail line which will run from Dutton Park in Brisbane's southern suburbs to Bowen ...

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Families with a combined income of less than $200,000 are the big winners in home grants scheme

Families with a combined income of less than $200,000 are the big winners in home grants scheme

Families with a combined taxable income of less than $200,000 are the big winners under Scott Morrison&rsquo;s new homebuyers&rsquo; scheme which will ban millionaires from claiming the &ldquo;free&rdquo; cash. News.com.au has confirmed ...

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Construction to begin on $11 billion Western Sydney airport metro line

Construction will begin this year on a metro line linking the new Western Sydney airport and St Marys railway station, after a $5.25 billion injection from the Federal Government announced today. Two new metro stations will also be ...

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How the Fonzie Flat is changing the face of Australian property and easing our affordability crisis

How the Fonzie Flat is changing the face of Australian property and easing our affordability crisis

The Fonz &mdash; aka Fonzie, aka Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli &mdash; remains the epitome of TV cool, more than 30 years after the hit American sitcom&nbsp;Happy Days&nbsp;wrapped up. Bu...

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Covid Conditions Ripe for Build-to-Rent

At a time when Australia is looking to construction as a way to help the economy rebound as quickly as possible, build-to-rent is becoming an increasingly strong option. Build-to-rent developments, designed for renting professionally managed apartments on a long-term basis, are now ser...

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New home buyers to get cash grants! (Minimum, $20,000)

New home buyers to get cash grants! (Minimum, $20,000)

Buyers of newly constructed homes &ndash; whether homeowners or first home buyers &ndash; will be offered grants of at least $20,000 to help shield the building industry from the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown. The federal government is poised to announce the scheme this week, s...

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Developer Secures Approval for $133m Central Coast Tower

Developer Secures Approval for $133m Central Coast Tower

Developer JMGM has won approval for a mixed-use residential building in Gosford on the New South Wales&rsquo; Central Coast. The developer&rsqu...

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Construction to Start on Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Construction to Start on Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Up to 3300 new homes will be built in Sydney&rsquo;s north west after the New South Wales government green-lit concept plans for Ivanhoe Estate in Macquarie Park as one it "shovel ready" projects. Frasers Property Australia and community housing provider Mission Australia Housing are b...

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Ripley Town Centre Sets New Benchmark

Ripley Town Centre Sets New Benchmark

Master developer and home builder Sekisui House Australia is challenging traditional conventions of masterplanned communities following the successful launch of the&nbsp;$1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre&nbsp;in June last year. Almost one year on, Sekisui House Australia continues to mak...

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Property Council Proposal to Govt: $50,000 cheque to new home buyers, abolition of stamp duty and more!

Property Council Proposal to Govt: $50,000 cheque to new home buyers, abolition of stamp duty and more!

Buyers of freshly built homes would get a $50,000 cheque from the Morrison government under a $2.5 billion plan from the Property Council to kickstart the economy amid Reserve Bank warnings the housing sector faces an extended period of pain. The council also wants the abolition of sta...

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House listings on the rise as confidence lifts

Listings are set to rise significantly over coming weeks as more vendors make plans to put their homes on sale, in&nbsp;an early sign of recovering housing confidence. CoreLogic's data showed pre-listing activity &ndash; measured by the amount of comparable market analysis (CMA) report...

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Teacher with 16 homes says opportunity is being missed during COVID-19 crisis

Teacher with 16 homes says opportunity is being missed during COVID-19 crisis

A former music teacher who started a $12 million real estate empire while working as a low-paid freelancer claims home seekers could be missing a rare opportunity during the COVID-19 crisis. Sydneysider Lloyd Edge, 45, currently owns 16 properties, bought using a mix of cunning tactics...

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Construction Industry Calls for Further Stimulus, Relief

New government stimulus measures to kick-start building activity have been called for, as the construction sector continues to&nbsp;navigate&nbsp;complexities amid the coronavirus pandemic. While projects that commenced prior to the onset of Covid-19 are providing short term work, Mast...

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Brisbane’s Top 15 Major Projects 2020

Brisbane is officially under construction. Everywhere you look, there is a major construction site underway. A city of 2.5 million, a region of 3.6 million, the city is undergoing monumental change, with 2020 welcoming the start of many new major projects about to come online. The vide...

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Houses now more popular than units with property investors, research finds

Houses now more popular than units with property investors, research finds

Houses have become more popular with Australian property investors than units, new research shows, a trend that could become more prominent post-COVID-19. New properties have also become the investment of choice, the 1000 Assets Study by MCG Quantity Surveyors shows. The study assessed...

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Coronavirus Australia: WA, NT, ACT economies may fare better post-COVID-19

The economic news is grim with warnings of 10 per cent unemployment in the June quarter, weak economic growth and a fall in property prices as Australia navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic. Major banks are expecting billions of dollars in d...

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Impact on Property ‘Unclear’ as Unemployment Rate Hits 10pc

Unemployment is expected to rise to its highest rate in almost thirty years, with new figures forecasting the rate to increase from 5.1 per cent to 10 ...

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NSW Kick-Starts Economy With $7.5bn Project List

NSW Kick-Starts Economy With $7.5bn Project List

The NSW government has unveiled the first tranche of "shovel-ready" projects it says will kick start the state's lethargic construction pipeline in the wake of Covid-19. The 24 projects include Malcolm Turnbull&rsquo;s pet project Snowy Hydro 2.0&mdash;a $4.6 billion injection&mdash;al...

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An additional primary school to be built at Warnervale

The new school, initially for 460 students, will be built at 75 Warnervale Rd and will supplement the existing primary school on the corner of Minnesota Rd at 179 Warnervale Rd. The school population will increase in stages to a total 1,000. There will be community consultation before ...

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Alex Avenue new primary school

We are building a new school in Schofields to support the growing community.&nbsp; The new school will accommodate 500 students and allow growth in the future for 1,000 students. The benefits Flexible tea...

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NSW Government to announce $440 million coronavirus rental assistance with moratorium on forced evictions

The State Government has announced $440 million in relief for renters and landlords affected by Government-enforced COVID-19 restrictions. Half of that money has been allocated to residential renters &mdash; a group that had not yet received financia...

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Developer levies under review in bid to boost housing supply, economy

Developer levies under review in bid to boost housing supply, economy

Developer contributions and levies will be the subject of a sweeping review as the Berejiklian government steps up attempts to boost Sydney's housing supply and local infrastructure in the face of a severe hit to the state's economy from the coronavirus pandemic. The government has app...

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Off-the-plan apartments fall in value leaving buyers short-changed as COVID-19 hits

Buyers of off-the-plan apartments are beginning to bear the brunt of the COVID-19-led economic downturn with some struggling to settle on properties bought at the height of the market. According to a range of industry sources, some are now scrambling to secure financ...

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Why property prices will shoot up after the pandemic

Why property prices will shoot up after the pandemic

Property price growth is expected to skyrocket following the coronavirus crisis, if past economic recoveries are anything to go by. Experts are forecasting house values to shoot up at the end of the pandemic, which is consistent with what tends to happen after economic shocks. <di...

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A COVID-19 mortgage deferral won’t affect your credit rating

Any Australian who is granted a six month deferral on loan repayments on their mortgage or other credit products, such as a credit card, will not have their credit rating affected as a result of that deferral, provided they were up to date with repayments prior to COVID-19. &nbsp;</p...

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Home sellers in parts of Sydney netted profits of more than $600,000

Homeowners were reselling their properties for more than $600,000 above the prices they paid for them in pockets of Sydney before coronavirus hit. An analysis of sales recorded over the December quarter showed about 92 per cent of Sydney vendors made a profit on their resales, but the ...

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Developers report a rise in new home inquiries amid coronavirus restrictions

Developers report a rise in new home inquiries amid coronavirus restrictions

Isolation has put property at the front of people&rsquo;s minds with developers reporting a rising rate of new home inquiries. Home buyers are making virtual inspections of new homes and visiting property websites in increased numbers, despite the limitations imposed...

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Buying property in the Coronavirus times

Buying property in the Coronavirus times

Few of us will be buying or selling property in coming weeks, given the practical challenges and the need for caution. ...

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Go-ahead given for medium-density homes

Go-ahead given for medium-density homes

There will be no further delays to the introduction of a code that will make it easier for landowners and developers to build terraces and other medium-density homes, NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes says. Despite the medium-density housing code coming into force ...

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Coronavirus And The Australian Property Market

Coronavirus And The Australian Property Market

Amid the spread of coronavirus, the past few weeks have seen increased expectations of an Australian recession, a slowdown in business activity and trillions of dollars wiped off global share markets. It has many asking what the impact of the coronavirus would be on Australian residential prop...

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Why now is the right time to buy a house

Why now is the right time to buy a house

with global stock markets swinging wildly from one extreme to the other as the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread, investors are feeling cold feet. canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--...

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How Canberra has become Australia’s new property unicorn

How Canberra has become Australia’s new property unicorn

Our nation&rsquo;s capital might have a reputation for its umpteen roundabouts and bland politicians, but Canberra is shaping up to be a rare real estate beast that is proving profitable both in the long and short term. &ldquo;It can be very attractive for investors who are looking at ...

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Bye-bye Kembla Grange? The three Illawarra suburbs set for a name change

Bye-bye Kembla Grange? The three Illawarra suburbs set for a name change

Kembla Grange will be split in half and renamed under a new Wollongong City Council proposal to create six new suburbs in West Dapto. Huntley and Avondale will also need to be ...

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How this 27-year-old built a $60m commercial property empire

How this 27-year-old built a $60m commercial property empire

Oscar Ledlin went from washing dishes in a Thai restaurant at the age of 14, to pushing barrows of concrete at 18, to building a multimillion-dollar commercial construction company by 21. &ldquo;I wanted to have a $50 million development portfolio before retirement,&rd...

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RBA cuts rates to new record low to shield economy from coronavirus fallout

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut official interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to a fresh record low of 0.5 per cent as it attempts to protect the Australian economy from the financial fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Westpac was the first of the major banks to re...

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How much will property prices increase in Sydney this year? By a lot, new forecast says

How much will property prices increase in Sydney this year? By a lot, new forecast says

Sydney is set for a fresh property boom, with both house and apartment prices predicted to skyrocket, passing the 2017 peak and chalking up record prices by the e...

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Revival of $315m West Dapto health precinct after years of inactivity

Revival of $315m West Dapto health precinct after years of inactivity

It&rsquo;s been a decade in the planning, but so far the West Dapto&nbsp;field which was to become &ldquo;the biggest private hospital and health precinct in NSW&rdquo; remains a dusty construction site. <div c...

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Happy Client !!!

Happy Client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the mile stone of acquiring their first family home. Our client wanted to buy a home for themselves and had certain requirements: total budget of under $750,000, minimum block size of 300 sq. meters with a minimum 12 m of frontage and...

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Another client success story!

Another client success story!

Koala Invest has helped another client in acquiring the perfect investment property. Our client wanted to buy a property with high rental income and rental yield and had certain other requirements: total investment of under $650,000 and minimum block size of 500 sq. meters. Based...

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'Real pain': Hobart housing bubble set to burst in 2020

Property valuer Anna Porter has taken a contrarian view on&nbsp;Hobart, tipping the Tasmanian capital's housing bubble to burst in 2020. "Tasmania will be the market to really feel the pain for 2020," said Ms Porter in an ou...

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Average home prices will hit $7 million by 2030 in some Sydney regions if growth trends continue

Average home prices will hit $7 million by 2030 in some Sydney regions if growth trends continue

Sydney real estate may cost an arm and a leg now but it will be a steal compared to the prices future generations will pay. Economic modelling has revealed home buyers could be paying prices of up to $7.5 million, on average, in some city council areas by the end of 2030 &ndash; double...

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Alex Frino on Illawarra's economy, housing prices and employment

My first job out of university was as an analyst with a major global stockbroker with an exciting bunch of colleagues that would forecast the living daylights out of anything you might be interested in. ...

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New South Wales isn't building nearly enough houses for the future – and it means prices can only keep soaring

New South Wales isn't building nearly enough houses for the future – and it means prices can only keep soaring

Sydney&rsquo;s&nbsp;property bounce&nbsp;may have a whole lot more in it. The suggestion comes as the latest New South Wales&nbsp;building approval...

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Singapore's renewed love affair with Aussie property driving acquisitions

SINGAPORE investors' love for Australian real estate was rekindled this year, with acquisitions up 20 per cent to US$3.4 billion driven by the transparent and deep market, good yields, freehold opportunities and cheap currency. "Australia has always been a treasure cove... <img...

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Illawarra's commercial property market enjoyed a strong 2019: agent

Illawarra's commercial property market enjoyed a strong 2019: agent

The year 2019 was "one of the stronger in recent times" for the Illawarra's commercial property market, an agent believes. Tim Jones, managing director of commercial sales at M...

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Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Two sparkly new office towers, a variety of restaurants and shops, a green open space, and enhanced riverbank facilities are on the cards for a $2.1 billion Brisbane waterfront master plan. Announced this morning by the Queensland Government the development will be helmed by property g...

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Rampant growth in Sydney, Melbourne runs out of steam

After staging stronger-than-expected price rises in the past three months, the rate of growth in Sydney and Melbourne markets eased as the year ended, with the amount of listings and the dint in affordability deterring price-sensitive buyers. In the lead up to CoreLogic's Home Value In...

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Illawarra agents discuss hot spot, up-and-coming suburbs for 2020

Illawarra agents discuss hot spot, up-and-coming suburbs for 2020

Illawarra agents have shared their tips for up-and-coming suburbs and growth areas in 2020. Neil Webster from Stone Real Estate - Illawarra told the&nbsp;Mercury&nbsp;...

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Illawarra agents look at the 2019 property market, offer advice for buyers in 2020

Illawarra agents look at the 2019 property market, offer advice for buyers in 2020

Prospective buyers in the Illawarra should get their finances in order, be confident and take advantage of stamp duty exemptions in 2020, agents suggest. Daniel Hastings, direc...

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Brisbane apartments 'have the highest level of risk

Although the&nbsp;South East Queensland&nbsp;property market will have improved capital growth in 2020, investors should steer well clear of new inner-Brisbane apartments, a leading research house says. Riskwise Property Research expects prices across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunsh...

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First-home buyer changes: What’s new from January 1, 2020?

The buzz for first home buyers come January 1 is that thanks to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme they might just get onto the property ladder sooner &ndash; and with a bite-sized deposit. But with the scheme limited to 10,000 in the first half of the year, combined w...

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Sydney’s moment of truth

Adozen cranes branch into the sky where tenants Bri Voto and Jason Martin look out from their front porch. Their yard spills onto an empty block that touches James Ruse Drive, near where the highway crosses the Parramatta River. A plank forms a makeshift bridge ov...

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Mirvac, John Holland to develop $800m Waterloo metro station project

Mirvac, John Holland to develop $800m Waterloo metro station project

Developer Mirvac and its joint-venture partner John Holland have won a tender to build the $800 million mixed-use Waterloo metro station in Sydney's inner south. Under the plan, the consortium will construct the station, three towers and two mid-rise buildings abo...

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Central Coast properties sell well above expectations at auction

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Mulpha’s $1bn Norwest Masterplan Wins Approval

Mulpha’s $1bn Norwest Masterplan Wins Approval

A series of nine high-rise towers, ranging from eight to 26-storeys, has been approved as part of Malaysian conglomerate Mulpha&rsquo;s $1 billion masterplanned residential proposal for The Greens in Sydney&rsquo;s Norwest. The project will deliver a total of 864 residential apartments...

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Long Jetty highlighted as top suburb for consistent property sales

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Blue Haven on the Central Coast has affordable property and the best school in Australia

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Government Accelerates $3.8bn Infrastructure Spend to Spur Economy

The federal government has announced it will put billions of dollars towards significant projects across the country, accelerating major infrastructure...

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Landcom Plans 3500 New Homes in Glenfield

Landcom Plans 3500 New Homes in Glenfield

Plans for up to 3,500 new homes in Sydney&rsquo;s south-west are in place for surplus government land in Glenfield. Landcom, the New South Wales government property arm says it...

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High-end auctions are booming

Low stock levels are pushing up prices for middle- and upper-range houses across the eastern seaboard as competition mounts before the end of the year. In Sydney's leafy Mosman, an investor paid $15,000 over r...

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Canberra a safe bet in hot housing market in 2020, says report

Canberra a safe bet in hot housing market in 2020, says report

Canberra home prices are set to climb in 2020, even if economic conditions deteriorate nationally, according to a new report released today. In fact, under four scenarios explored by the Housing Boom and Bust Report for 2020, released&nbsp;by SQM Research, Canberra is the safest bet in...

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Premium homes in Sydney to outperform in 2020

Premium homes in Sydney to outperform in 2020

Sydney's premium market is poised to grow by 4 per cent in 2020, while Melbourne is set to rise by 3 per cent &ndash; trumping Vancouver, New York and Dubai &ndash; amid growing confidence bolstered by lower interest rates and limited supply pipeline, the Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast...

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Queensland Push for 2032 Olympics

Queensland Push for 2032 Olympics

A collection of 32 prominent business and sports personalities have urged premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to commit to south-east Queensland's bid for th...

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Top Regional Hotspots Primed for 20pc Price Growth

Top Regional Hotspots Primed for 20pc Price Growth

The housing market recovery in the country's two biggest cities are now having a knock-on effect in a number of regional locations around Sydney and Me...

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House Price Surge Continues in ‘Rapid Recovery’: Corelogic

House Price Surge Continues in ‘Rapid Recovery’: Corelogic

Australia&rsquo;s housing market is now five months into its recovery, as Sydney and Melbourne drive the turnaround with values up by 2.7 and 2.2 per c...

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Reshaping the 'boomburgs': Minister takes on challenge of managing Sydney's urban sprawl

In the next 17 years, Sydney's population is expected to grow by 1.5 million people, a large percentage of whom will pour into the south-west growth corridor. &nbsp; This has communities like Wi...

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Council Bans Townhouses and Units in Brisbane’s Suburbs

Council Bans Townhouses and Units in Brisbane’s Suburbs

Townhouses and apartment blocks are no longer welcome in Brisbane&rsquo;s character suburbs after the Brisbane City Council voted to protect single hou...

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Parramatta high-rise towers to make Sydney Australia's first two-CBD city

Parramatta high-rise towers to make Sydney Australia's first two-CBD city

The cranes rising in the air above Parramatta are set to give way to towers up to 67 storeys over the next decade as the skyline of Sydney's fast-growing second CBD continues to take shape. The City of Parramatta Council, which is overseeing an unprecedented wave of public and private ...

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Opal Tower unit owners launch multi-million-dollar class action against NSW State Government

Owners of units in Sydney's Opal Tower are seeking millions of dollars in compensation from the State Government in a class-action lawsuit. post-content single-post-padding-bottom-...

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Brisbane to outshine Sydney and Melbourne dwelling prices in 2020: Westpac

Brisbane to outshine Sydney and Melbourne dwelling prices in 2020: Westpac

They believe the Queensland capital will see eight per cent increases next year, above the six forecasted for the two major capital city markets. Westpac suggest the strong momentum in Sydney and Melbourne will fade as affordability issues re-emerge and population slows. Brisba...

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Another Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!

Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home. Our client was searching for a dual occupancy under $600k with a block size of at least 500m and garages for both units. We presented a ra...

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Sydney, Melbourne in Top Five Asia Pacific Markets

Investors in the Asia Pacific are doubling down on markets that are &ldquo;large, liquid and defensive&rdquo; as real estate globally enters a period of slower growth, according to a 2020 Asia Pacific real estate forecast published by PwC and the Urban Land Institute. Sydney and Melbou...

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House Prices Set to Rise 7 to 11pc in 2020: SQM

Sydney and Melbourne dwelling prices are&nbsp;forecast to drive&nbsp;the nation&rsquo;s housing market bounce back next year. SQM Research tips S...

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Best areas to invest in Newcastle and the Central Coast in 2019

Have you been diligently eyeing real estate in Newcastle and the Central Coast? If the answer is yes - you've been doing your homework! In the midst of the nation's record-breaking property downturn, these two beautiful regions - packed with vineyards and exquisite coast...

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First Home Buyers: How to buy with just a 5 per cent deposit

First Home Buyers: How to buy with just a 5 per cent deposit

The hardest part of buying a property in Australia isn't necessarily affording the sky-high prices &ndash; it's mustering up enough cash to cover a 20 per cent deposit for a loan. The hardest part of buyi...

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Suburbs where property investors aren’t making money

Rent prices nationally have been fairly steady across houses and units over the last quarter, but one market is seeing falls. Sydney...

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The RBA is anticipating a housing shortage and another crazy price boom in markets that really don't need it

The Australian property market looks set for another crazy ride according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) which is forecasting another price boom. al...

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Loans to investors and owner-occupiers continue to rise

CEO Susan Mitchell of Mortgage Choice said investors are driving the rise in home loans.</sp...

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Early signs that interest rate cuts are working, says HIA

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Sydney and Melbourne house prices could return to peak levels sooner rather than later

Melbourne and Sydney house prices could return to peak levels over the next three years, economists are predicting. With a quicker-than-expected turnaround since the market slump between 2017 and 2019 in both capitals, pressure is now increasing on those looking to g...

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In Tarneit on Melbourne's fringe, the Australian dream has become a suburban nightmare

When the Bahadur family moved into their new home in Melbourne's booming outer west four months ago, they dreamed of suburban bliss. But it turned out to be a nightmare. <a class...

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Which investor type are you?

It&rsquo;s nice to believe we&rsquo;re unique but, in truth, human patterns of behaviour are predictable. This isn&rsquo;t always a bad thing &ndash; particularly for professional advisors like me who&rsquo;ve operated in a specialist field for some years. <div cla...

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Should I buy a first home or an investment property?

There will be a million arguments as to why you should rentvest and then another million as to whether you should by a home &ndash; but the real danger is doing nothing. Previous Some decades back the Gre...

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The RBA looks to take Australia into uncharted territory with a 0% interest rate. This is what it would mean.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate on Tuesday to 0.75%, and gave its strongest indication now that it might go to 0%. Australia...

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Confidence in Canberra’s property market rebounds to top the nation

Confidence in Canberra&rsquo;s property market has grown by 21 index points to 144 over the past quarter, defying a national downward trend. Confidence in Canberra&rsquo;s property mark...

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Why property prices in these suburbs have barely changed in five years

We often hear about where house prices are growing and falling the most, but there are a clutch of suburbs across Australia&rsquo;s capitals where prices are still at the same point they were five years ago. ...

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Dollar hits decade low after RBA cuts rate to 0.75pc to head off rising unemployment

The Reserve Bank has driven its official cash rate below 1 per cent for the first time as it battles to head off rising unemployment and stimulate a stalling economy. The Reserve Bank has dr...

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Canberra property prices higher than they were a year ago

The price of property in Canberra is rising, according to new figures. &nbsp; On mainland Australia, the ACT is the only state or territory where pri...

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House values jump 1.9 per cent in a month in Sydney and Melbourne

House values in Sydney and Melbourne jumped by 1.9 per cent in September as other capital city property markets struggled to gain traction on the back of the Reserve Bank's cuts in official interest rates. <...

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Generation Rent: Aussies who fear they’ll rent forever

Australia&rsquo;s &ldquo;generation rent&rdquo; is a growing breed, but property and finance experts believe there is light at the end of the tenant tunnel for those who can think outside the box. a...

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Chinese buyers are getting ready to flock back into Australia's 'cheap' property market – with one city emerging as their clear favourite

weak Aussie dollar is delivering an 11.1% discount on Australian property for Chinese (Photo by China Photos, Getty Images) Chinese have ranked Aust...

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Australia not an interest rate island: RBA signals more cuts

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has signalled further cuts to interest rates as early as next week to keep ahead of tumbling global rates while urging the nation's businesses to use the abundance of cheap money to expand and hire more staff. post-cont...

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CBA slashes fixed rates as home loan war heats up

The Commonwealth Bank, the nation&rsquo;s biggest lender, slashed its fixed rates by up to 90 basis points across its mortgage range as the battle for market share among the major banks intensifies. The C...

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Chinese-Australian property investors stand to lose millions in collapse of apartment developer Ralan Group

Property developer Ralan Group's collapse has left thousands of investors facing financial ruin https://www.abc.net....

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Proposed western Sydney airport to push up prices in Badgerys Creek

First home buyers, astute investors and optimistic land bankers are narrowing in on property in Badgerys Creek and neighbouring suburbs due to expected price growth following the eventual development of the Aerotropolis. https://i.postimg.cc/PrmxsVjw/c...

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The Value-Add Game: How Developers Optimise Existing Projects

An overwhelming 81 per cent of Australia&rsquo;s buildings are more than 10 years old. As demand for new buildings and spaces increases, repurposing existing developments is now a timely investment for many property owners and developers. https://i.pos...

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Australia’s Top 100 Rental Suburbs.

New research reveals the top 100 areas across Australia where property investors could find higher rental returns and positively-geared investments. ory-cell...

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Shayher Group Returns to Sydney With $63.6m Ashfield Buy

Shayher Group has picked up two campus-style office buildings in Sydney&rsquo;s inner west less than a month after its near-$100 million&nbsp;https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/deve...

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Frasers Property Buys 43-Hectare Land Parcel in Melbourne

Frasers Property has purchased a 43-hectare land parcel from a private syndicate in Melbourne&rsquo;s west for $27.5 million. Frasers Property has purchased a 43-...

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Government Lists 9.5ha Site in Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

The Queensland government has launched a parcel of development-ready land within the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct at Southport. https://i.postimg.cc/5NrVs5zY/f58f62f8-e588-4f2...

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Co-Living Operator to Launch Four New Properties

Singaporean co-living operator Hmlet has raised $55 million to accelerate its expansion along Australia&rsquo;s east coast, with &ldquo;immediate&rdquo; plans to launch co-living properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. post-content single-post-pad...

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House Prices Rise for First Time Since Downturn

Demand for mortgages is starting to rise reveals the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. <div clas...

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Home Loan Lending Strongest in Five Years

Demand for mortgages is starting to rise reveals the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. <div clas...

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Sydney’s Emerging Aerotropolis Suburbs Offering Gains for Developers

Sydney's emerging greenfield suburbs such as Gledswood Hills, Oran Park, Gregory Hills and Leppington are benefiting from future infrastructure hotspots such as the Aerotropolis, Western Sydney International Airport and Sydney Science Park. post-content...

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Brisbane house price growth to ‘accelerate’ 19pc in next 3yrs

Brisbane is on the cusp of a mini boom with house prices set to &ldquo;accelerate&rdquo; over the next three years. https://i.postimg.cc/VLTnFTLx/775c2f0c...

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The Sydney suburbs bearing the brunt of a 20-year population boom

Five of Sydney's 15 major regions are bearing the brunt of the population boom, having absorbed well over half of the city's growth during the past two decades. _1665V u...

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Looking towards 2036:- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter&rsquo;s &lsquo;catalyst areas&rsquo; in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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Looking towards 2036- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter&rsquo;s &lsquo;catalyst areas&rsquo; in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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Dual income property – one property, two rents

Dual income properties have become a popular investment strategy in recent years. Increased property prices have forced many out of the market, causing a surge in demand for alternative living arran...

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New rules for construction certificates and occupation certificates now imminent: More complexity, increased risk of delay

The NSW Government is pushing ahead with changes to the rules governing construction certificates, occupation certificates and the supervision of building work. The NSW Government is pushing ahead with ch...

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House Prices Rise for First Time Since Downturn

House prices increased across five of Australia&rsquo;s eight capitals over August, the latest confirmation of the ongoing turnaround in residential market conditions. https://i.postimg.cc/sXMJY0Bx/b...

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Are dual-income properties the ‘holy grail’ for investors?

Residential rental yields remain low in Australia&rsquo;s biggest capital cities, so it is little wonder dual income properties appeal to investors seeking to maximise their returns. Re...

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Marriott Debuts in Canberra.

Canberra construction giant Geocon has signed an agreement with Marriott International regarding its $200 million Midnight hotel in the inner-city suburb of Braddon. post-content si...

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Lendlease Wins Badgerys Creek Airport Contract

Lendlease&rsquo;s engineering arm is for sale following being hit by losses and concern private contractors had been taking excessive risks to win low-margin work, the unit is still taking on projects deemed lower risk. post-content single-post-padding-...

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NSW funds defence precinct near Williamtown

The new &lsquo;Astra Aerolab&rsquo; will house maintenance and support services for Australian fighter jets The NSW gov...

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Newcastle Airport purchases land for Astra Aerolab project

Development of a new high-tech hub at Williamtown could begin as early as next month after Newcastle Airport bought land for the project. https://i.postimg.cc/154ZgDrz...

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Changing places: research study finds population growth could be best placed in regional centres

Greater Newcastle's population could increase to more than 1.8 million by 2056 if a regional growth plan was adopted by governments to more widely distribute the future population settlement pa...

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Infrastructure Australia says roads and transport must 'catch up' to keep pace with population

The cost of congested roads and over-crowded public transport systems will double unless governments do more than just play "catch up" on transport projects, Australia's infrastructure advisory...

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Brisbane Industrial Market Experiencing 'Boom Like Conditions'

Queensland&rsquo;s booming industrial market has continued to strengthen with population growth, e-commerce and infrastructure projects acting as key market drivers. https://i.postimg.cc/90WnjHJM/caa...

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Development Application to be lodged for 5 Parramatta Square

City of Parramatta Council is one step closer to the construction of 5 Parramatta Square, the City&rsquo;s new civic, cultural and community building, after it received endorsement from the Council to lodge a Development Application (DA) for the building. <div clas...

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Architect firm behind New Acton unveil plans for $750 million Kingston Arts Precinct

Fender Katsalidis, the architects behind Canberra&rsquo;s NewActon precinct, has signed a contract to lead the design of the mixed-use Kingston Arts Precinct development. Fender Katsali...

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Maitland and Cessnock big winners if airport expansion approved

FLYING HIGH: Cessock Airport could become a commercial aviation hub. &nbsp; asse...

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Newcastle University unveils plans for new $200m STEMM building at Callaghan

Newcastle University has unveiled plans for its grandest infrastructure investment, a $200 million "flagship" multi-discipline building at its Callaghan campus. ...

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When it comes to tall buildings in Canberra, is the debate about height or density?

When Isaac Karachepone moved to Canberra a year ago, moving into an inner-city apartment was a no-brainer. When Isaac Karachepone moved to C...

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Geocon wins approval for $200 million city development

Geocon has won approval for its landmark $200 million city project, paving the way for another 520 apartments to be added to the Canberra skyline. story-paragraph-...

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Australia’s Housing Market Is Suddenly Heating Up Again

After a two-year slide, Australian house prices look to have bottomed out, sending buyers flocking back to the market. After a two-year slide, Australian house prices look to have bottomed out, sending bu...

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Sydney house price falls slow as property market downturn nears its end: new report

Sydney&rsquo;s largest correction in house prices since the 1980s appears to be near its end, with prices increasing in more than half of the city&rsquo;s regions in the June quarter, new data shows. <div cl...

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Residents Complain of ‘Cracking’ in Melbourne’s Tallest Tower

Residents of Melbourne's partially completed super-skyscraper Australia 108 have expressed concerns over the structural integrity of the building, claiming to have experienced loud cracking sounds among a number of other defects. https://i.postimg.cc/C...

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Melbourne property downturn over: Median house prices rise for first time in 18 months

Melbourne&rsquo;s biggest property downturn since the 1980s appears to be at an end, with the latest figures showing a rise in both house and unit prices for the first time in 18 months. first-para...

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Serial offenders signed off on apartment blocks

Four apartment blocks at the centre of Sydney&rsquo;s building standards crisis were signed off by private certifiers who have a track record of disciplinary action against them. Four apartment blocks at ...

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Sydney property developer Ralan collapses

Hundreds of Gold Coast and Sydney off-the-plan apartment buyers have been caught out by the collapse of one of the country's biggest private developers, William O'Dwyer's Ralan Group. Hundreds of Gold Coa...

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Sydney home prices grow again for second consecutive month

Sydney home values have grown again for the second month in a row after falling for nearly two years. The median price of all dwellings, including units, townhouses and houses, increased 0.2 per cent over July, CoreLogic&rsquo;s latest home value index showed. This was an impro...

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Hong Kong developer snaps up popular land in Warnervale town centre

Property developers have scrambled to get their hands on a site in the master planned Warnervale town centre on the Central Coast, with the sale going to a Hong Kong buyer. po...

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Banks continue revising mortgage serviceability policies

Three more lenders have announced cuts to their interest rate floors for home loan serviceability assessments in response to APRA&rsquo;s new guidance. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Bank of Sydney and Au...

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First flickers of FOMO as property market turns

Investors and first-home buyers are reporting the first flickers of FOMO as parts of the property market start to turn and buyers move to get in at the bottom. Investors and first-home buyers are reportin...

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Buyers ‘Spurred On’ by Market Bottom: Domain

Sydney&rsquo;s property price falls slowed in the June quarter, while Melbourne&rsquo;s median house and unit price increased, a move marking the first uptick in value since late 2017 for the Victorian capital. post-content single-post-padding-bottom-sm...

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Buying a house might seem impossible for some. But this young woman did it by rentvesting

Have you been renting for years, feeling like buying a property is getting further and further out of reach? Have you b...

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Happy SMSF client leases property on the same day of settlement.

Great news from one of our clients with tenants found for their new investment home in Cliftleigh, NSW on the same day of settlement, a KOALA INVEST RECORD!!...

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Home Ownership Down, Renters Up: ABS

Twenty years ago about a quarter of Australians &mdash; 27 per cent &mdash; rented, but this figure has increased as the number of Australians owning their own home has fallen. alt...

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Fourth Sydney Apartment Block Abandoned

A fourth Sydney unit block has been abandoned after the developer failed to undertake adequate remediation of the site &mdash; building 127 apartments and townhouses on contaminated ground. https://i.postimg.cc/8P9BnL37/fbe7068b-3725-4249-a690-327f0104...

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Potts Point garages set to be turned into a five-storey boarding house

facebook twitter linkedIn A five-storey &ldquo;new generation&rdquo; boarding house has been proposed in Potts Point on a garage site about a quarter of the size of a tennis court. ...

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Brisbane tower owners hit by low demand and high supply

Brisbane&rsquo;s office towers have been hit by the double whammy. Brisbane&rsquo;s office towers have been...

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Harry Triguboff hits Canberra for first time

Meriton head Harry Triguboff is making his next move, into the Canberra market. Harry Triguboff&rsq...

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Converting commercial buildings into residential

Many landlords and property investors are transforming tired commercial buildings into prime urban real estate. So how can you take advantage of this trend? post-content...

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Surge in planned office developments in Sydney’s Alexandria as landlords chase bigger returns

A flurry of new office buildings has been added to the construction pipeline in a rapidly gentrifying pocket of Sydney&rsquo;s inner-south, as weak retail activity and a flat residential market sees...

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Yet Another Happy Dual Occupancy Client!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has helped anoth...

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Apartment oversupply puts squeeze on rents

An investor-led building boom has almost doubled the size of the Sydney apartment rental market in two years, forcing landlords to drop rents more than $100 a week in some areas to secure tenants, and casting a shadow over the thousands of units still under construction....

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Major bank lowers serviceability floor

A big four bank has updated its home loan serviceability assessment policy in response to APRA&rsquo;s regulatory amendments. ...

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'It hasn't worked': Premier admits Sydney's building industry is failing

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the system of regulation in the building industry is not working after&nbsp;the Herald&nbsp;revealed the evacuation of a third apartment building in Sydney. Premier Gladys ...

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Zetland apartments abandoned in secret evacuation over 'severe' defects

An inner Sydney apartment building remains abandoned eight months after its occupants were evacuated over water and fire safety defects, in revelations expected to deliver a fresh blow to confidence in the city's building standards. post-content single-...

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'It hasn't worked' Premier admits Sydney's building industry is failing

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the system of regulation in the building industry is not working after&nbsp;the Herald&nbsp;revealed the evacuation of a third apartment building in Sydney. Premier Gladys ...

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Home loan borrowing capacity to be boosted as APRA scraps rule

A key constraint on borrowing limits that were put in place during the property boom has been removed by the banking regulator. It's another move that may stimulate the soggy mortgage market. <section class=...

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The pros and cons of buying a house & land package

Every journey to home ownership is different and it didn&rsquo;t take Cerise Canon long to realise the appeal of buying a house and land package in one of Australia&rsquo;s growth corridors. Every...

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The property market recovery gains momentum

The housing recovery is gaining momentum as buyers, buoyed by better borrowing conditions, stake their claim in a smaller pool of homes on the market. _2...

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APRA bins buffer, lets lending rip

The Australian Prudential&nbsp;Regulation Authority has removed the serviceability buffer that required banks to assess all borrowers against their capacity to repay the loan at 7 per cent. The change &ndash; effective immediately &ndash; was&nbsp;https://www.afr.com/business/...

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Meet the millennials dominating property

Millennials are not all the frivolous, avocado-smash-buyers they&rsquo;re made out to be &ndash; meet the young Australians shaking off the stereotype and leaving their mark on the property market. <stron...

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Land vs location: Which is a better investment?

What has the best investment outlook &ndash; a house on a big block of land on the edge of suburbia or small yet affordable house closer to town? What has the best investment outlook &ndash; a hou...

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RBA cuts cash rate to new record low of 1 percent

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New South Wales will be the first state to fund a dedicated build-to-rent model, Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward revealed on Friday. The minister revealed that a Communities Plus housing s...

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Melbourne Apartment Market Looking Up

Melbourne&rsquo;s apartment market&nbsp;has not been immune to commentary about oversupply, however a new report suggests that current supply is balancing out demand in the inner-city apartment market with median prices growing steadily in the past six months....

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Five things to consider before you buy a block of land

It&rsquo;s more than a patch of dirt &ndash; this is the land where your dream house will soon live. So it pays to ensure your block is absolutely right for you. Here are some important factors t...

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Canadian giant makes play for Sydney’s Central Barangaroo

One of Canada&rsquo;s largest property investors, Oxford Properties Group, has joined the race for the $1.4 billion office component of Grocon&rsquo;s vast Central Bara...

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Parramatta’s $1bn Light Rail Set to Begin Construction

Parramatta&rsquo;s Light Rail is scheduled to commence stage one of construction by the end of 2018 after receiving planning approval. The first stage of the Light Rail plan, a two-way track which will sp...

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Brisbane’s population picks up, but more people moving to Pimpama

BRISBANE is back among Australia&rsquo;s fastest-growing cities thanks to a growth spurt, but more people are flocking to areas outside the state&rsquo;s capital....

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Hobart now Australia's most unaffordable city for tenants, new report finds

Hobart has pipped Sydney to claim the unenviable title of Australia&rsquo;s most unaffordable capital for tenants with the gap widening between incomes and the amount needed for rent, a new report has found....

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Sydney needs to better plan for coming population boom, more dense housing: new report

SYDNEYSIDERS are wasting almost twice as much time commuting as their counterparts in big cities in countries such as Spain. A landmark new report also reveals how ou...

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State government to undertake major regulatory overhaul on short term letting industry

AIRBNB will make an aggressive push to convince NSW it contributes almost $1&thinsp;billion and 7000 jobs to the economy as the State Government prepares to crack ...

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$300M Kangy Angy rail facility: Work to begin and new jobs created

IT&rsquo;S time to accept that the rail maintenance facility is going ahead in Kangy Angy and celebrate the benefits to the Central Coast. That ...

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Owners on narrow blocks set to benefit under NSW government changes to housing code

Owners of small, narrow properties who never thought their blocks were suitable for development are set to benefit under new statewide planning laws designed to fast-track medium-de...

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Two homes for the price of one Is building a duplex a good investment or double the trouble

Everyone loves a great deal, which is why home builders may be tempted by the idea of getting two homes for the price of one. Although it costs more to build a duplex than ...

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Regional markets are now consistently outperforming the combined capitals-CoreLogic

According to the CoreLogic hedonic home value index, national dwelling values were unchanged in March, with the steady month on month reading comprised of a 0.2% fall in capital city dwelling values while t...

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Rates For Interest-Only Loans Continue To Drop

Lenders have successfully met the macroprudential limits set by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in March 2017, halving the category in the D...

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Regional Markets Are Experiencing Superior Total Returns To Those In The Capital Cities

In NSW, returns from regional properties were almost double those in capital cities The CoreLogic total returns...

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DA vs CDC – Which one for me?

A DA (Development Application) refers to the process where Development Consent is&nbsp;required from Council in order to build something on your property &ndash; e.g. a new house, an&nbsp;extension or a deck. In som...

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Campbelltown’s population set to boom over next 30 years

CAMPBELLTOWN is set to more than double in size over the next 30 years with a radical new plan to be unveiled today providing a blueprint for how its residents will live and work in the city in the ...

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Happy overseas client leases property within ONE DAY of Listing!!

Great news from one of our overseas clients with tenants found for their new Investment home in Melbourne in ONE DAY, a KOALA INVEST RECORD!! Related Posts related-post col-xs-1...

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Sydney to Newcastle rail line to be a business case for faster services

REDUCING travel time between Newcastle and Sydney from three to two hours could be a &ldquo;game changer&rdquo; for the Central Coast. Straigh...

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New Business Prospectus for Hunter and Central Coast Regions released

Great News for the Central Coast and Hunter Regions A recent update to the Investment Prospectus of the Hunter and Central Coast Reg...

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Development Applications(DA), Complying Development Certificates (CDC) and Section 94 Contributions

DA, CDC and Section 94 Explained Two of the most asked about topics that often comes up when starting the planning process&nbsp; a...

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Dual Occupancy- What are they and Why are they so great?

What is a Duplex? What is a Dual Occupancy? Are there differences? Koala Invest strives to find the best solution for the rental mar...

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12 Most Commonly Forgotten Hidden Costs when Building

Some of these may seem obvious but they are often forgotten When building any Property- Investment or not, it&rsquo;s easy t...

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Residential Land in Short Supply, Prices Increasing

Recent study links Land price with availability a...

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Central Coast investor snags 12.59ha for less than $6M

12.59ha close to Kooindah Waters Golf Club and other major Governement Investments post-content single-post-padding-bottom-sm...

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Housing boom for Lake Macquarie Region

Housing approvals rose by 8 percent last year Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a increase in housing app...

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New rehabilitation ward in Woy Woy

New rehabilitation facilities have been approved for a local hospital. A new rehabilitation ward has been opened at...

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6 things you can claim to maximise your tax savings

&nbsp; 1. Interest Interest is by far the largest tax deduction in a negative gearing arrangement. Provided&nbsp; your property is avail...

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Feeling priced out of Sydney? You're not alone.

Key workers are being shut out of Sydney Property New South Wales&rsquo;s high house price...

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Power woes for Central Coast Rail Line? NO MORE!!

Central coast rail line gets major upgrade New infrastructure aimed at securing power for the Central Coast-Newcastle railway line...

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Unit rentals in Central Coast are increasing by 5.7% annually

Renting an apartment on the Central Coast is almost as expensive as living in some parts of Sydney. Renting an apart...

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Australia named One of the Stable Places to Invest

Mr Zigomanis said it wasn&rsquo;t surprising that Sydney and Australia has seen slight ranking slips, or that Australia had failed to rank among the top five countr...

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Koala Invest provides REAL Investment Solutions

Koala Invest recently settled another Dual Occupancy Investment Package for one of our clients that offered the best in Capital Growth, Rental Yield and Rental Income. &nbsp; Located nearby to the beautiful Lake Macquarie. S...

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Investment in Newcastle is Booming!

Newcastle has become one of Australia's investment hotspots Growth in Newcastle has been spectacular in the past ...

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Sydney needs more boarding houses

&nbsp; I was a town planner at the former City of South Sydney in the mid-nineties when brothels became legal. Brothel opera...

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Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan Outlines future changes for Newcastle Region

The NSW Government has released a Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan which sets out urban strategies to 2036 for Newcastle City, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitla...

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NorthConnex Tunnel proceeding as planned

Great news for residents in the Central Coast and for tourism in the area. <div class=...

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How to earn two incomes from one property

The idea of earning two incomes from one property may sound too good to be true, but according to Phillip Allen, investment property strategist and owner of...

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High Density Construction set to slow down

A reduction in High Density dwellings of 10.8% has been recorded Tighter lending curbs on investors will deepen a&nbsp;downturn in high-ris...

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$12.5M Medical research institute for Gosford

World-class Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute announced for Gosford THE Turnb...

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Is hiring a home inspector to inspect every accessible area really needed

Do you want to get your building that you are planning to buy inspected? Then, you need to hire an expert and professional Building Inspections Adelaide who will identify the hidden defects in the building&nbsp; that would...

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Canberra's apartment boom biggest since records began

Canberra&rsquo;s housing boom in the past decade is the biggest on record for the ACT and has created an oversupply of more than 6000 apartments in the city, but&nbsp;if the population continues to grow at current rates, it is likely to soak up the excess supply. The boom had led to an...

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Upgrade to the M1 Motorway underway

$145M Updrage between Doyalson and Tuggerah The busy 12-kilometre stretch&nbsp;between&nbsp;Doyalson and&nbsp;Tugg...

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The various hidden costs of buying an old house

Are you considering buying an old house to refurbish it and sell it off at a considerable profit? Or are you just planning to buy an old house to save some money?...

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Newcastle is the next big thing to boom

STEP aside Sydney. While you&rsquo;re one of the most expensive cities in the world, another city has become the next big thing. STEP aside Sydney...

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Another Happy Client

Koala Invest recently found a perfect investment property for one of our overseas investors. We assisted with the purchase, construction and Foreign Investor requirements for our client to provide a simple investment pro...

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Record Land Price for Trinity Point

1164 m2 lakeside block in Morisset Park Land price records for Morisset Park have been smashed with a wealth...

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How to identify the best suburbs for property investment

What should you look for in a suburb when investing? A constant burning issue among investors is finding the next property inv...

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Dual Occupancy Vs Non Dual Occupancy Investment Returns

This is an extract from a Certified Practicing Accountant- David Shaw. It shows the cash positive opportunities a dual offers for a retiree or a first home investor. https://i.postimg.cc/C...

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$200M Upgrade to Wyong Hospital, supported by both parties

Major Infrastructure upgrades for the Wyong-Warnervale area healthcare systems Major improvements to the Wyong Hospital have been se...

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$150M upgrade to Warnervale, new town centre and rail station

&nbsp; Warnervale tipped to receive a major boost to economy with new town centre Recent work towa...

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