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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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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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RBA cuts cash rate to new record low of 1 percent

The Reserve Bank has cut the official cash rate for the second month in a row to a fresh record low of 1 per cent as it desperately tries to pump some juice into Australia&rsquo;s stalling economy.<...

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Granny Flats Have Potential to Shake Up the Housing Market

&nbsp; Despite a cooling housing market over the past 12 months, many of the housing challenges that have plagued Australians in recent years show no signs of diminishing. <div class...

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Property investment habits of the different generations

Over a lifetime your financial position and priorities develop and change.The typical pathway starts with saving, accumulating wealth in your working years, and then spending your retirement enjoying ...

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Student accommodation investment trends

When you purchase a property and rent it out to university students, you can often get a higher-than-average rental yield for the area. According to the&nbsp...

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Rentvesting – a step on the first rung of the property ladder

Where you want to live is not always where you can afford to live. Rentvesting lets you live where you want, while getting a foot on the property ladder. post-content single-post-pa...

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Are you claiming all available tax deductions from your investment property?

Are you claiming all you&rsquo;re entitled to at tax time? Find out what tax deductions you can claim on an investment property and maximise your deductions this June 30. post-content si...

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Tenant Demand in Gold Coast Office Market Expected to Rise

Investment activity in the Gold Coast office market was subdued in 2018 with few assets on offer, although Knight Frank expects the tide to change this year with around $90 million in assets hitting the market in 2019's first quarter. post-content singl...

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Alleged Melbourne landbanking scheme Askk that raised $10m frozen by court

The Federal Court of Australia has frozen a suspected land banking scheme in Melbourne that raised more than $10 million from investors, after an application by the Australian Securities&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Investments Commission.The scheme is operated by Broadmeadows-based Askk Investment Group. ...

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Brisbane’s out-performing real estate markets: Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder

Brisbane is like a car where the engine is revving but it can&rsquo;t move forward because the handbrake is on. The city&rsquo;s property market is poised for an up-cycle but, according to ...

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APRA Moves to Scrap 7pc Loan Buffer

In a move that is most likely to benefit owner-occupiers and the wider property market, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is proposing the 7 per cent serviceability buffer on home loans be removed. https://i.postimg.cc/sfYGzdq2/27936fa7-30...

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Worst of Housing Market Conditions ‘Now Behind Us’: Corelogic

Sydney and Melbourne dwelling values have now recorded respective falls of 14.5 per cent and 10.9 per cent since peaking in late 2017. But, ...

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‘The tap has been turned back on’: APRA to relax assessment rate for home loans

Property markets across the country have been given a shot in the arm, with Australia&rsquo;s banking regulator announcing its plans to relax the assessment rate for home loans. p...

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Regional Australia is big winner in the Federal Budget

There was very little directly related to housing in this year&rsquo;s Federal Budget, however regional Australia is the clear winner. There was very little directly related to housing in this yea...

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Sydney Rental Vacancy Rate Surges

Sydney's rental vacancy rate has lifted to 3.4 per cent in April with nearly 8,000 homes across the city emptying over the past year. Sydney&rsquo;s renta...

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Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital to open in May 2019

&nbsp; Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital (TLPH), the former Wyong Shire&rsquo;s newest major health facility, has moved closer to completion, with staff announcing that the hospital will open i...

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Property buyers get twice the house with half the mortgage by using clever strategy

Young couples are securing Sydney homes while still living a high life of holidays and expensive dinners by using a clever home building strategy that minimises their mortgage obligations. https://i.postimg.cc/sDBdkST9/1f56803c3a17219d7334baecffecdd29....

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Revenue From Property Taxes Continues To Climb In 2017/18 Despite Housing Downturn

State and local governments collected a whopping $30.293 billion worth of property tax revenue over the 2017-18 financial year. If you were to compare these statistics to what was published last year, the figure...

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Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields across Australia, shows that national weekly rents have risen by ...

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Australia’s Population Becoming More Diverse

Migration data which was recently released by the ABS showed that as of June 2018, an estimated 17,650,130 residents of Australia were born in Australia. post-content single-post-p...

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NSW set to save on stamp duty

The NSW State Government have announced plans to change stamp duty price brackets. From 1 July 2019, stamp duty price brackets will be pegged to CPI (Consumer Price Index) resulting in savings for property buyers. Initial savings would be anywhere between $200 to $600 with those saving...

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Maitland's new $43 million civic precinct will include the iconic Town Hall Cafe building

One of the city&rsquo;s oldest commercial buildings will be incorporated into Maitland City Council&rsquo;s...

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Macquarie Park to get new $750m business district

A new commercial development at Macquarie Park has been labelled &ldquo;Australia&rsquo;s first community business district&rdquo; by the developers who will commit $750 milli...

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Yet Another Happy SMSF Client!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest&rsquo;s assistance Koala ...

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Special planning proposals provide opportunity for 1,500 homes

Residential development at Lake Munmorah and a proposal to rezone land at Wallarah for employment uses and environmental conservation, are outlined in the Interim Darkinjung Development Delivery Plan Central Coast Council is currently progressing three Darkinjung plannin...

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2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project launched

A Notice of Motion from Councillor Greg Best called for council to engage all levels of government in the timely lead-up to the 2019 elections, taking a &ldquo;whole of lakes&rdquo; approach through triggering a much needed 2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project. ...

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NSW GOVERNMENT EYES NEW HOME FOR 4000 OFFICE WORKERS IN PARRAMATTA

The government&rsquo;s property management agency, Property NSW, is calling for expressions of interest to lease office space for more than 4000 staff from 2022. <div class...

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$350m private hospital & medical precinct announced

A joint project by AA Crown Holdings and Northside Group, the $350m Northside Private Hospital and medical precinct will deliver world class medical services to compl...

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Sydney residents move out as city depends on migrants for growth

Thousands of Sydneysiders are leaving their home suburbs for other parts of the city and the state with new figures revealing a slowdown in the capital's runaway population growth.Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed the Greater Sydney area added 93,411 residents ...

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ANZ woos property investors with interest-only loan change

ANZ Banking Group is loosening some of the clamps it put on interest-only mortgage lending in 2017, after pledging to reopen the door to property investors following a period of excessive caution. The big four lenders on Thursday said it would again start offering customers an interest...

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New $470m hospital brings care to country NSW

The new Maitland&nbsp;Hospital will provide an extensive range of adult and paediatric services including emergency, paediatric, maternity, chemotherapy and state-of-the-art operating suites.Located o...

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Dahua strikes $140m deal to buy Point Cook site from land bankers

Dahua has bought one of the last large parcels of land in Point Cook. &nbsp; Related Posts ...

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$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment i...

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Yet Another Happy Client!!

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Australia's banking regulator just removed a rule that's played a crucial part in the housing downturn

The Australian banking regulator will remove restrictions on interest-only mortgage lending for some Australian banks from ...

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Subcontractors are the human face of a construction industry in crisis

The construction industry is one of the backbones of the nation's economy and, in recent years, residential building on the east coast has been a key driver of growth. &nbsp; <div class...

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Sydney rental reversal: falling rents, rising vacancies as landlords hang on

Fleet leasing executive Rebecca Crowley knew it was time to get out of Sydney when her landlord raised the rent on her two-bedroom apartment in Surry Hills to $900 a week. &nbsp; She and her flatmate were already paying $807 a week. Her shar...

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Big incentives for property investors under new housing package

As part of its housing affordability plans, the federal opposition has announced its plans to incentivise property investors should it come into power next year. post-cont...

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Buying off-the-plan turns into a nightmare for Surry Hills couple

Apartment buyer Tom Christensen, 31, said buying a Sydney unit off-the-plan has left him &ldquo;scarred&rdquo;. He and his partner bought the inner city property four years ago for $1.65 million and despite being contracted to be completed in 2015 it was only finished this year. <...

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Listings Lurch Higher as Housing Market Conditions Languish

The volume of housing stock listed for sale is currently higher, for this time of year, than it has been in many years. While total stock is elevated, newly listed stock remains at fairly similar levels to recent y...

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Third of new units worth less than owners have to pay for them

Nearly a third of Sydney&rsquo;s newly completed units are now worth less than what their buyers will have to pay for them. Many of the homes were purchased a...

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Residents seek compensation from 'house of horrors' boarding home

It has been 11 years since the first disturbing allegations began to emerge from the Grand Western Lodge boarding house in the small town of Millthorpe, near Orange, but the residents&rsquo; stories still send a shiver down the spine. &rdquo;The residents have told us how they were bas...

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Developer Concessions to Increase Medium Density Housing in NSW

Low-rise medium-density housing, widely considered &ldquo;the missing part&rdquo; of NSW housing stock, could be the way forward as new concessions for developers kick in. NSW is currently experiencing consistent growth in townhouse development and a surge in medium-de...

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Australian sustainable design The challenges, what we’re getting right, and where to from here

The drive behind building more environmentally friendly residential homes is coming from individuals, not government bodies, and cookie-cutter developments are holding us back, according to a think tank assem...

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Two boarding houses have been approved in Campbelltown

Two boarding houses in Campbelltown have been approved by council last night but councillors have warned they don&rsquo;t want to see the area flooded with the high-density accommodation. A nine-bedroom boarding house was approved for 1 Boc...

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Three 'new-generation' boarding houses planned for residential areas

The Sydney developer behind a $1.9 million boarding house complex planned for McLachlan Street has revealed he has two more proposed for Orang...

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Sydney house prices to fall 5.1 pc, but surge on Central Coast: Moody's

Sydney house prices will fall 5.1 per cent this year, and then tread water in 2019 with only a 0.6 per cent gain, according to forecasts by Moody&rsquo;s Analytics and Corelogic. However,&nbsp;the correction in NSW&nbsp;won&rsquo;t be uniform with more affordable areas like the Central...

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How Have Dwelling Values Shifted Across The Regional Areas Of Australia?

The latest CoreLogic home value index results show the slowdown in the national market has become more broadly based with regional dwelling value growth continuing to slow. In this week&rsquo;s Pulse we lo...

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The Central Coast is proving to be a top performer in property during Sydney shift

THE Central Coast has been ranked in the top ten regional markets in the nation, and here is why. des...

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Major infrastructure projects set to transform Brisbane into a world-class destination

BRISBANE is on the brink of something big. Very big. A generational investment in infrastructure will transform Queensland&rsquo;s capital over the coming decade. ...

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Australia's housing downturn is deepening as prices fall across most parts of the country

Australian home prices fell for an eleventh consecutive month in August, led by declines in a majority of capital cities. According to CoreLogic&rsquo;s Hedonic Home Value Index, Australia&rsquo;s median home price fell 0.3%, adding to a 0.6% drop recorded previously in July. T...

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Canberra is hot property for investors

Every other day we hear a media story claiming the Canberra apartment market is in the doldrums. Just this week, the tired mantra that Canberra&r...

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5 things you can do to protect your rental property

Whether you&rsquo;ve just purchased your first investment property or if you&rsquo;re juggling multiple rentals, as with many things in life, the unexpected can and will happen. For peace of mi...

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4 costs that people tend to overlook when investing in property

It is all about the money when it comes to investing in property, and preparing yourself financially is absolutely essential and will save you a lot of financial stress and baggage in the long-term. We have put together ...

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Australian property industry turns to India to supplement falling Chinese investment

The amount of Chinese cash which once poured into Australian property has about halved, leaving develop...

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Central Coast Gateway to future growth

Woongarrah, Hamlyn Terrace, Wadalba, Warnervale, and Glenning Valley are the epicentre of residential development on the Central Coast,&nbsp;e...

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$19 billion rise in Hunter land values with no end in sight

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Hills and Inner west lead Sydney price falls, Central Coast continues to grow!!

CoreLogic&rsquo;s latest hedonic home value index released Wednesday showed the median price of a home across the city fell 0.6 per cent over July and 1.1 per cent over the past three months. I...

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Aussie: 25 Years of Housing Trends

Aussie recently released there 25 Years of Housing Trends report. This report showcases: Strong housing market conditions have boosted household wealth over the past quarter of a century. The ave...

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Developer Backs Innovative Build-to-Rent-to-Buy Model

Impeded by an uninviting property tax landscape, the build-to-rent sector has been stagnant in Australia despite the increasing viability of the model as home ownership rates continue to plunge. More than 40 per cent of Australians now rent by choice and the proportion...

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Australia’s Top Performing Suburbs Revealed

Despite recent&nbsp;house price weakness...

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Wayne Byres’ surprise APRA declares mortgage crackdown ‘largely done’

The regulatory clampdown on Australia&rsquo;s heavily-scrutinised banks is now &ldquo;largely done&rdquo;, according to overseer Wayne Byres, who has declared &ldquo;the heavy lifting on lending stan...

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Extremes of Australia’s property market growth and decline revealed

The disparate state of Australia&rsquo;s property market has been laid bare in a new report, with prices in some markets falling by 7.4%, while others are booming, with price growth of just over than 16% year-on-...

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NSW Pioneers Build-to-Rent in Redfern

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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