Investment Property News Articles:

Construction Cost Increase – Builders Battling Price Hikes

THE BUILDING industry has been battling with the issue of rising costs for materials, labour and shipping for the past few years. The situation has put many businesses in financial peril is often referred to as a ‘perfect storm’ created by severe supply shortages coupled with strong demand. CoreLogic’s latest Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) […]

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Off the plan rating system

A rating system for Off-The-Plan buyers

WE’VE ALL heard the horror stories about severe defects in apartment buildings in recent years, which have had disastrous consequences. Some of the most well-known examples in Sydney have been Mascot Towers and the Opal Tower. In both cases, residents were forced to evacuate after major structural defects were identified, with ongoing issues – and […]

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Residential Property Investing And First Home Buyers

First home buyers seem to be a popular topic of discussion in Australia. They’re either getting a lot of government incentives and grants on the one hand. Or, they are finding it tough to get into the property market due to rising house prices on the other. Over the years, I’ve been invited to talk at […]

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6 Reasons Why Negative Gearing Stinks

(UPDATE: – Read about the 2017 Budget changes to depreciation here). Dear Fellow Investors, I get it. I get what Bill Shorten and the Labor Party are trying to achieve by cutting negative gearing…but it stinks for 6 reasons. First, for those of you who might not know…Labor proposes to: Eliminate negative gearing to all […]

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