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Monthly Archive for September, 2015

The share market seems to be featuring heavily in the news lately. Billions of dollars are wiped from the Australian stock exchange one day, small gains made the next. Jittery shareholders are kept guessing and stressing! Melbourne’s property market also moves and changes, but how does it fair over the longer term? Historical evidence shows […]

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Owning a rental property at a time when the market is well balanced, as it is currently, is every landlord’s dream. However, steady vacancy rates do not automatically translate to higher rental income if your property is not up to market standard. Here are a few hints on how to maximise your rental returns and […]

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Serious property investors who have already devised an investment strategy will already understand the differences between high cash flow and high capital growth properties. For first time buyers however, it might not be so clear. According to Smart Property Investment magazine, cash flow properties generally return a high rental yield of around 6-10%. In contrast, […]

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It’s official…again! The experts have declared what we all know to be true – Melbourne is the world’s most livable city. For the fifth year in a row, the Economists Intelligence Unit’s latest livability survey places Melbourne in the number one position. The survey evaluates 140 cities from across the globe and ranks them on […]

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, with some further softening in conditions in China and east Asia of late, but stronger US growth. Key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago, in part […]

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