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Monthly Archive for October, 2015

Property, especially in Australia’s capital cities, remains a financially rewarding investment in the long term with houses doubling in value roughly every 10 years. Astute investors do their research, locating well-positioned properties in areas where there has been proven rental demand and lifestyle value. With record-low interest rates, both owner-occupiers and investors have been competing […]

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These days, a good number of prospective tenants own a pet. (Over 50% of all Australian households own a cat or a dog). As a landlord, allowing pets or not is a personal choice. In a buoyant market landlords can afford to say no. However, there are a lot of good tenants who do have […]

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Seen a property you’d like to make yours? Have you been given the Due Diligence Checklist? Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you do buy it. The Due Diligence Checklist aims to help you […]

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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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