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In the 2017-2018 Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on the 9th of May 2017, the Government proposed changes to the Taxation Laws. From 1 July this year, all travel deduction relating to inspecting, maintaining or collecting rent for a rental property – previously allowable – will be disallowed. This is relevant for […]

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Young Investors

For several years now, there has been a significant focus on how difficult it is for young people to break into the property market. Compared to 30 years ago, there’s now twice as many Australians renting, and for many Generation Y’s now in their 20’s and 30’s, buying their own home is still an unattainable […]

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent.  The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China’s […]

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Melbourne’s median price has moderated following four successive quarters of growth, providing positive news for house hunters in 2016. The median price fell marginally in the December quarter – down 0.1 per cent to a median house price of $718,000 – following solid growth of 4.5 per cent in September. REIV Chief Executive Officer, Enzo […]

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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 softening in conditions in the Asian region, continuing US growth and a recovery in Europe. Key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago, reflecting increased […]

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Melbourne’s property market continues to break records this year, with the latest median house price increasing to almost $730,000 in the three months to September 30. This latest data released by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) shows the median price was up 4.5 per cent from the previous quarter, making it the highest […]

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Despite a median house price of $706,000 and apartment price of $545,500, many of Melbourne’s desirable suburbs boast homes for $200,000-plus – in the inner north and south of the city. REIV Chief Executive Officer, Enzo Raimondo, said Melbourne’s most affordable one-bedroom apartments are located in Carlton – which recorded a June median price of […]

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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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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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