Australian Property Market

New $5,000 FIRB Fee To Impact Foreign Investors

As at 1st December 2015, there will be new fees for Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) applications.  A new $5,000 FIRB fee will impact most of our non resident investors.   The new FIRB fees will start at $5,000 for residential acquisitions less than $1 million, with an additional $10,000 for each million dollars that […]

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Why APRA’s Mortgage Restrictions are Good News for Off-The-Plan Property Investors

The Australian Prudential and Regulatory Authority (APRA) announced measures this week that promise to restrict access to mortgages for property investment. While the news has sent reverberations through the investment community, those investing in off-the-plan properties are likely to be least affected, given the way that most investors are funding these properties. Banks and other […]

Australian Property Prices: Where They are Heading Through 2015

Property investors would be forgiven for being confused about the outlook for property prices, especially in the short term. Never before has opinion been so divided. Bloomberg View’s William Pesek recently wrote that rising unemployment, falling business expenditure, and global deflation pales into insignificance when compared to a property market gripped by “irrational exuberance beyond […]

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The 5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Successful Property Investment

We’ve all heard of property investment nightmares. Horror stories of off-the-plan properties that were never built; investors who suffered financial loss because of poor tenant choice; or simply being unable to see through to profit because of poor cash flow. While such nightmares are, in reality, few and far between, they are the ones that […]