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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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Brisbane’s Most Investible Suburbs

In much the same way as Melbourne’s million dollar suburbs have changed over the years, Brisbane’s landscape has also changed. According to figures from The National Property Research Co. the number of million dollar sales in Brisbane has more than trebled over the last ten years, despite the interruption of the Global Financial Crisis. Some […]

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How to Invest in Brisbane’s Booming Off-The-Plan Apartment Market

When investing in property, you’ll want to make sure that it offers a good return without undue risk, and that the property can be managed easily. Right now, investing in property in Brisbane offers the property investor all of these elements. Brisbane’s property market has lagged the recent growth of Sydney, but that looks set […]

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Save Stamp Duty When Investing in Off-The-Plan Property, and Increase Your Profit

Wherever you buy property in Australia, you’ll be required to pay stamp duty based on the value of the property that you purchase. The amount you’ll have to pay depends on the value of the property to be purchased and the state in which you are buying. Some states, such as Victoria, offer certain concessions […]

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The Five Step Settlement Process for Off-the-Plan Property Investment

Once you’ve paid your deposit for an off-the-plan property, there’s nothing more to do until it’s time to settle the final mount and begin to benefit from rental income and tax advantages. It’s also probable – if you’ve made sure you’ve invested wisely  – that your property value will already have increased by thousands of […]

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Queen’s Wharf: The Redefining of Brisbane as a New World City

Brisbane’s growing million dollar property market is spreading rapidly from its traditional suburbs. Prices are rising due to a number of factors, but they are rising fastest where the lifestyle requirements of residents are being realised. Queen’s Wharf promises to be a truly world-class development that goes beyond anything else available in Brisbane today. Combining […]

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How to Get the Taxman and Your Tenant to Pay for Your Investment Property

Even if you fund the whole amount of your property investment, it might be that you could fund your investment for less than it costs to buy a cup of coffee once a week. This is because of something called negative gearing and the way in which tax deductions are calculated in Australia: when this […]

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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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Sydney’s price growth outshines the rest

Further incentive for making a Sydney property investment has been presented by the Domain Group’s latest House Price Report, which points towards considerable increases.

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What does the future hold for the cash rate?

Many Melbourne property investors are likely to have had their eye firmly on the official cash rate recently, with many analysts speculating about what the future might have in store.

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