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June RBA Meeting

By | June 6, 2017

It should come as no surprise that the RBA has again decided at today’s board meeting to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. I feel a bit like a broken record, as for the last few months we have… Read More

Federal Budget Update

By | May 10, 2017

    We thought we would give you our quick synopsis of Tuesday night’s Federal Budget, inasmuch as it relates to us as Property Investors.   Starting generally, the budget appears to have kept the ratings agencies happy… Read More

RBA Cash Rate Update

By | May 2, 2017

As we have been saying for some time now, we don’t expect the RBA to move on the official cash rate in the near term, based on the current economic conditions. So it should come as no surprise… Read More

Do Investors Have a Lot to Learn from Their Better Halves?

By | May 1, 2017

  Let’s take a look at a controversial topic: how do men and women differ as investors, and what can each sex learn from the other? To start with, a bit of economic background. In March 2017, The… Read More

RBA Monetary Policy Decision: 4 April 2017

By | April 4, 2017

Unsurprisingly, the Board of the RBA has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%. As we have said since late last year, we don’t expect conditions in Australia, or globally, to push the RBA off the… Read More

Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k

By | March 25, 2017

First Steps for First-Time Homebuyers to Get Easier from 1 July Victoria’s Labour Premier Daniel Andrews has recently announced 7 new policies in a little under a week to attempt to address the issue of housing affordability (or… Read More

RBA Holding Firm Once Again

By | March 7, 2017

Unsurprisingly, the RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5% p.a. at its meeting today, Tuesday, 7 March 2017. In fact, we would not be at all surprised to see rates stay on… Read More

Time vs. Money?

By | March 1, 2017

Wow, it’s March already. I guess there’s no denying time really does “march on” — pardon the pun! Maybe this is as good a time as any to ponder what time means to you, especially when it comes… Read More