A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

September is here and spring is coming! The month starts with Father’s Day, and we close out the month with something most dads love — the Footy Finals! Can you believe how fast this year is passing and that Footy Finals are about to start? Every year around this time, the cream of crop rises [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:17:03+00:00September 1st, 2017|Investment Advice, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

Nothing Is as Constant as Change

In investing and in life, how you feel about change can have a big impact on the quality of your results. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean As you read this, Luke and I have just returned from [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:13:51+00:00August 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Nothing Is as Constant as Change

June RBA Meeting

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 been saying that the economic environment we find ourselves in is more heavily weighted to the downside, not [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:18:09+00:00June 6th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on June RBA Meeting

Federal Budget Update

    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 and our AAA Credit Rating intact (for now), with measures forecast to move the budget back [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:18:23+00:00May 10th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Federal Budget Update

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

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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its landmark employment study, which singled out stay-at-home mums [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:18:56+00:00May 1st, 2017|Financial Freedom, Investment Advice, Property Investment, Property Investment Tips|Comments Off on Do Investors Have a Lot to Learn from Their Better Halves?

RBA Monetary Policy Decision: 4 April 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 fence anytime soon. Unfortunately, in Australia, rising property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, fueled in large part [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:19:08+00:00April 4th, 2017|In the news, Property Investment|Comments Off on RBA Monetary Policy Decision: 4 April 2017

Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k

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 rather lack thereof). This included announcing that from 1 July 2017, Stamp Duty will be abolished [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:28:20+00:00March 25th, 2017|In the news, Melbourne Property, Property Investment|Comments Off on Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k

RBA Holding Firm Once Again

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 hold for the rest of 2017, given the current macroeconomic picture. Low global growth, inflation figures, [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:25:57+00:00March 7th, 2017|In the news, Property Investment|Comments Off on RBA Holding Firm Once Again

Is The Sydney Property Market Really That Hot?

Sydney's property market has been experiencing unsustainable price growth in recent years. And not just in the city itself, but in the surrounding suburbs as well. So, what’s behind this steady rise in prices...and what does the future hold for the property market in Sydney? Let's look at what has caused these double digit [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:26:39+00:00March 1st, 2017|Australian Property, Property Investment|Comments Off on Is The Sydney Property Market Really That Hot?