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What to do about speeding Sydney?

What to do about speeding Sydney?

Sydney is the home of the Reserve Bank. From their prime location on Martin Place, the economic boffins ponder the pecuniary particulars of Australians across our large nation. But it is the property ...

Stock analyst'€s lesson for property investors

Stock analyst'€s lesson for property investors

We property types tend to see ourselves as a breed apart from professionals of other investment asset classes. We inhabit a domain of bricks and mortar, auctions as street theatre and home sweet home. ...

Understanding discretionary sellers

Understanding discretionary sellers

Death, debt and divorce are three major drivers of property listings. Unhappy events for those involved, but manna from heaven for estate agents in their eternal quest for listings.

Can I make money renovating?

Can I make money renovating?

Neither over-capitalise nor under-capitalise Direct property investment has never been a passive occupation. Unlike shares or bonds, one can’t set and forget for years on end. Tenants must be found, served and replaced from time to time. Checking in regularly with the managing agent should be an ingrained discipline to maintain an even keel and avoid surprises.  And, every few years, the property will require renovations...

State elections matter. But not for the property market

State elections matter. But not for the property market

Whilst state politicians have a strong influence over property taxes, grants and planning rules, elections themselves and the stripe of the Premier are of little consequence to house prices. The real drivers are the major structural economic issues - the opening up of the economy, the increased participation of women in the workforce, and changes in inflation and interest rates - and these are arguably outside the control of state governments.

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