Auction Clearance Rates

Auction clearance rates are now offered to us by REIV, APM and RP Data. They are all different as they have a different collection method. They are from different sample sizes, different properties and will just about always be different results. However, the exact number is not what is important. It is the movement, or […]

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Changes in First Home Owners Grant

It has been announced by the State Government that the $7000 First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) will change on 1st July 2013. The grant will be increased to $10,000 but the eligibility criteria also changes substantially. First home buyers are only eligible for this grant if they are purchasing a new home. Considering there are […]

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Investors looking at Off-The-Plan Sales need to beware

Investors chase profit in three ways: Capital growth, Rental yield and Tax deductions. There was an old adage I once heard many, many years ago: Never buy an asset where the sole purpose is to lose money and get tax deductions! In other words, long-term capital growth should always be your focus when buying property […]

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