Foreign Investment and a xenophobic money grabbing Government

The vast majority of foreign nationals buying investment properties are buying apartments off the plan. These are the properties that are overpriced by usually 20%+ and are very difficult to lease out. They are quite often inner city or on the fringe in Docklands and Southbank. Foreigners hold them for 3-5 years and then they […]

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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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