Three lessons from wars past that we can see or expect in Australia

As the situation worsened overseas, Australia’s policy makers were lucky to have more time than their counterparts in Europe and Asia to prepare before the worst of the crisis hit our shores. They formulated a massive fiscal intervention, combined with unprecedented levels of government control over society and the transition of a large proportion of […]

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Top 10 Unit Oversupply Areas in Australia

Property markets around Australia are facing headwinds, in fact they are facing challenges from many directions. But as always our markets are fragmented. Some areas are performing well, especially established suburbs in our capital cities and some regional locations. While other segments of our property markets are best avoided. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said property […]

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The wealth gap in Australia is growing wider

You may have heard journalists and economists use the phrase “two-tiered economy” in the past, and wondered: what does it actually mean? Without over-simplifying, it’s exactly what it sounds like – it means there are two streams of the economy running concurrently. In one, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and in the […]

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What will life be like in a smaller Australia [video]

Australia won’t see high population growth at pre-COVID levels for years. This is a problem for many sectors. Our education system is underwritten by international students, our residential construction sector depends on a steady stream of new residents needing to be housed and all the highly skilled jobs that our economy created couldn’t possibly have […]

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Australia Is Going to Fall into Recession in 2020

It’s no secret that Australia is going to fall into recession. But what does that really mean? How will this affect you, your job, your finances and the value of your home or your investment properties? So what is a recession? A recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial […]

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Despite Covid 19 Australia has 46 NEW million-dollar suburbs

Believe it or not…Australia has 46 new million-dollar suburbs despite the Coronavirus induced recession. Melbourne saw median house prices in 24 suburbs exceed the seven-figure threshold this year, while Sydney had 15 and Brisbane, seven. ​Despite everything that’s been thrown at them, our property markets have remained remarkably resilient. And the upper end of the […]

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A Complete Guide to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in Australia

The thing about property investing is that eventually you, or your beneficiaries if you hold for the extremely long-term, will likely have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the time when the Federal Government gets their share of the profit that you’ve made from investing in property as it’s technically classed as personal […]

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This weekend’s auction results – Clearance rates around Australia

Low volumes at weekend auctions remain the order of the day, but remember this is a long “Queen’s Birthday” weekend in many parts of Australia. This was the fifth weekend for Sydney holding kerbside auctions and the fourth for Melbourne and this weekend the auction clearance rates were more subdued following a downward trend last […]

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