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August 10, 2017

INVESTMENTS & SEPARATION

DEALING WITH AN INVESTMENT WHEN SEPARATING:

Divorce is never an easy subject to discuss. If you or someone you know has recently divorced or are going through the separation process (and you own property) then you are going to have to determine how to administer or divide your shared ...

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August 10, 2017

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON?

When you decide to purchase property with someone else, be it a significant other, family member or a group of friends, you have the choice between a ‘Joint Tenancy’ or a ‘Tenancy in Common’;

 Joint Tenancy:

In a Joint Tenancy, each investor in the property has equal shares and equal responsibilities, regardless of how much they put towards the home deposit or...

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August 03, 2017

SNAPSHOT - ELIZABETH BAY

A stone’s throw from Potts Point and Darlinghurst - Elizabeth Bay is a fantastic location for Sydneysiders who love the convenience of city living, with the spectacular bonus of harbour views. With only 12 houses in the suburb, the proliferation of apartments is reflected in the statistics. (If you're in the market for an Elizabeth Bay house – and you can afford it – I wouldn’t be too concerned about the statistics below – you’ll find it always in demand );

 

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July 20, 2017

SNAPSHOT - BELLEVUE HILL

Home to a who's who of Sydney business, along with Scots College and Cranbrook School - we're getting into the top end of town at Bellevue Hill. Caught between the city, harbour, and the Bondi coastline - it's no wonder there's great demand in the area:


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July 13, 2017

SYDNEY PROPERTY STILL ON THE UP

Whilst auction clearance rates are fluctuating and may cause concern for some people – they’re not a true reflection of the marketplace for a couple of reasons – they rely on the real estate agent providing accurate info, and, they don’t reflect how many properties sell in the coming days because of the auction.

Therefore, let’s look at the data. Recent Corelogic property data (July) highlighted annual median home price growth across Sydney at 13.1%, despite measures...

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July 06, 2017

SNAPSHOT - POTTS POINT

Potts Point

What a suburb. Nestled between Elizabeth Bay, Darlinghurst and Woolloomooloo - Potts Point abounds in history and is punctuated with amazing entertainment and dining experiences – if you’ve ever been on Macleay, Challis Av, or Victoria St you’ll know what I’m talking about. Property growth has been sensational (better than it looks as some very small transactions skewed this year’s median) - look at the stats...

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June 22, 2017

SNAPSHOT - WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Woolloomooloo

Home to Russell Crowe, John Laws, Delta Goodrem and a host of other celebs - Woolloomooloo has become one of Sydney's more hip, affluent areas - conveniently wedged between The Domain and Potts Point. The gentrification of the suburb has seen a raft of renovation and development transform housing, whilst preserving cultural classics like Harry's Cafe de Wheels, the Old Fitzroy Hotel -  and don't forget the...

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June 16, 2017

DEPRECIATION AND YOU

WHAT DO THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEPRECIATION MEAN FOR YOU?

It’s been a couple of weeks since the federal budget announcement and since then we’ve had some time to review how the proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions will affect property investors. Although we are not expecting the legislation to be finalised anytime soon, we have been talking to the government with the aim of developing fair policy which covers all the necessary...

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June 14, 2017

SNAPSHOT - SURRY HILLS

INNER CITY OASIS

If you're a fan of inner city living and you live in Sydney - chances are you've spent time in Surry Hills at some point. Have you noticed that the suburb that was once an industrial hub full of working warehouse's seems like one of the more vibrant, diverse, and fun places to spend your time?? You're not imagining things - Surry...

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April 20, 2017

HOW TO FACE YOUR PROPERTY FEARS HEAD-ON

Real estate cycles come and go, but one fact always remains true – there is no exact science to property investing.

As much as we would like to believe we are able to control every part of the process, the reality is that investing in property is rarely a bump-free journey.  However, you can minimise your risks, which includes having clear strategies to help you deal with unexpected situations and setbacks when they arise. 

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