Australian Property and Lending: Avoid Property Marketing Companies

My new book Property Finance Made Simple has taken off, and one of the parts of the earlier chapters is on affordability and tightening of lending in Australia. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you an article that came across my desk this week on a unique perspective into the impact of […]

Realestate.com.au article

This is an article published this week from Kate  Jones. Kate contacted me to contribute to the article. Happy reading http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/landlord-gives-notice/     Getting notice to vacate can come as a nasty surprise for tenants, but it doesn’t have to be all bad news. Landlords can ask tenants to leave before a lease ends if […]

Houses and blocks of land becoming smaller

“A new Great Australian Dream would look more like a row of terraces than a McMansion” The great Australian dream of owning a house on a quarter-acre block, while unrealistic for many first homeowners lends itself to investors wanting multiple properties with the goal of comfortable retirement income. NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes said at an Urban Development Institute […]

Negative Gearing

Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) discount Is negative gearing and the CGT discount the problem? It is fair to say that many firms and commentators and polarized on this issue. Everyone has an opinion, many come from a position of the ill-informed. There are so many considerations here it is remiss of anyone […]

Moving toward no aged pension in the future

Nationally, the problem that needs to be solved is inequity, so more people can have a dignified life, rather than working until the age of 80 then preparing to die. We have all heard and begun to believe that there may not be a pension in 20 years time. I believe there will be, but […]