Around the country, the affordability of housing is a key and growing concern for many people. It’s a problem not only for first home buyers and key workers on minimum wages, who are often the ‘go to’ for sensationalised media, but also a concern for a growing number of Mum and Dad and the smaller…

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A parent’s drive to protect and nurture their offspring is an unstoppable force. Humans are, quite simply, programmed for it. From the first moment those insidious little buggers look into your eyes, you are smitten. Suddenly, dreams of early retirement, that Lamborghini and quiet holiday getaways at your beachfront unit must be set aside. You’ve…

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We live in the golden age of borderless investing. Remote inspections, locality-based buyer’s agents and other experts, and open access to a range of data and advice. 2021 has proved you don’t need to leave your armchair to invest in property across the nation. So, in an era where literally every market is open to…

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Depreciation and Capital Gains Tax

There are plenty of quandaries swirling around the zeitgeist which confound me. For example, what university course should I take to become a millionaire ‘influencer’? Also, why wasn’t our national anthem composed by a sweat-drenched, pub-rock band from Adelaide? Big questions that someone else will have to resolve I’m afraid. However, there is a line…

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Oh, the swings and roundabouts of pandemic property investment! That sounds like the title track of a Gilbert and Sullivan production. It conjures up images of barely-in-control players swinging each other about the stage while traversing vocal gymnastics of the highest calibre. Property markets have been riding a similar emotional rollercoaster. We’ve gone from famine…

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