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By: Rosemary Johnston- Thursday, April 18, 2013 The latest quarterly St George – Melbourne Institute Survey of Household Financial Conditions was released on April 1st and shows some interesting facts about the financial management skills of Australians. Over 60% are paying 0-10% of their after tax salaries to service debt. Over 40% are living debt […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Friday, April 12, 2013 Many of us are searching for quality content to support our understanding of the property market. We need to evaluate the potential for capital growth and why different markets in Australia are performing better than others.  For many of us it is confirmation of why buying around […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Monday, January 21, 2013 Where are the best capital growth investments? Working out which areas in Australia, your city or your suburb are performing above the national, capital city or regional area capital growth averages is what most of us are looking to identify for new purchases. Capital growth is a […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Tuesday, January 08, 2013 Successful property investment in 2013 is more challenging as rapidly changing economic drivers impact our results in the Australian property market.  It is no longer enough to buy anything that looks good and hope it will go up in value over time.  Most of us have much higher […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Sunday, November 25, 2012 An overview of the population and housing markets of capital cities is vital to our property investment knowledge.  It supports our understanding for the comparison of opportunities. If we add key economic, and supply and demand data that are the drivers of capital growth we have an even […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Monday, October 29, 2012 Most of us want to achieve an end result through investing.  We have a goal, that goal for many of us is not crisp and shiny so we can see it clearly.  It needs to be.  We need to have an end point defined in a way […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Monday, October 29, 2012 PS The ABS also release quarterly updates.  The latest came out on 27th September 2012 and was until March 2012. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0 Western Australia has reached a whooping 3.1% and Queensland is back on track at 1.7%, ACT is still growing strongly at 1.9% and NSW is steady at […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Thursday, October 25, 2012 Unlike what many say population growth statistics can identify the areas that have above average opportunity for growth, capital growth, the sort we investors love!  In my nerdy review of good due diligence sources the ABS data is outstanding.  Yes, they have been recently criticised for over estimating […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Sunday, October 21, 2012 I like to do property research.  Yes, I am probably a property nerd when it comes to this part (and maybe more…).  Due diligence and I are good friends.  I like to go to the Department of Infrastructure and Planning in each State, track down Government authority reports […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Friday, May 04, 2012 The question is will the banks pass on the rate cut to consumers?  The reserve bank is obviously concerned about economic growth and certainly the first part of the year has been slow. The property markets have been slow too. The size of the rate cut should […]

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