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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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Released on: 31-Mar-2015 The Real Estate Institute of Australia also welcomed the discussion paper but does not share John Symond’s view of negative gearing; president Neville Sanders commented: “We are pleased that the paper dispels common misunderstandings about negative gearing. The report states that ‘negative gearing does not in itself, cause a tax distortion’ and […]

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Released on: 20-Mar-2015 The Federal Government is considering introducing new legislation tightening the legal definitions, closing loopholes and introducing a new range of penalties for inappropriate buying or selling of existing and new residential real estate in Australia. It is proposed there will be civil penalties for foreign nationals who don’t comply with the law […]

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Released on: 11-Mar-2015 Andrew Leigh Shadow Assistant Treasurer Alas, too often, people who should know better have tended to make ‘productivity’ synonymous with longer hours and less job security. As an economist, I love hearing real-world examples of how firms are raising productivity. Last year, I visited a manufacturing firm that makes mining machines. So […]

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