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By: Rosemary Johnston – Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Land banking has helped developers create fortunes over the years.  They have bought and held large tracts of land on the edge of cities and towns that have eventually been developed for new housing.  This was a speculative investment that required holding the land with no income […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Friday, November 13, 2015   According to Bernard Salt, “Only rich people can afford to live on Manhattan island and everyone else lives out in Brooklyn.” I Googled it and Brooklyn is only about 30minutes by subway from Manhattan. Not very far at all. Manhattan prices are sky high and only […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Thursday, September 03, 2015 The Australian residential property marketing had risen from an estimated A$5.2Tr in March 2014 to an estimated value of A$6Tr in July 2015 according to CoreLogic RP Data. If we thought the capital growth rates disguised in that rise were spectacular we may be surprised by what […]

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 By: Rosemary Johnston- Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Most us take a while to earn enough money, or have enough equity growth in our home to invest in property. As a result we expect our funds to work hard. We want our investment property to increase in value faster than inflation and create true wealth for […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Wednesday, October 08, 2014 A client sent me a link to the latest BIS Shrapnel report as published by Property Observer.  I was impressed. He is a relatively new investor who is keen to learn more. BIS Shrapnel is a reputable research group that do economic research.  They explore the trends for […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Friday, September 26, 2014 Big data is the term on everyone’s lips. What is it and what does it do? “Self-driving cars were just the start. What’s the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what’s next for machine learning — and human […]

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 By: Rosemary Johnston- Wednesday, August 20, 2014 This guy, Cameron McEvoy, writes a great article from time to time for the Property Observer. Here is his latest offering. The biggest tip in this one is turning an oversized laundry into another bedroom can be a low cost way to increase the accommodation and add value […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston – Thursday, August 14, 2014 SMSF rules for borrowing, improvement of the asset and tenancy by a related party for a commercial property are well set out and considered in this recent news article by Daniel Butler and Tina Conitsiotis, DBA Lawyers. http://www.smsfadviseronline.com.au/columns/item/230-lrbas-and-related-party-leases-what-you-need-to-know?utm_source=SMSFAdviser&utm_campaign=SMSFAdviser_Bulletin13_08_2014&utm_medium=email

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Investment in appealing infrastructure has been a key capital growth driver for property. How do we look behind this to see further? Investment and consumption of electricity and gas give an insight into changing trends in society. Integration of them into our property investment strategy should assist to […]

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By: Rosemary Johnston- Monday, August 04, 2014 The fourth annual Intimate with Self-Managed Superannuation Report was released earlier this year and offers parallels for the Property Investment Advice Sector. According to George Lucas of Instreet, the report highlights that there is demand for professional advice about investment strategies that is not being met.  To use […]

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