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Rents continue to rise despite national building boom “Rents in most capital cities continue to rise due to an ongoing shortage of rental properties, according to the March Domain.com.au Rental Report. Unit rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra over the March quarter, the report revealed. ” http://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/rents-continue-to-rise-despite-national-building-boom-214165.aspx  

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 ATO releases long-awaited LRBA guidance Professionals are scrambling to ensure SMSF trustees are compliant with new rules which are touted as “kiss of death” for some related party loans.  The key pieces for property loans are quoted below or you can read the full article by clicking on the link. “On interest rates for real […]

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http://www.ifa.com.au/news/15925-professional-standards-to-improve-vertical-integration-concerns?utm_source=IFA&utm_campaign=01_04_16&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1   Note:  Commentary by the executive director of the The Ethics Centre, Simon Longstaff about financial planning as a profession.  Is this the path for property investment advice?

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Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014-15 Media Release 30 March 2016 Melbourne our fastest-growing capital Melbourne is officially Australia’s fastest growing capital city, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Melbourne’s population grew by 2.1 per cent in 2014-15, down slightly from 2.2 per cent last year, but still higher than […]

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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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Released on: 28-Jan-2015 The Federal Government is seeking to increase the professional standards of those managing the retirement wealth of all Australian’s.  Does this mean the property investment advice sector faces a very steep transition to professional standards once it is regulated? “FPA rivals seek professional status“ Written by Aleks Vickovich Wednesday, 28 January 2015 www.ifa.com.au The […]

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Released on: 02-Aug-2012 PIAA is seeking to take the real estate component out of Property Investment Advice and through the provision of PI insurance meet advice professionals such as Financial Planners with support for their clients with this unregulated product. FOFA offers the Financial Planner the opportunity through their SOA to allocate capital to property, […]

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