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5 Ways Our Workshops Will Change The Way You Think About Money Forever

Monday Aug 14th 2017

If you don’t have a target, how can you aim for it?
Since 2011 we have shown over 11,000 people how they can take action towards living the life they truly want to live. Whether that be by retiring early, investing in property, creating a passive income, or simply not being reliant on the pension.
So, to offer some inspiration, we thought it would be helpful to share with you some valuable information and that you can use to change …

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Melbourne Leads Cities On Prices

Monday Aug 7th 2017

The two biggest cities, the ones that have had the boom markets, are past their peaks, notably Sydney.
Melbourne is gradually fading also, but is behind Sydney in the cycle and has more life left in its markets.
Indeed, our research for the Winter Edition of The Price Predictor Index finds that Melbourne still leads the capital cities on growth markets. It has 60 suburbs with rising sales activity, while Adelaide is challenging with 50 rising suburbs.
Brisbane, with 33, …

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Mortgage Stress Lower Than 2011

Wednesday Jul 19th 2017





Households are experiencing lower levels of mortgage stress than ve years ago, says data from the past two censuses analysed by the Grattan Institute. Mortgage stress is de ned as spending 30% or more of household income on home loan repayments.
“In 2011, about 10% of households had mortgage stress. Today it’s only 7%,” Grattan Institute chief executive John Daley says.
Low-interest rates have made it easier for households to meet mortgage repayments.
“If a typical …

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Census Shows Rising Role Of Investors

Monday Jul 3rd 2017

Census 2016 data shows the rising importance to the housing market of property investors, as the level of home ownership gradually declines.
When compared with the previous Census in 2011, the proportion of households with mortgages is essentially unchanged. But the proportion of households who own their homes outright has declined.
It means that, since 2011, total home ownership has dropped from 67% of households to 65.5%.
According to the new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 31% …

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10 Things to Kick Start your Wealth Goals in the New Financial Year

Monday Jun 19th 2017

It has always been said that for a wealth creation strategy to be successful, you must listen and learn from the right group of people – or in short, “Only listen to people who are where you want to be…!”
Apart from this, education has always been termed as the key to success.
Some people may argue that the most celebrated personalities such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates did not have a high-end education to match their …

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Dream Still Alive But Is Changing

Monday Jun 19th 2017

A new survey shows that the Australian property dream is still within reach, but the traditional notions of home ownership are being challenged.
The survey results were published in the CommBank Connected Future Report through a partnership with CommBank and social researcher Claire Madden.
It reveals most Australians still believe obtaining property is possible, but the dream of the standalone house on land has been traded in for other housing options.
According to the report, 48% of new residential approvals …

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Brisbane Leads On Interstate Migration

Monday Jun 12th 2017

Brisbane has become the leading capital city for internal migration, netting its highest numbers in a decade.
Latest ABS gures saw Brisbane record the highest internal migration net gain of all capital cities (10,149 people) in FY2016, while Sydney lost double that number (-23,176). House prices are assumed to have something to do with these trends.
Brisbane’s net gain was higher than that of Melbourne (8,300) and Hobart (400), while other capitals to log net losses included Adelaide (-6,100), …

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Tax Policy Favours Home Owners

Tuesday May 30th 2017

Home-owners are far more tax-advantaged than investors and Labor’s plan to limit negative gearing would do little to help first-home buyers, says a new analysis that questions Labor’s policy costings.
A comparison of returns for owner-occupiers and investors from buying a typical house reveals the capital gains tax exemption for owner-occupiers far exceeds the value of negative gearing benefits.
“Current tax policy heavily favours owner-occupiers over investors, although that’s not the common view,” says Graham Young, director of the Australian …

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Stamp Duty Stops Would-be Sellers

Thursday May 25th 2017

More than one-third of home-owners who have their homes appraised by a real estate agent will not go through with the sale because of high government costs, an LJ Hooker survey has found.
Head of research at LJ Hooker, Mathew Tiller, says stamp duty is sti ing sales. “The cost of change is the biggest deterrent for home-owners when deciding whether to list their properties,” he says. “It’s about home-owners looking where they’re going to buy next and how much …

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