Australian’s love affair with investing in Residential Property proven to be far more contagious than Covid-19.

Regulators have not yet started to roll out a vaccine for Australia’s other pandemic – the highly infectious love of Australian property which has caused the most dynamic and fastest growing market in over two decades. The NIA team have done the numbers and in fact have proven that Australian’s love affair with residential property …

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Is the Australian Homeownership Dream Now Out Of Reach?

New research this week has suggested that professional property valuers believe that Australian property prices will continue to soar despite home ownership being out of reach to many already. I purchased my first property for $86,000 in my early 20s when interest rates were just below 20%. Little did I know that that decision would …

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2021 July Olympics to fuel Brisbane housing boom

Brisbane house prices could more than double by the time the 2032 Olympic Games roll around, taking median home values above $1.4 million, an economist predicts. PRD chief economist Diaswati Mardiasmo said this growth rate would be consistent with the market’s past performance during the G20 summit in 2014 in Brisbane, when dwelling prices surged …

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Quarterly Economic Update April – June 2021

Employment surprise JobKeeper was a cornerstone of Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It provided millions of Australians with an ongoing income and kept thousands of businesses afloat, so when it came to an end in March expectations were that there would be a sharp spike in unemployment. One estimate was that 150,000 workers would …

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The joys of winter exercise

Although Australia doesn’t have the extreme cold of many other countries, it’s tempting to curl up under a blanket with a hot chocolate on cold and windy days. On the other hand, it would be a shame to lose the benefits of all the hard work you’ve put in during those summer months of exercise. …

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2021 Federal Budget Highlights

Greater flexibility for older Australians to boost superannuation, continued support for small business, and extra help for struggling homebuyers are key drivers in the Federal Government’s 2021 Budget, designed to steer Australia away from a pandemic recession. Retirement savings proposals Australians aged 67 to 74 will no longer need to satisfy the ‘work test’ requirements …

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The impact of tax deductions on investment property

Property is a popular investment asset that contains a number of significant advantages including income generation, capital growth, resistance to major market downturns and substantial tax deductions. Although tax deductions and offsets shouldn’t be the key reason to invest in property, if you have purchased a property make sure that you use every concession available …

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5 ways to benefit from record low interest rates

Interest rates have never been lower, and it’s possible they might fall even further. This creates opportunities for householders and businesses, so how can you best take advantage of low interest rates? Pay off your debt more quickly By maintaining constant repayments as interest rates fall, you’ll reduce the time it takes to pay off …

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