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Tax Tips: Switching Your Home into a Rental Property

There are many reasons why homeowners may choose to change their current principal place of residence (PPOR) into an investment property. Perhaps they are looking to upgrade to a larger – or perhaps downsize to a smaller – model, and wish to retain the original property as an investment, or maybe they have been geographically relocated due to work obligations. Regardless of the reason, there are numerous factors that homeowners, and subsequent investors, should be aware of when making the switch...
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Ten Tips for Picking Property Hotspots in Australia

The biggest skill an investor can have is to know how to predict the market. Obviously no one has a crystal ball and no one can predict with 100% certainty what's going to happen, but there are ways to form an educated opinion. And let's face it, choosing an investment based on an educated opinion is better than taking a stab in the dark, which is what many investors do. So how can you predict the property market? The best way to make money in real estate is by investing in the hot spots. Tha...
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Unit demand to remain strong with continuing under-supply forecasted

Australia’s chronic property shortage is set to be one of the key issues underlying the real estate market for years to come, and will drive up the demand for units, says the government’s housing supply advisory. According to the National Housing Supply Council’s recently released State of Supply Report 2011, Australia’s overall shortage of dwellings sits at 186,800 and is projected to hit 640,000 by 2030. In terms of sheer numbers, the largest housing shortfalls are in NSW and Queensland,...
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Mortgage Refinancers Boost Loan Market Activity

More and more Australians are looking for a better deal on their home loan, with the most recent data from the ABS revealing that refinancing activity jumped by 17% over 12 months and 5% over three months. With the RBA having since instigated back to back interest rate cuts, it is predicted that real estate activity will increase further in the coming months. “The RBA rate cuts in November and December have brought forward queries of those looking to refinance and also first home buyers, p...
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Housing confidence continues to slump in NSW, VIC

Property confidence is down in Australia’s biggest states as investors look to resource-rich areas in 2012. A Property Council-ANZ survey found real estate professionals are more confident about demand from investors in South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory, which are linked to major resource projects. The top performing territory in the survey was NT, which increased from 120 points in September to 145 points. Confidence in Queensland jumped 10 points from ...
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Darwin: More fuel for Australia’s property hotspot

Japanese resources giant Inpex has made the long-awaited announcement that its $30bn Ichthys gas project will go ahead, fuelling speculation that Darwin’s property market is set to take off. The project, which will see natural gas pumped into the city for processing into liquefied natural gas (LNG), is expected to boost the Northern Territory’s gross state product by 18% per year over the course of 40 years, says Inpex. In dollar terms, Inpex expects the Ichthys gas project to boost the Au...
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2012 Australian Property Market is all about First Home Buyers

First time buyers are expected to be the major players in the property market this year, according to a nationwide poll of mortgage brokers. The Loan Market poll of 252 of its brokers found that 36% of respondents expected first time buyers to dominate the housing finance market in 2012. Investors came in at a close second, with 33% of respondents picking out Australia’s property investors as this year’s expected dominant force, while refinancers came in third with 30%. "Our brokers are...
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Property: 10 tips for choosing the best location

Shopping for your new home or next investment property? When you’re in the market for a new piece of real estate, finding the right location is crucial to ensure strong long-term capital growth – so we’ve rounded up some advice to help you locate the best possible spot! Tip One: Know your budget For most buyers, your budget dictates which areas you can afford to live in or invest. “The best way to determine your budget is to meet with a mortgage broker or lender and obtain a pre-approv...
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