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BUDGET BLUES

27 Jun 2017
With the Senate passing the Gonski education funding, it looks like the budget will go through as announced. It is largely more of the same - big deficits and some tax increases. For property, low interest rates and availability of money mean prop...

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FINANCIAL FIRE ALARM!!

30 May 2017
The State Government has changed the way fire brigades and other emergency services are financed. Instead of a levy on insurance policies the levy will apply to all properties from 1st July and will be added to Council rates. The rates are as fol...

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STAMP DUTY IS GLUING UP THE SYSTEM!

19 Jan 2017
The Government is resisting any change to this tax. Stamp Duty is now more than $100,000 for a home purchased close to the city (at $2,100,000). Why are economists then surprised that listings are low in this market? A dynamic economy needs to be ...

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TRUMP & BREXIT - ARE WE DOOMED?

21 Dec 2016
The answer to this is, we think not! We know first hand the crushing blow of ever increasing regulation and compliance. On top of that, business, and in particular our industry, are constantly criticised by our press. These results are an indicati...

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​INVESTOR ALERT! STRATA

8 Dec 2016
From 1 December a whole raft of changes to Strata Law came into effect. Many are good reforms, such as the ability to “recycle” older blocks with less than 100% agreement to sell and attention given to illegal parking. One small change...

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