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Memo to the IMF: there is no housing bubble

By Ross Guest, Griffith University It says radical policies are required to deflate this emerging housing bubble, such as a stamp duty on house purchases by foreign residents and government imposed controls on bank lending for housing. The IMF’s analysis of global house prices – especially with respect to countries like Australia – is misleading….

Property market myths and common facts; Melbourne

Source: RP Data research Quite often, myths or commonly accepted facts about the property market can turn out to be incorrect when a review of the actual numbers is conducted. Do people really buy and sell every 7 years? It’s often said that most home owners buy and sell every seven years, however, research shows…

Our financial literacy workshops kick off

By Cam McLellan Al my business partner and I were recently out at one of the secondary schools talking to the students about the basics of investing and property as an investment option. But I decided to start my property section a little different from usual and I think it really woke them up. I…

Tax time preparation tips for property investors

Source: YIP magazine It is that time of the year again to get your documents together in readiness for your accountant to lodge your annual income tax return. Here are our top tax time tips for your end of financial year preparation: 1) Understand what you can claim: The simplest way to maximise your tax…