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How the states are stacking up

Source: Australian Property Investor Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s research department has released its latest State of the States report, which gives a snapshot of what’s going on in the states’ economies across Australia by examining the indicators of economic growth, retail spending, equipment investment, unemployment, construction work done, population growth, housing finance and dwelling commencements….

Investing in a State Other Than Your Own

By Cam McLellan Today I want to talk about investing in multiple capital cities and how to be comfortable and secure buying an investment property in a market other than where you live. Most people get serious about investing and their financial goals at around 30 and if you think about the worst case scenario,…

Setting up Your Property Team: Choosing a Broker

By Cam McLellan As a property investor your professional team is vitally important to your success. I’ve previously written about how to choose your conveyancer and today I’m going to look at brokers. Your broker can make you or break you. To give a real life example, I’m going to talk about a situation my…

September National housing market update

Source: CoreLogic Capital city dwelling values increased by a healthy 0.9% over the first month of Spring, taking the quarterly rate of growth to 4.0% and annual rate of growth to 11.0%. The strong growth rate was mostly related to a 2.4% surge in Melbourne dwelling values over the month, while Sydney recorded flat conditions…

Setting up Your Property Team: Choosing a Conveyancer

By Cam McLellan We’ve spoken about accountants, conveyancers and brokers forming part of your team and today I want to follow up and give you a run down about conveyancers. Al and I refer to the day I bought my first property as, ‘What’s a conveyancer? Day’. Picture this, I’m sitting in the agents office,…