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Two important things you need to be financially secure – Property WOD |Ep. 233|

Do you know what drives some people to take control of their financial future, whilst others sit back? https://www.opencorp.com.au/news/the-better-and-best-of-buying-property-in-your-super-property-wod-ep-223/ https://www.opencorp.com.au/news/reviewing-your-superannuation-plan-property-wod-ep-222/ http://www.afr.com/news/politics/women-save-more-in-super-than-men–sometimes-20160329-gntsue

Negative Gearing Announcement Welcomed

Source: HIA The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister and Treasurer that negative gearing arrangements will remain unchanged. “Negative gearing promotes private investment in the residential rental market, stimulates economic activity and relieves pressure off social housing and ultimately the public purse,” said HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy and…

Pitfalls of the recreational developer

By Matthew Lewison As with many in the industry, I started my life in property buying investment properties and then moved into small developments when I had sufficient equity. My development career started with a dual-occupancy strategy. My brother and I would buy an old property on a reasonable sized suburban lot (say 800-1000 square…

Property Investing: Taking the First Step

By Al Lewison Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? I’m not talking about that excellent movie featuring Ashton Kutcher, but a scientific paper, written in 1967. The paper posed the question: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil, create a tornado in Texas? The idea being that a really small action…