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What are our alternatives to stamp duty?

What are our alternatives to stamp duty?
Date: 28 July 2015

If you were looking for one controversy that has excited debate in the property market over the past few months, it's stamp duty. The contentious tax has been brought into discussions about housing supply, affordability - even the recent debate on foreign investment has touched on the role of this tax. Fortunately for those buying a house or land for sale, it looks like the writing could be on the wall for this lucrative levy.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: alternatives to stamp duty, gst, investing, property market, property tax, stamp duty

Shining a light on the future of Australia's cities

Shining a light on the future of Australia's cities
Date: 24 July 2015

Without a crystal ball, predicting the future of the Australian economy is a difficult task. There are many different factors that can influence its trajectory, including the prosperity of real estate in our largest cities. The strength of real estate in Brisbane, Sydney and other state and regional centres can provide a launching pad for economic success.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: capital cities, demographics, economy, property market, real estate

Traditional Real Estate Perceptions Overturned

Traditional Real Estate Perceptions Overturned
Date: 21 July 2015

First National Real Estate chief executive Ray Ellis says new research has revealed the overwhelming majority of vendors rate their experience selling their home as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, overturning traditional perceptions about levels of satisfaction with real estate agents.

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Rental growth slowest on record

Rental growth slowest on record
Date: 9 July 2015

With house prices splashed across the headlines in Australia's major cities, it's little wonder that many households choose to stick it out on the rental treadmill, if only to save for their first home.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: demand, growth, investment, rent., rental, tenants

What's the deal with housing affordability?

What's the deal with housing affordability?
Date: 6 July 2015

Housing affordability has been in the headlines of late, but how can the government make sure there are enough homes for sale to meet demand?

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: affordability, demand, government, housing, tax
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