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New Withholding Tax Could Ensnare Unwitting Buyers

New Withholding Tax Could Ensnare Unwitting Buyers
Date: 1 June 2016

A new tax policy aimed at stopping foreign investors sending sale proceeds overseas before compliance action can be taken could catch unaware buyers says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: ato, buyers, could, ellis, ensnare, ray, tax, unwitting, withholding

First National Announces Top 10 Offices & National Award Winners

First National Announces Top 10 Offices & National Award Winners
Date: 20 May 2016

First National Real Estate’s top national performers were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at the Cairns Convention Centre last night. The awards dinner was part of First National Real Estate’s joint Australian and New Zealand Convention, which has attracted more than 350 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: 10, awards, city, estate, first, jessica chea, national, real, top, waverley

Kaye Heath Memorial Award winner announced

Kaye Heath Memorial Award winner announced
Date: 20 May 2016

Australia’s largest independent real estate network, First National Real Estate, has announced local businessman Mr David Hamilton the winner its highest honour, the Kaye Heath Memorial Award, at its national convention in Cairns last night. The convention has brought together more than 350 agents from across Australia and New Zealand.

Read more Filed under: Media / National|QLD News Tags: award, beach, david, estate, first, hamilton, heath, kaye, memorial, national, palm, real

John Howard says negative gearing debate needs to focus on past experience

John Howard says negative gearing debate needs to focus on past experience
Date: 19 May 2016

Former Prime Minister John Howard OM AC today told 350 delegates at the First National Real Estate convention in Cairns he was intrigued that there had been very little reference, in the federal election debate about negative gearing policy, to the experience of its removal in 1985.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: 1985, 1987, capital, estate, first, gains, gearing, howard, john, keating, national, negative, paul, real, rent, renting, tax

ABS Statistics Reveal Impact of Investors on Rents

ABS Statistics Reveal Impact of Investors on Rents
Date: 13 May 2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics housing figures released this week provide evidence that investor activity and current negative gearing tax arrangements keep rents lower than they would otherwise be says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: abs, ellis, estate, first, gearing, investors, national, negative, ray, real, rents, statistics
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