Estate Planning

7 6m Australias ‘million dollar club suburbs in each state

$7.6m: Australia’s ‘million-dollar club’ suburbs in each state

The number of million-dollar suburbs in Australia have soared, with new CoreLogic data revealing that there are now 218 markets across the nation selling homes for upwards of $1 million. The explosion of these pricey suburbs is yet another sign that the pandemic – which caused Australia’s first recession in nearly three decades – has triggered an…
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5 cheapie property locations promising price growth

5 ‘cheapie’ property locations promising price growth

Though house prices are rising all across the country, some pockets in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia present affordable opportunities for savvy home buyers, an expert has said. Hotspotting.com.au managing director Terry Ryder described Queensland’s Logan and Ipswich, South Australia’s Salisbury and Playford, and Western Australia’s Kwinana as the “ugly ducklings” of real estate that belied “strong potential for capital growth”. “The…
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4 factors impacting home prices besides interest rates

4 factors impacting home prices – besides interest rates

It’s never been so expensive to buy a home. And with super low interest rates – which look set to stay for some time – it’s no surprise property prices just keep rising. Average dwelling prices in capital cities rose 2.8 per cent in March, the largest gain in more than 30 years. And it’s…
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This is what Aussies want from a house post COVID

This is what Aussies want from a house post-COVID

A home office, close proximity to shops and restaurants, and houses in regional areas have risen to the top of the priority list for Australians on the hunt for a new home, new data has revealed. NAB research released today reflects shifting trends in factors that have become more important to Aussie property buyers, who…
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6 figures Heres how much Aussies need for a house deposit

6 figures: Here’s how much Aussies need for a house deposit

If you’re feeling like buying your own property is out of reach, you’re not imagining things; the average Australian house deposit is now six figures, and could take more than a decade to scrape together. Aussies now need $106,743 on average to secure a house deposit, with more than 1 in 10 needing more than…
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Get smart about property

Get smart about property

The Australian real estate market is worth a whopping $6.5 trillion. It makes sense then that economists label property investment as the best and also one of the simplest ways to make money. Have you ever thought of investing in Australian real estate, but aren’t sure where to start? It might seem daunting but there are some…
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Aussie capital city where you can rent a big house for 450

Aussie capital city where you can rent a big house for $450

Melbourne has been named as the cheapest Australian capital city for Aussies wanting to rent a decently sized house. Renting a four-bedroom house costs just an average of just $450 in the Victorian capital and Australia’s second-largest city, new Domain data has revealed. Brisbane and Perth are tied at equal second place, with the asking rent…
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Building a granny flat Heres how youll be taxed

Building a granny flat? Here’s how you’ll be taxed

As parents grow older, they may require additional care and can find it hard to continue to maintain their own home. To deal with that, increasing numbers are moving into ‘granny flats’ within the homes of their children. That way, the parent maintains a degree of independent living, whilst having family carers on hand if…
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This capital city is still Australias most ‘underrated property market

This capital city is still Australia’s most ‘underrated’ property market

Australians looking to buy or invest in property this year should look to the South Australian capital, one property expert believes. Adelaide, which Yahoo Finance reported on in late 2019 as the nation’s most “underrated” and consistent property market, continues to hold the title, according to hotspotting.com.au managing director Terry Ryder. “Adelaide is the nation’s most consistent market,…
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