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BREAKING: APRA to abolish the 10 percent investor loan growth benchmark

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has recently announced its plans to eliminate the 10 percent growth restriction on investor loan growth. APRA believes that the restriction’s purpose has been served, and that it is now time to abolish. (more…) Learn More

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using an SMSF to Invest in Property

Since early 2007, investors have had the ability to leverage their superannuation directly into property. Using an SMSF has been a popular and attractive tool to reduce risk and volatility, and improve returns. More investors are using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) as a vehicle for property investment, particularly Baby Boomers. The consistent wave of ageing Baby Boomers projects a… Learn More

Finding ‘The Right Location’ to Invest In

Gone are the days where investors believed ‘I can go out, buy a house somewhere, stick some tenants in it to pay the mortgage and make a killing!’. As property markets across the country continue to display volatility and fluctuate in price, investors, more than ever, need to conduct extensive research before they invest. To ensure their property outpaces the… Learn More
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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Property Investor Series 2018

At Calla Property, we believe that property investment is one of the best vehicles of wealth creation in Australia. We are passionate about education and want to share our knowledge and insights so investors get the best possible outcomes. This year, Calla Property presents The Property Investor Series 2018 – a series of seminars held over the course of the… Learn More

Looking to invest in Australia’s next ‘world city’?

Serving as the primary gateway to the state of Queensland, Brisbane is known for its amazing, subtropical climate all year round, as well as its range of tourist attractions. The city enjoys around 280 days of sun per year; allowing locals and tourists to take advantage of outdoor attractions such as Kangaroo Point and the City Botanic Gardens. Queensland’s metropolitan… Learn More

Happy International Women’s Day, from the team at Calla Property!

Here’s to wishing all of you a very happy International Women’s Day, from the team here at Calla Property. We celebrate International Women’s Day each year to commemorate the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. This year, the theme of the day is #PressforProgress – focusing on accelerating gender parity and inclusiveness worldwide. With a strong global momentum… Learn More

The Top 3 Methods to Calculate Capital Gains Tax

When investing in property, there are essentially two main types of tax that can have an impact on your profits. The first, and more familiar; is Income Tax – the tax applied to any money earned; whether it be derived through employment or investment. The second tax that directly impacts property investors is Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the… Learn More

Melbourne – The World’s Happiest and Most Liveable City

In August 2017, we saw Melbourne once again outrank Vienna and Vancouver and be named the world’s most liveable city; as per The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Liveability Index. It was a record seventh time in a row in the top spot for Melbourne, which scored 97.5 out of a possible 100; and achieved a perfect score for healthcare, education… Learn More

Geelong benefits greatly from Regional Jobs and Investment Packages project!

If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly blogs, you may remember an update from early-December last year on Geelong expanding into a ‘new economy’. (Check it out HERE). The blog discussed the city’s transition from a factory town with a strong manufacturing base, into a ‘new economy’ city with a broad range of industries and a growing population. Well,… Learn More

The Top 3 Attributes of a Successful Property Investor

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – property investment is an avenue of wealth creation that cannot be entered lightly. Many who are first entering the property market develop this mindset of ‘I can go out, buy a house somewhere, stick some tenants in it to pay the mortgage and make a killing!’, but this is where… Learn More