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Future residential developments to look to new district plans for targets

5-10% affordable housing provisions for new developments 725,000 new houses in Sydney in 20 years 6 new districts separated into 3 cities modeled off the UK structure “For the first time we have a long-term vision; not having just a short-term view, but a long-term goal ” — Sarah Hill - CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission (more…) Learn More
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The biggest mistake investors make when looking for property

When property investors are looking for their next property they often get caught up in ‘the next best hotspot’ or ‘5 best locations for growth’. The problem with this kind of information is the focus is only on growth. This is an important factor but it’s not the only one. Most investors are savvy enough to look at affordability and… Learn More
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Calla Property MD, Susan Farquhar was honored with a place as one of the 50 Unsung Business Heroes!

UHB Entrepreneur Hub aims to share business tips from successful business owners with a collective turnover of $1.6 billion. The Hub contains their stories, what they did to succeed and their tips of what you should do to create success in your business today. (more…) Learn More
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What’s the ‘secret sauce’ when it comes to choosing a suburb that is good to invest in?

When it comes to assessing the next property investment ‘hotspot’ we start with the Macro drivers, such as supply and demand, population growth, the economy, commitment to infrastructure and employment.  These drivers lead us the capital city or region set for strong capital growth. (more…) Learn More
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5 easy ways you can improve your financial health

Do you have a savings plan? Do you know how much you spend? Follow these 5 easy steps to easily and quickly improve your financial position and achieve your goals faster. (more…) Learn More
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When you buy an investment property, who pays for it?

No, this isn’t a trick question but if you can answer it, you’ll have a better idea of the property you should be investing in. If you get it right, your renter should pay the bulk of your investment property through rental payments. If you understand the renting population and what they’re attracted to, you’re half way to ensuring your… Learn More
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BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS! The RBA has decided to cut the official interest rates. At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent. It remains to be seen whether lending institutions will pass on the full cut to it's customers. Stay tuned. Learn More
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To cross collateralise or not cross collateralise … that is the question!

The structure of your loan is really important if you have a view to long term investing. You may or may not have heard of cross collateralisation or cross securitisation, however it is one of the fundamental structural concerns to get right from the outset. (more…) Learn More
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Buying off the plan – What you need to know

It would seem that there are many clients who are still wary about buying 'off the plan'.  This seems to come largely from a number of developers who were unscrupulous during the boom period prior to the GFC.  By and large, the GFC has flushed out the unsavoury operators.  The businesses that were able to withstand the assault of the… Learn More
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Oversupply and what it means for investors

This week, 2GB rang me to seek my professional comment on an article that was on the front page of the Australian. Macquarie Bank published a list of Australia’s Top 50 Risky Suburbs and Ben Fordham wanted to clarify for his listeners, what made a ‘risky’ suburb for investment and how that might affect lending practices. (more…) Learn More