Consider these realities…


We are living longer healthier lives.

“I guess it all started about a month ago when I went to see my doctor.

He said I’m probably going to live to be 100.

I’m only budgeted to live until I’m 80.

Don’t you see? I’m living on a fixed income.

All of a sudden, I’m afraid.

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We’re excited to announce that Susan Farquhar from Calla Property has been nominated in The Property Investor’s ‘Australia’s Top Ten Property Specialists’. This is an award that recognises the outstanding contribution made by individual Australian property Experts who have collectively shaped the built environment across the country over the past twelve months.

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Bad news right?

Well actually the changes aren’t very ‘changed’, more slight modifications.

There are two main areas that will be affected, Negative Gearing and Depreciation.

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Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are the three biggest investing hubs in Australia, however according to Core Logic, the city that is achieving the highest rental yields is Brisbane.

As at July 2016 Brisbane’s rental yields were sitting at 4.3% per annum, whilst Sydney and Melbourne were at 3.1% and 3.0% per annum.

This means, if you purchase an investment property at say $600,000 for example, you would receive the rental value of:

Brisbane: $496 rent p/w

Sydney: $358 rent p/w

Melbourne: $346 rent p/w

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Calla Property has just been awarded a place in the ‘Top 75 Investment Blogs and Websites for Property Investors’ roll of honours.

We are very proud to announce that we came 60th internationally and 18th in Australia.

We love bringing news, tips and inside property information to our clients and it’s great to be recognised on the following criteria:

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The Children’s Education Foundation

From all around the world, the incredible challenge women face and the amazing obstacles they overcome deserve to be noticed. Today, we celebrate – and bring to light – the strong girls we sponsor around the world.

The Children’s Education Foundation works to break the poverty cycle by helping girls from impoverished or marginalized communities complete school or receive further education or training.

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 Money Makes the World Go Round

Money Makes the World Go Round

It is surprising schools are still not teaching children about money in this rapidly changing world where financial skills are needed to navigate life.

Establishing good money habits for life, children need to understand the basics such as budget, spend and save.

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It’s not surprising that many Sydney based, busy, professional clients are looking at different kinds of strategies to get into the property market.  In Sydney, the average house price is $920,000 and the average unit price is $690,000. This makes it second only to Hong Kong, as the most expensive housing market in the world.

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  • 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

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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.

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