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New or Old Property?

New or Old? What is the better investment? Many of our clients want to know whether it’s better to buy an old property – or second hand property or a new property. (more…) Learn More
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Lending Policy Changes

While the Reserve Bank has dropped interest rates, APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) is trying to cool Sydney’s housing market by scrutinizing banks’ lending policies for investment purposes.   This has led to many lending policy changes by the major four banks in the last few weeks, specifically in regards to investment lending, including changes to the LVR (Loan to Valuation Ratio), SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund)… Learn More
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Are One Bedroom Apartments a Good Investment?

This is one of the most common questions I am asked.  And yes, they certainly are. One bedroom apartments are gaining in popularity, largely due to the increase in Gen Y numbers renting, the question is what constitutes the right one-bedroom apartment as an investment property? There are a number of essential factors that make an apartment appealing to Gen… Learn More
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Are One Bedroom Apartments Making a Comeback?

In the 1950’s we were introduced to the ‘Great Australian Dream’. A big house on a big block of land. The Hills hoist featuring in the large back yard. Large enough for all the neighbourhood kids to gather for daily cricket matches through the long summer afternoons. Baby boomers raised their families in these constructions of suburban nirvana in the… Learn More
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What do you need to know about getting a loan?

Applying for your first home loan can be a daunting task and I’m often amazed at the preconceptions people have about lending policy.  So what do you need to know and what are the banks looking for? Lending policy falls into two main areas – 1. Security and 2. Serviceability. (more…) Learn More
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3 Top Considerations When it’s An Investment Property, NOT a Home.

Are you thinking about becoming a property investor? It's incredibly important to approach buying an investment property in a different way than buying a home. Here are 3 important considerations for anyone looking to invest in property. (more…) Learn More
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Changing Market

Last week the Calla Property Team went to Brisbane for the week.  We met with property clients as part of our due diligence and are very pleased to report that we have some more fantastic investment stock for our clients. We visited a number of sites and show rooms ranging from small boutique developments of 20 apartments to full master… Learn More