Jobs growth centred around capital cities
19 August 2014

“Follow the jobs growth.” 

According to Pete Wargent from Property Observer, it’s one of the best pieces of advice he has received when it comes to property investment.

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Getting speedy council approval for home renovations
08 August 2014

Renovating your house can mean you’ll need council approval for the changes. Unless it goes smoothly it can cost you valuable time and money, getting knocked back from your plans will mean a potentially costly redesign and resubmit. Here’s a few ways you can speed things up.

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Banks struggle to lure customers with low fixed rates
07 August 2014

Despite banks dropping their fixed-rates for home loans to below 5 per cent for five years, only 24 per cent of new home loan customers took the option in June.

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Reserve Bank leave rates on hold for 12th consecutive month
06 August 2014

The Reserve Bank’s monthly board meeting has ended as most predicted – with interest rates remaining unchanged.

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Calls for abolition of stamp duty to free up labour market
01 August 2014

The Property Council of Australia has said it would like to see stamp duty abolished to encourage more movement in the labour market.

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