Archive for June, 2016

Property and the Federal election: What you need to know

As we head to the polls this weekend, it’s been hard to escape the coverage of the 2016 Federal election. Like you, I’m tired of the seemingly endless campaign and the constant political advertising! It’s also clear that real estate has been a hot topic in the 2016 campaign; namely housing affordability and negative gearing. Given many Australian’s have structured their wealth creation around property, its not surprising. In fact overall I think it’s a good thing that real estate is a part of the debate. It’s a crucial sector for the economy as well as an indicator for other issues/challenges. But... View article »

3 reasons why selling this winter makes perfect sense

At the end of December 2015 I wrote a post on my 3 predictions for the market in 2016. As we approach the halfway mark of 2016, I wanted to revisit this and take stock of where we’re at: The bubble won’t burst, there will be growth: we got this one spot on. In fact, according the CoreLogic RP Data Sydney saw 4.5% growth on the median house price January-April. International and local demand will remain high: Tightening in legislation in China on restricting capital outflows, coupled with lending changes by our major banks, means international demand has... View article »