What do we choose next?

  The more the government interfere with privately owned rental properties the less attractive these become as an investment vehicle.

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How do I retire comfortably NOW!!

  Things have changed a hell of a lot in the last five years for anybody wishing to purchase property, more so for those who are over 45 years of age who thought they had time to invest in property for their retirement.

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We will just get a place to rent here hey!!

  I was talking to a 50 year old guy yesterday who has never rented before, but due to circumstances they had to sell their home. They are a mixed generational  family of 6, Three of them work and there are 3 kids. For the last month they have been living with a relative. They …

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How will the housing market be affected

  With the continuing “blame game” into banks, how will our building industry fare… Now his is just one quarter but as many investors have found, finance is hard to get. What people are not talking about is how hard finance is to achieve for the owner occupied market. Gotta wonder where it will end …

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Vacancy Rates Dropping like a Stone

The left push for a Royal Commission into the Banks and APRA put the screws into them from the other side and it’s population growth  thats causing the problem…. the stupidity abounds!!! Click here for the article…. The rental vacancy rate in Victoria has hit a record low, the state’s peak real estate body says, …

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Mmmm of course its all about a balanced approach

From the Rent Fair Victoria website… . .. “The package of reforms focuses on strengthening tenants’ rights, to provide those who rent with a sense of security and support.” My trust issues run deep.. But with terminology like this what do you expect? Reform 3. A Commissioner for Residential Tenancies will: champion the rights of …

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Victoria – Leading the charge to the dark ages.

So a quote from a domain article sums up the draconian infringements on a private landlords rights to have a say what happens in/with their privately owned property were introduced to parliament and passed without changes by the Andrews government last week. “Most of the changes are focused on improving the rights of tenants. Academics …

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Big shock here!

Just speaking to someone looking for a rental in country Victoria. The agent told them there are no good properties available (and very limited bad ones) to rent as owners are opting to Airbnb their homes rather than deal with the new rental laws…. Yet Daniel Andrews said it wouldn’t happen.

Why do you invest?

  This question is important, it is a question that seems to get lost in the doing of things. We cannot lose sight of the why otherwise we can become lost in the doing. I once knew a guy who had lost sight of his why. He had made his money, more than he could …

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Vendor Terms

Whats Vendor Finance to me? More appropriately called Vendor Terms… Ok then, whats Vendor Terms? A vendor is simply the person selling an item, a vendor does not necessarily own the item but they are the one in control of selling it.. With real estate it is generally accepted that the Vendor also holds the …

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