Recent reports show that Hobart has had the highest price growth of any capital city in Australia. Sounds like a good investment location right?

Wrong!

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It’s good news for Queensland – growth prospects are more secure and this has been recognised by Moody’s and S&P’s recently reaffirmed credit ratings for the state and now Deloitte Access Economics latest report shows the outlook is that Queensland will be setting the pace for the rest of the nation when it comes to economic growth. Queensland’s rate of growth will outpace the national average; outpace NSW and Victoria; and move well ahead of WA.

“That shows how the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan is working to stimulate investment, support business, and create jobs now and for the future,” says Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

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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 property investors are looking for their next property they often get caught up in ‘the next best hotspot’ or ‘5 best locations for growth’. The problem with this kind of information is the focus is only on growth. This is an important factor but it’s not the only one.

Most investors are savvy enough to look at affordability and recently there have been a lot of articles regarding affordability, particularly in reference to the Sydney market.  

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UHB Entrepreneur Hub aims to share business tips from successful business owners with a collective turnover of $1.6 billion. The Hub contains their stories, what they did to succeed and their tips of what you should do to create success in your business today.

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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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Do you have a savings plan? Do you know how much you spend? Follow these 5 easy steps to easily and quickly improve your financial position and achieve your goals faster.

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No, this isn’t a trick question but if you can answer it, you’ll have a better idea of the property you should be investing in.

If you get it right, your renter should pay the bulk of your investment property through rental payments. If you understand the renting population and what they’re attracted to, you’re half way to ensuring your property is rented out regularly and reliably. Different suburbs and regions attract different kinds of renters who will look for different features in a property and location. The kind of renter who is looking for a property in the inner city is likely to want different things than the renter looking for a property in the suburbs. Things like good cafes and funky bars within walking distance, a gym, shopping and public transport close by. However, someone renting in the suburbs, is more likely to have a family, want to be close to good schools, parks and playgrounds and within easy driving distance to shopping malls and employment hubs.

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BREAKING NEWS! The RBA has decided to cut the official interest rates. At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent. It remains to be seen whether lending institutions will pass on the full cut to it’s customers. Stay tuned.

The structure of your loan is really important if you have a view to long term investing.

You may or may not have heard of cross collateralisation or cross securitisation, however it is one of the fundamental structural concerns to get right from the outset.

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