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13 Aug, 2014

Growth Warning Emerging

By |Wed, August 13, 2014|Property Investing News|14 Comments|

The latest unemployment numbers released last week were disappointing to say the least: Australia’s unemployment rate jumped to a 10 year high and is now on par to when the GFC unfolded. Now, unlike then though we don’t have a mining boom to insulate our economy or a government predisposed to spending our way to prosperity. I noted with interest that […]
31 Jul, 2014

The Super Suck

By |Thu, July 31, 2014|Property Investing News|39 Comments|

There’s a sucker born every minute, or so the saying goes. A fool and his money are soon parted, or so the saying goes. The borrower is the slave to the lender, or so the saying goes. The New Con Sadly the latest con doing the rounds (that I call ‘The Super Suck’) involves all of the above: suckers, fools and […]
13 Jul, 2014

Is The Property Market About To Pop?

By |Sun, July 13, 2014|Uncategorized|6 Comments|

Winter is upon us, and it is typical during this time of year for the property market to hibernate until the Spring sunshine brings forth new optimism in the form of a wave of new sales listings and a new brood of enthusiastic buyers. Yet life goes on in the meantime, and of recent note was RBA Governor Glenn Steven’s […]
24 Jun, 2014

Does Size Matter?

By |Tue, June 24, 2014|Property Investing News, Strategies|14 Comments|

Flicking through the weekend papers I noticed an article about the size and price of inner city properties. The article’s conclusion was that traditionally smaller inner city blocks sell for more on a price per square metre basis compared with properties farther out of town. For instance, in the inner Melbourne suburb of Albert Park (famous for the Grand Prix […]
29 May, 2014

Is A Confidence Crisis Coming?

By |Thu, May 29, 2014|Property Investing News|11 Comments|

Hot on the heels of an unpopular Federal budget, consumer confidence has reportedly dropped faster in May 2014 than when the GFC unfolded in 2008. Typically, as consumers become more pessimistic they save rather than spend, and are less willing to take economic risks. In turn, this often results in an economic contraction leading to higher unemployment, lower wages and […]
23 May, 2014

Investor Alert: Is This The End Of NRAS?

By |Fri, May 23, 2014|Property Investing News|14 Comments|

In This Article Synopsis Introduction What Is NRAS? What Impact Does NRAS Have? What’s Good (In Principle) About NRAS? What’s Bad (In Principle) About NRAS? What’s Dangerous About NRAS? The Budget Impact Recommended Action Synopsis The decision to no longer proceed with the fifth round of NRAS funding will have an immediate and profound impact on developers selling into this niche. Furthermore, there may be a negative knock-on effect to […]
20 May, 2014

The Migrant Housing Boom

By |Tue, May 20, 2014|Property Investing News|20 Comments|

Migration is essential to Australia’s economic and social prosperity. Why We Need Migrants Although migration does have a troubled social past, our country has been forged on the backs of hard working immigrants, whether from the UK, Europe, Asia or elsewhere. Yes, there are culture shocks as accepted ways of living are challenged, such as when foreign languages are displayed on advertising […]
14 May, 2014

Budget Targets Battlers

By |Wed, May 14, 2014|Property Investing News|10 Comments|

Smokin’ Joe Hockey delivered his first Federal budget last night, and he followed through on his promise of pain before gain. It should be remembered that some of the welfare clawbacks are Howard handouts from a decade ago (pre GFC) when the economy was in completely different shape. That said, there are some extra hits that are going to hurt […]
10 May, 2014

ACT Investors & Homeowners Put On Notice

By |Sat, May 10, 2014|Property Investing News|1 Comment|

With the upcoming Federal budget just around the corner, ACT property owners should be shaking in their shoes. Why? Because noises coming from the Federal Government indicate cost savings in the budget which means public sector redundancies and job losses of a scale not seen for some time. Job losses are a major precursor to a downwards shift in house prices, […]
19 Apr, 2014

Happy Easter

By |Sat, April 19, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

From all the team at, we pass on our hopes and prayers that you have a safe and peaceful Easter holiday.- Steve McKnight
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