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What to look out for when buying a tenanted investment property

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Banning Foreign Investors: Is It A Good Idea?

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Lessons from a falling market

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How to decide what type of investment property is right for you

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Our cities are the future in the ‘metropolitan century’

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Increase your deductions sooner using the low-value pool

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Downsizing is fast becoming the only option for debt-ridden retirees

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What could trigger a housing market crash in Australia?

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My advice to first time property investors

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Why should you invest in South Australia?

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) on Wednesday announced that South Australia was able to carry over its record breaking median price from last quarter to June quarter this year, as well as register an increase in both capital growth and sales. Recent statistics showed that the South Australian median price increased 1.19% over the previous quarter, and saw a robust 2.41%, increase from the same quarter last year. StartFragment StartFragment The unit and apartment market, meanwhile, saw a slight drop in the median price compared to the previous quarter and the same quarter in 2017. With the release of the Valuer-General’s median house price data for the 2018 June quarter a

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