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Changes to negative gearing "won't stimulate housing demand"

The ALP's proposed changes to taxation arrangements for investment properties will hit investor demand, not stimulate it, says the Property Council of Australia. Investors are more likely to scrap plans to invest in new homes if the ALP introduces its crackdown on negative gearing and capital gains tax breaks, according to a new poll. The poll of more than 1,000 people, commissioned by the Property Council of Australia, found that 33 per cent of potential investors surveyed said they would buy a newly built investment property under existing taxation arrangements. But that number drops to 24 per cent if the ALP's proposed crackdown is implemented. Property investors also said they would be l

What Property Inspections Don't Cover - So You Should

When buying an investment property, it’s a good idea to get a building and pest inspection before you buy, to flush out any hidden nasty surprises. You may decide to engage the services of a professional to do this. Andrew Mackie-Smith, a YIP award-winning building and pest inspector from BuildingPro, says when choosing an inspector, make sure they are licensed and insured as required in your state. “It’s also a good idea to check Google reviews. It’s tough to claim on an inspector’s indemnity insurance as they have so many disclaimers and exclusions, so it’s best to get an inspector with a lot of experience and a great reputation. Don’t select an inspector based on price; the $100 you save

Adelaide median value soars to record highs, defying downturn

The median value of Adelaide properties has soared to a record high, defying declining markets across Australia’s capital cities. The Valuer-General’s figures for the December quarter show the city's median property value climbed 2.13 per cent and was up 4.01 per cent on the same period in 2017 to a record high of $480,000. The statewide median house price also lifted - up 1.9 per cent for the quarter and 2.38 per cent for the year to $430,000. Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) president Brett Roenfeldt told WILLIAMS MEDIA the results prove Adelaide continues to be a resilient market. "It just goes to show that people are willing to pay good dollar for premium properties that

Annual Top 100 Suburbs

If you bought property in most parts of Sydney or Melbourne half a decade ago, you will have made a pretty penny. It was almost impossible to lose money in these markets in 2015 and 2016; the gains just kept coming, and coming, and coming. Six-figure profits abounded for investors during this time. And while those boom conditions are over, there are still plenty of opportunities to profit from real estate in the current market conditions. The reality is that even within each city there are micro markets that operate at different paces. Nerida Conisbee, chief economist at REA Group, says that even in Melbourne and Sydney – which are admittedly “seeing the biggest declines in prices at the mom

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