We receive a steady stream of emails seeking information about investing in property via an SMSF. In response to this continued interest, we have revisited the popular question, is property a good investment for your SMSF? http://snip.ly/f64zh
Will changes in lending like Ratesetter help reduce the problems of affordable housing or put more buyers in the market and make things worse?
Private equity firm Five V Capital has led a $10. 5 million capital raising for peer-to-peer lender RateSetter Australia. Five V Capital has joined RateSetter‘s existing shareholders and additional p
“The biggest failure of public administration since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1900.” Australian Tax Office insider. “The result of having the wrong system where taxes are too high and a labour market which is over-regulated.” Liberal Party insider. We are talking about the broad, state-sanctioned, backdoor deregulation of Australia’s labour market, which has…
Superannuation a sticky web: take death benefits as an example http://snip.ly/iqmd9
One of the most significant impacts of the superannuation transfer balance cap rules is the effect on the payment of death benefits, and many retirees are […]
Data from SQM Research has revealed vacancy rates nationwide are generally trending while asking rates are trending up, with Hobart benefiting the most. Nationwide, the vacancy rate for August was at 2.2 per cent with 71,540 homes, down from 2.3 per cent in July.Hobart saw the smallest vacancy rate for the month at 0.4 per cent, down from 0.5 per cent, which SQM Research said was the smallest rate since it started tracking the rental market in 2005.
Vancouver has been grappling with its housing affordability crisis for over a decade – and its mayor has some advice for Sydney.
Part of the problem, he said, is that Australia and Canada were “way behind in innovation in government” and cities were left with few real policy levels to tackle the issue.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe is worried about what will happen to highly leveraged Australian households when rates return to “normal” levels. Speaking at an American Chamber o
It would seem the more things change the more they stay the same.
Home loan arrears are at the highest levels for five years http://snip.ly/mky1h
The proportion of Australian residential mortgages more than 30 days in arrears rose to its highest level in five-years, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Property developers need to start thinking outside the box to differentiate their product from the competition! http://snip.ly/y76el
Canberrans living in apartment blocks could soon save on their power bills by bulk-buying electricity.