How is immigration affecting the property market?

09.02.23   Australia’s immigration inflow has long been an important property market driver as net immigration represents a large portion of the country’s population growth. The pandemic changed that between March 2020 and November 2021 with an estimated 473,000 immigrants not arriving as planned. That’s a substantial impact. However, the situation has reversed since Australia’s…

Add a fixed income investment to your financial plans

03.02.23   In times of economic uncertainty, many savvy investors turn to investment types that offer a sense of security. Fixed-income investments are a particularly attractive option for long-term, or ‘mum and dad’ investors looking to diversify and offset riskier assets. Depending on your financial goals and timeframe, fixed-income investments can offer many potential benefits…

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First home buyer choice. How does it work?

18.11.22   Stamp duty is one of the more universally disliked taxes and has been the subject of intense debate for decades. Those against it often suggest a property tax as a more equitable alternative. NSW first home buyers can now make this choice for themselves. The NSW Government has just passed legislation which gives…

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Understanding funds management

28.10.22   Funds management, or asset management, can be explained simply as the task of managing a pool of money on behalf of others with the end goal of maximising any returns. These could be tangible assets (such as equipment and real estate) or intangible assets (like intellectual property). Because the pooled capital is usually…