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  Well with the election behind us now, the question on every investors lips is – is negative gearing safe now? Because it became a focal point of the election and the result was so close, it should serve as a major 'wake-up' call for property investors according...

  Stamp duty is one of those extra costs that is rather easy to forget when you’re buying property but can really add up to your total cost. It is tempting to dismiss it when deciding what you’re willing to pay for your next Investment property...

  Ben Handler, the director of Cohen Handler Buyers’ Agents, joins the chorus of those who are sick of all the talk about un-affordable property in Australia. He also has some excellent suggestions about how first time buyers can get in the market and a warning about...

  When the topic of investing in apartments and managing strata levies comes up, it often generates some robust discussion centered around body corporate or strata fees and consequently some investors avoid these properties like the plague. So is buying a property with body corporates really...

  A major economic and construction forecasting agency is predicting that home prices across Australia will fall in real terms over the next three years. In its latest property market outlook, BIS Shrapnel has predicted real price falls of between 1 and 12 per cent across...

  CoreLogic has released its latest Pain and Gain Property Report which measures the profits and losses of property sellers and while some have made losses, there have been some spectacular gains and Tim Lawless tells us where that has happened.   Transcript: Kevin:  This week saw the release...

  An abandoned house, a missing owner, a mysterious squatter could add up to a young banker taking ownership of a million-dollar home without paying a cent. We catch up with a prominent property lawyer, George Vlahakis, who says it could happen. Transcript: Kevin:  A really interesting story I...

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