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Market/Finance News Blog: Reserve Bank to balance Sydney and wider economy

By the resi financial blog team, 21 April 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Reserve Bank to balance Sydney and wider economy

Wherever you choose to buy a home, it's hard to escape news about rising property prices in Sydney. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) continued to bring the New South Wales capital into its interest rate decisions and it looks like it will keep doing so, at least as long as values skyrocket. However, in a speech to The American Australian Association, RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has stuck to his guns about letting the city dominate all other decisions. 

In an address called "The World Economy and Australia", Mr Stevens covered a wide range of eco ...

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Property Investment Tips: Don't forget about ongoing costs

By the resi financial blog team, 20 April 2015

Property Investment Tips: Don't forget about ongoing costs

If you've decided you'd like to try your hand at residential property investment, entering the process with a clear set of expectations is key. These aren't just limited to the property itself, either, or the upfront cost of buying the house - you've got to think about investing in a home as a journey with any number of financial twists and turns. There is wide array of ongoing costs attached to your venture. Here are some of the top ones to bear in mind. 

Tax on rental income 

If you own a rental property, you're obligated ...

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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 13 April

By the resi financial blog team, 20 April 2015

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 13 April

There was a refreshing change in the topics of conversation among members of the finance and property industries over the past week. While commentators brought up a wide range of issues, there was particular focus on strong new home building alleviating price pressure across the country, as well as renewed discussion about the place of negative gearing in the housing market. Here are some of the top quotes to shed a bit more light on these points. 

#1. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) hasn't let its voice go unheard this week, with Executive Director of Industr ...

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