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Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform firmly on the agenda

By the resi financial blog team, 31 March 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform firmly on the agenda

Investing in property often needs a pretty big financial outlay, and one of the costs that comes on top of this is taxes. They are a bit of a necessary evil of the property investment game in lots of ways, ranging from the levy you pay on your mortgage, to purchasing a home and even selling it again. Fortunately, the federal government has sparked off discussion about what role the country's tax framework will play in the Australian economy over the coming decades. 

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the release of the Tax Discussion Paper on March 30, which looks t ...

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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 23 March

By the resi financial blog team, 30 March 2015

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 23 March

It was a bit quieter this week on the property and finance front - that is, until the Reserve Bank of Australia released its Financial Stability Review for March, which got things moving once more. In what's becoming an ongoing conversation, comments circulated about first home buyer sentiment and affordability once again. Here's a round up of the top five quotes from the week gone by. 

#1. In great news for the property market, first home buyer confidence has soared in March, according to the newest edition of Genworth's Streets Ahead report. It found that confid ...

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Property Investment Tips: How to pick a good tenant from the bad

By the resi financial blog team, 30 March 2015

Property Investment Tips: How to pick a good tenant from the bad

Owning a rental property can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can be easy to overlook one part of the investment equation - tenants. Filling vacancies and retaining tenants is a crucial aspect of renting out a home, but selecting the right tenant for your property is equally as important. Here are few tips for choosing a reliable renter. 

Know your target market

Before anything else, you need to figure out who to pitch your rental property to. Depending on the property itself and the location, the types of people your listing attracts ...

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