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What is land tax and is it fair?

Why Land Tax is unfair Property investors are often shocked when they get their first land tax bill. The first question they ask is “what is land tax and why do I have to pay it?” It seems that many accountants discuss federal taxes with their clients but little thought is given to this state […]

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What property drops the most value in a buyers market?

It’s interesting to see I first wrote this blog in November 2015 and yet here we are… several years later… in the same cycle of the property market. The question still remains – what property drops the most value in a buyers market? Well, my opinion remains the same today as it did back then. […]

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Expat property buyers: how to overcome your 10 most costly challenges

At any given time, there are many expats buying property in Sydney and they do so for a variety of reasons. They may be planning to buy a future home to live in when they return in a few years, or they may simply want a foothold in the Sydney market so they don’t get […]

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Emotional property buying mistakes to avoid

The first thing I am going to say about emotion and buying property is that you can’t avoid it. The biggest mistake, therefore, is to think you can make decisions without emotion. The fact is that our unconscious – or emotional – mind drives us more than we realise. Some psychologists estimate that 80% of […]

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How to be a clever analyst of property headlines

Recently, we interviewed property journalist Kirsten Craze on The Elephant in the Room property podcast. She was very revealing about the emotive nature of property market headlines and why they can’t be relied upon. Kirsten brought along a series of headlines that had appeared in the space of a few days that perfectly illustrate how […]

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How to choose a sales agent: good ones work well with buyers agents

When selling your home it is critical that you work out how to choose a sales agent. And a good sales agent will know how to work with buyers agents. It’s like buyers’ agents have finally been discovered by the mainstream media! So, with many buyers now electing to pay for advice, sales agents need […]

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Where can you get fair & honest property advice?

If you’re planning on buying a home or an investment property, you’ll probably look to get some advice along the way. And with everyone seeming to have an opinion on the property market, with real estate agents not having a great reputation and the proliferation of investment “seminars” that are really developer sales pitches, where […]

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Guide to the Tricky Business of Property and Tax for Aussies Living Overseas

Over the years we have helped many expats buy property in Sydney, either for investment or as a future home. Most of our clients never planned to move away from Australia permanently and they often worried about being left behind financially if they didn’t own a property in Sydney. Without having a set date for […]

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