Parents can be a great resource for advice, sometimes whether you ask for it or not. But should first time buyers be listening to parents when it comes to property planning and mortgage strategy? We have contributed some thoughts to this piece by Daniel Butkovich, Advice Editor for Domain.
The Australian bureau of statistics (ABS) has decided to include SMSF debt, alongside all other personal and investment debt, when calculating the national ‘debt to income ratio’. This inclusion of SMSF debt pushes Australia to 200% - a milestone number and one of the highest ratio's in the world! In simple terms, this means that [...]
Our Managing Director, David Johnston, has featured on the latest podcast from The Mentor List. The Mentor List is a leading business and personal development podcast, interviewing the top business minds of Australia where you can gather sound advice for your career and life. David shares his insights on how you can be making better property decisions to create your ideal lifestyle.
Over the past 12 months the property and lending landscape has undergone unprecedented levels of change, largely due to regulatory pressure from APRA. For insights into the impact on borrowers from the increased regulation, read the article by Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, David Johnston, which was published in Property Investment Professionals [...]
We have all heard the saying ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’. The early evidence would suggest that the straws are piling up on the Australian property market, which is finally responding and showing early signs of slowing down. At the moment, a few creaks and cracks are visible from early statistics supporting the [...]