Blog and Media2019-06-27T17:49:03+10:00

Now is the best time in history to refinance!

Maximising your tax deductions by using a redraw facility

1. Interest rates are the lowest they have ever been. 
2. To get in ahead of the curve prior to income reduction, job pause, job loss or access to finance becoming more difficult. 
3. Move to a lower monthly repayment to improve your cash flow. 
4. Release equity to maximise your cash buffer.  
5. Consolidate debt to make repayments lower. 
6. Receive strategic advice regarding your mortgage strategy or buying a property.
And that’s just to name a few…

April 3, 2020

Cutting through the noise – In the news

Today’s pick of property, financial and economic articles include:   

1. Nasdaq hits record close, confirms bull market
2. US stocks surge, erasing 2020 losses
3. Australia leads on economic recovery: OECD
4. AustralianSuper takes 25pc stake in build-to-rent platform
5. Total property listings increased in May
6. Housing values edge lower in May, while transaction activity partially recovers from a share drop in April
7. New home sales plunge as Victoria plans stimulus
8. The age of industrialised childcare is coming to an end (this might be wishful thinking, but, hey, why not hope for the best for our kids and spread a well-considered position!)

June 15, 2020

Cutting through the noise – In the news

Today’s pick of property, financial and economic articles include:   

1. How to resume home loan repayments if you’ve frozen your mortgage
2. Buyers are surprisingly responsive to a rise in listings over May
3. History shows why we can have housing market confidence
4. HomeBuilder scheme: Backlash over who will and won’t receive money
5. Ardern to lift all coronavirus restrictions in NZ
6. Pressure builds for Australia to reopen
7. Deficit is not a dirty word: It’s time for bold fiscal policy

June 11, 2020

How to resume home loan repayments if you’ve frozen your mortgage

Our Founder and Managing Director David Johnston shares insights with Domain’s Kate Farrelly on how to resume home loan repayments if you’ve taken a repayment holiday as a result of Covid-19.  

June 10, 2020

Cutting through the noise – In the news

We continue to share our hand selected articles in our sections ‘Property’, ‘Government’ and ‘Economy’, and also include links to government support packages, for business owners, employees, job seekers, landlords and tenants. We also include prescient articles on the Covid-19 data, research and strategies that shape the analysis of the economy and property markets.

Here is our pick of the best – 23 April
1. Post Easter Week Sees A Rise In Scheduled Volumes, However Challenges Remain As Withdrawn Numbers Continue To Weigh Down Success Rates
2. Tax reform heads RBA’s wish list
3. Australia’s success implies we’ve over-stimulated
4. Provide incentives for using the tracing app
5. Covid-19 medical trial to treat thousands with HIV, malaria drugs
6. Solving the mortgage debt crisis no one is talking about

April 23, 2020

Cutting through the noise – In the news

We continue to share our hand selected articles and break them up into categories including ‘Property’, ‘Government Assistance Links’ and ‘Economy’, which includes articles on the Covid-19 data, research and strategies as these directly feed into the analysis of the economy and property markets.

Here is our pick of the best: April 21
1. CoreLogic monthly housing market update
2. NSW, Victoria push to replace stamp duty with land tax
3. Why most Covid-19 forecasts were wrong
4. Australian government plans to bring in mobile phone app to track people with coronavirus
5. School shutdowns could be reviewed, Premier says
6. How to make the most of a crisis
7. Why random testing is the road back to normal
8. And more!

April 21, 2020

Nearly half of investors plan on buying property interstate next year: survey

A survey of property investors by PIPA has uncovered that nearly half of investors plan to buy a property interstate in the next year.  

We’ve always said that your next property decision could be anywhere in Australia. Each time you purchase a property, you should aim to purchase the highest quality asset you possibly can and the location should be based on your goals and personal situation, rather than where you live or where a buyer’s agent is based. Or worse, where they are buying but not based!  

January 30, 2020

High-rise apartment prices lag houses by 50 per cent in some suburbs

Over the last 10 years, high-rise apartment prices in Melbourne and Sydney have underperformed houses by more than 50%, and if you have been listening to our education for the last 15 years, this would come as no surprise whatsoever!

Core logic data indicates that Melbourne’s high-rise apartment market is by far the worst of every other city in Australia. As we’ve been banging on about for years, high-rise apartments rarely make the grade as quality investments, if your goal is capital growth. Low land-to-asset-ratio’s is just one reason for this as we have opined in an article for Domain, in Podcast Ep#16 “unpacking land to asset ratio” and alongside property professionals CateBakos and Petewargent on landtoassetratio.com.au. 

January 23, 2020

I have worked closely with David Johnston and the expert team at Property Planning Australia for a decade. Their desire to place consumers’ needs first and provide holistic advice sets them apart. I highly recommend working with them to develop your Mortgage Strategy and tailored Property Plan. You will be pleased with the outcome.

Peter ‘The Property Professor’ Koulizos
Australia’s leading property university and Tafe lecturer

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