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Environment Victoria states that the vast majority of items we purchase end up as landfill within six weeks.
Keep that in mind when you’re shopping and take a pause prior to making an impulse buy.
New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the percentage of properties bought by first home buyers in January was 17.9%, which is higher than the 10 year average.This is great news and highlights that the regulatory and government policy changes over the last two to three years have taken affect, making it easier for first time buyers to get into the market.
The results are in!
The top 10 locations with the lowest rental vacancy rates in 2018 have been revealed…
But don’t be fooled, vacancy rates are not the be all and end all in property investment.
Another day, another story on why the roof is going to cave in on Australian property values – pun intended!
Refreshingly, I discovered an article that took a different perspective and:
1. Took the time to explain what needs to happen for a property Armageddon.
2. Then explain why this is unlikely to occur.
Property advice is still neglected and unregulated, much to our chagrin and to the detriment of many Australian’s.
This leaves the door open to property spruikers and anyone with an interest in selling property, to market their assets as great investment opportunities under the guise of property ‘advice’.
The conflict of interest is obvious – so why are property advisors held to a lower standard than those providing advice on mortgages, insurance policies and investing in shares?