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New blog: SMSF Property Valuations Sydney

New blog: SMSF Property Valuations Sydney

Property valuations:  ATO audit and SMSF requirements With $557 billion in assets, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the fastest growing segment of the superannuation market across Australia.  Last year some $25 billion was poured into SMSFs, presently making up one third of the $1.9 trillion superannuation sector. Residential property purchases by SMSFs is now one […]

Sydney’s west will rise in 2015 as demand for central suburbs is expected to slow

Sydney’s west will rise in 2015 as demand for central suburbs is expected to slow

It’s expected that property prices are set to soar in western Sydney in 2015. With a number of upcoming infrastructure projects bringing more jobs and greater accessibility to Sydney’s western region, it’s predicted that prices in the inner city suburbs will come to a grinding halt and the west will rise. The Daily Telegraph interviewed […]

Three new Sydney precincts added to the Urban Activation Precincts strategy

Three new Sydney precincts added to the Urban Activation Precincts strategy

It’s thought that Sydney’s population will increase by more than 1.6 million by 2031. Due to the expected growth and the desire for Sydney-siders to live close to modern infrastructure, employment and reliable transport, the NSW Government introduced its Urban Activation Precincts plan in March 2013. This program aimed to deliver more homes in areas […]

Sydney house prices continue to rise while other cities stall

Sydney house prices continue to rise while other cities stall

A recent article from ABC News notes that while Sydney house prices continue to rise prices in other states are either remaining the same or showing greater volatility.  To read the article see here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-03/home-price-surge-continues-in-sydney-other-cities-subdued/5861982

Carbon copy homes: Truman Show-style housing developments in Kellyville are a big hit – Daily Telegraph

Carbon copy homes: Truman Show-style housing developments in Kellyville are a big hit – Daily Telegraph

THERE’S two great things about buying a house in one of Sydney’s newest, most desirable housing developments — you’ll save up to $150,000 and you’ll never have trouble finding the toilet when visiting the neighbours. The Parc development in Kellyville, in northwest Sydney, consists of 200 townhouses built from the exact same mould, right down to […]

More to property than residential – Money Management

More to property than residential – Money Management

For many getting a foot on the property ladder is about buying that first residential asset, but when it comes to the return they are looking for from their investment, commercial property may be a better fit. While investing in residential property has a familiarity that many investors may feel comfortable with returns from industrial, […]

How the housing markets have performed so far in 2014 – SMSFAdviser

How the housing markets have performed so far in 2014 – SMSFAdviser

Housing price movements provide SMSF trustees looking to property with vital investment tips and traps. The first six months of 2014 have shown a mixed performance across Australia’s capital city housing markets. According to the RP Data–Rismark Home Value Index, values across the combined capital cities have increased by a cumulative 3.3 per cent over […]

Australia’s most expensive garage, sold for $822,500 last year, now worth $1.2 million – Daily Mail

Australia’s most expensive garage, sold for $822,500 last year, now worth $1.2 million – Daily Mail

Call it the garage sale of a century. Sydney-siders Odette Maddern and partner Jason Ingleburn must have been mad when they paid a record price of $822,500 last July for this once rusty roller door in Sydney’s east. But now the Paddington pad, which 12 months ago was just a lock-up garage sporting a painted […]

Daily Tele reports Austral property sells $300,000 over the reserve as Liverpool prices soar 24 per cent in a year

Daily Tele reports Austral property sells $300,000 over the reserve as Liverpool prices soar 24 per cent in a year

Median house prices in Liverpool have jumped an astonishing 24.3 per cent to $542,000 in the six months to June, compared with the same period last year. The Liverpool region’s growing prosperity was recently confirmed when an Austral acreage sold for a whopping $2.015m, more than $300,000 above its reserve. “We called at $1.7 million […]

South and north-west Sydney’s development and investment boom

South and north-west Sydney’s development and investment boom

While it is often overlooked in the media hype about Sydney’s property market, areas around the south-west and north-west of Sydney have been experiencing a major boom in development and investment over the past few years.  It also looks like that growth is set to continue and even accelerate.  New South Wales is projected to […]