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Where to find the last new homes under $400K in a fast-growing city

By 2036, the population of Ipswich – located approximately 30km west of Brisbane – will be nearly the same size as the Gold Coast is today. This represents growth of 144% and makes Ipswich Queensland’s fastest growing city, and one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. According to Urbis Director, Paul Riga, “South East […]

How an apartment building becomes a lifestyle

More Australians are living in apartments than ever before – a trend that is driven by many factors including affordability, proximity to transport and employment, the desire for low-maintenance living and the growing appeal of first-class building amenities such as rooftop pools, private cinemas and gyms. And as new apartment developments spring up to cater […]

Are you proud of your life’s work?

This time last week, 880 of the best HR professionals across Australia were gearing up for the industry’s night of nights: the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Ironfish was proud to be the event partner for this year’s Awards, which recognised and rewarded the achievements of true innovators and leaders within the HR industry. In his […]

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Melbourne facing apartment under-supply by 2018

Melbourne’s population is growing faster than expected, meaning there may not be enough apartments to cater to demand, according to global advisory firm BIS Oxford Economics (BIS). Their findings are based on recent Census figures which show that Victoria had 109,000 more people than the firm had previously expected. “If you translate that into households, […]

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What can you achieve in 7 years?

For our customer Jennifer, life has been full of twists and turns: from uprooting her life and migrating to Australia in 2003, to becoming the CFO of a well-known cosmetics company and building an investment portfolio of 13 properties. Jennifer had been wanting to invest in property for a long time, but it wasn’t until […]

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Record low interest rate remains stable: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced it will keep Australia’s cash rate at its historic low of 1.5% for the 13th consecutive month. The cash rate last moved in August 2016, shifting down to the current rate.  RBA Governor, Philip Lowe said the economy is growing in line with expectations and was likely […]

Where did Ironfish customers buy investment property in Sydney – and why were they so successful?

It’s no secret that the property boom in Sydney of recent years has left many hopeful property investors priced out of premium or preferred Sydney suburbs. Since 2010, Sydney house values have increased by 82% and apartments by 71%. But there are also many investors who are now enjoying the benefits of gaining a foothold […]

What do Brisbane and New York have in common?

The big cities of the world are known for their iconic buildings; the unique collection of architecture that makes each city’s skyline distinctive; evoking awe and admiration from tourists and locals alike. From Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, the modern cities of the world continue to reshape and redefine their […]

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What you need to know about new apartment trends

As the latest Census results show, the strong shift towards apartment living in Australia continues, particularly in the major capital cities. A growing proportion of people are prioritising access to jobs and local amenity over the traditional Aussie dream of the big backyard. Medium and higher density housing now makes up 26% of all Australian […]

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Why you need to teach your kids about money – and how to earn it

Underlying our CEO’s many achievements in business and as a property investor is his passion and dedication as an educator; helping people to understand the importance of working towards long-term financial security and supporting them along this path. Joseph serves as a business mentor to young entrepreneurs and is a highly sought-after speaker  – presenting […]

How to support your next property investment with the latest research

What’s the most affordable suburb in your city? What are the top 10 suburbs with the strongest long-term capital growth? How fast is your city growing and what are the main sectors of the economy supporting this growth? What’s the next property hotspot in your city? Our latest “My City” reports are now available, answering […]

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How to prepare for property settlement time

Even the most experienced property investors can find settlement a bit of a hassle – and for new investors, the process can seem confusing or stressful. But settlement also signals the completion of a major achievement – when all your hard work pays off and you get to take ownership of a property, become a […]

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People and culture: why money matters

Ironfish is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Australian HR Awards 2017, which recognises the leading innovators in people and culture across Australian business. Although we work in the property investment space, our number one focus is people – so the HR Awards very much resonates with our core values.   We see property […]

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Why you need a good mortgage broker and how to spot a great one

As a property investor, the support of a good team is invaluable – your strategist, accountant and solicitor will each play an important role in helping you to develop your property portfolio. Within the current climate, as Australian banks continue to tighten their lending standards, your mortgage broker will also play a crucial role in […]

How to invest in property in a city you’ve never been to

For the majority of property investors, it is very difficult to accept the concept of buying investment property in another city or state. In fact, recent studies show that only 11% of investors are investing in property interstate. As much as we all want to be logical and rational in our investment decisions, for many […]

Meet the IT professional who can show you how to retire early on property

For many Australians, the dream of owning a home, let alone buying an investment property, seems increasingly unachievable. However, for IT professional, Vaughn Bell, who started investing in property at the age of 19, building a strong property portfolio was at the top of his priority list. Fast forward to 2017 and he has now […]

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A “Stirling” vision for Perth’s inner-north

Last year, Mayor Giovanni Italiano proclaimed the City of Stirling will become the home of Perth’s second CBD. Today, his vision is fast coming into fruition with the completion of the first luxury apartment development in Western Australia designed by iconic architects, Elenberg Fraser. The development, named “Stirling Cross,” is a new work/life hub with […]

Why townhouses are the next big thing

Over the last five years, medium density housing (townhouse, terrace and semi-detached) has become more popular than ever before, with the latest research suggesting this trend is set to continue over the coming years. As the cost of land skyrockets and the great Australian dream of a big backyard becomes unreachable for many, the humble […]

The power of positivity: what makes our people successful?

OUR PEOPLE LOVE THEIR WORK At Ironfish, it’s our mission to help our customers achieve long-term financial security through smart property investment. As an industry leader, with offices in 10 cities across Australia and China, we help new investors navigate their way into the property market and established investors gain access to quality investment opportunities […]

How to set your property investment plan for 2018 now

Our CEO & Founder – and a prolific property investor in his own right – Joseph Chou, reveals which cities he’s personally investing in this year, some important property investment tips and why you need to start planning for your future, now. GETTING AHEAD: SETTING A PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE Most people don’t plan to […]

Tax, timing and property: how to spot an opportunity

As we begin the new financial year, tax deductions are top of mind for many people, particularly property investors. “The new financial year signals tax time – with many Australians working hard with their accountants to ensure they are not missing out on any of their claimable tax deductions. It’s also a time when many […]

How did your property investment results compare to the other cities?

The 2017 financial year was the year of the ‘smashed avo,’ with housing affordability and property investment Sydney particularly being a hot and often contentious topic. It was a busy market with both first home buyers and investors quick to jump in, but at the same time, there was APRA trying to slow the booming […]

Why it’s important to teach your kids about wealth

It was terrific to see a real mix of generations attending the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association (AMSA) event we hosted at Ironfish HQ on Wednesday night. The 50-odd attendees included a noticeable number of family groups – all of whom had come to pick the brain of Ironfish CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou, on everything […]

Why long-term investors are optimistic about Brisbane

With an unprecedented number of major infrastructure projects currently underway, along with strong population growth forecasts, industry experts are telling investors to “get in early” in the Brisbane property market. “You need to look at the scale of infrastructure projects currently underway and think about how these will impact the city and your investment,” says Adam […]

What makes this Brisbane suburb so appealing to investors?

Chermside West is one of Brisbane’s up and coming suburbs situated only 10km from the CBD, and adjacent to the busy hub of Chermside. It is currently the fastest selling suburb in Brisbane’s middle ring. So, what makes this suburb so appealing to investors? 1. Lifestyle destination Chermside West is located less than 4km away […]