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2018 NSW Budget: First Home Buyers surge and record infrastructure spend

This year’s NSW State Budget carries forward the momentum set by the 2018 Federal Budget, with record infrastructure spending commitments, in efforts to keep up with the State’s growing population. $51 billion win for Sydney commuters The Government has increased its infrastructure investment to a record $87 billion over four years. Of that $87 billion, […]

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In her own words – a customer story with a difference

  Yanping Ren Palliative Care Nurse “Every day I listen and learn from the experiences from my elderly and terminally ill patients. And what I’ve realised is that whilst I’m still capable of working, I need to prepare for the last stages of my life – both physically and financially. I need to have choice […]

Queensland foreign investor surcharge increase confirmed in 2018 State Budget

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad delivered her first State Budget this week, announcing an unexpected $1.5 billion surplus – three times the amount predicted in December. The Budget also allocated $5.6 billion in concessions in transport and utilities for eligible Queensland residents. To fund the new concessions, the Government has announced a range of new tax […]

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Melbourne apartments record strongest capital growth

For the 12 months to February 2018, Melbourne recorded the strongest rate of growth for apartments out of all the 5 major capital cities. In this period, Melbourne apartments recorded a 7% gain, with the median apartment price now sitting at $552,589. Sydney apartments came in at the number 2 slot, at 4.8%, and Adelaide […]

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Why foreign investors should consider Western Australia

The Western Australian Government has announced plans to increase the state’s Foreign Buyers Surcharge for residential property. In September last year, the Western Australian Government announced a 4% foreign purchaser duty to be introduced on 1 January 2019. However, in the State budget delivered last month, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced that foreign investors of […]

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Advocating financial literacy and wellbeing in the workplace

Over the past two days, we have been busy talking to many HR leaders at the NSW HR Leadership Summit about financial wellbeing within a workplace context Bringing together over 100 HR leaders from different industries, the NSW HR Leadership Summit provides a platform to exchange ideas, innovations and challenges to better prepare for tomorrow’s […]

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This South West Sydney suburb is primed for growth – see it for yourself

South West Sydney has been identified as a key growth corridor for Sydney over the coming decades – and the Government is certainly helping to accelerate this growth over the short term. Construction of Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek is due to kick off at the end of this year. When it opens the […]

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The 4 ways to earn money – and why you’re probably stuck on the first one

A message from our CEO and Founder, Joseph Chou. It’s my absolute belief that everyday Australians could earn 5 times more than their current income. Perhaps even 10 times more. Once someone finds a reason to do it and then learns how to do it – it is entirely possible. Most people wish they were earning […]

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7 achievable things you can do for your finances by 35

Last week a blog by MarketWatch, which suggested that by age 35 people should have saved the equivalent amount of their annual salary, set alight the twittersphere. People across the world responded quickly with scathing and hilarious tweets which reflected their feelings of complete disconnect with this goal. The response is perhaps unsurprising. A recent […]

On track for growth: Sydney and Melbourne’s important new train lines

When major infrastructure is announced and construction starts, property values typically trend upwards – which is why experienced investors tend to keep a close eye on the infrastructure ‘x-factor’ when researching the long-term growth potential of a given area. The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is a prime example. This project will deliver fast, driver-less […]

“We intend to exceed expectations” – The Standard

Recently, we introduced ‘The Standard’ – award-winning developer Aria Property Group’s newest residential development – to our investors. We have had an overwhelming response in a very short space of time, with many investors coming on board, including a substantial number of Ironfish staff. In fact, over 10% of our investors in ‘The Standard’ are […]

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Federal Budget 2018 – what property investors need to know

Strong economic projections, tax cuts and strategic spending are key focus points in Treasurer, Scott Morrison’s third Federal Budget. But for investors, the Budget centrepiece is no doubt the announcement of a further $24.5 billion to be spent on major transport infrastructure projects across the country as part of the Government’s $75bn 10-year infrastructure blitz. […]

Cranes fast disappearing as analysts predict future Brisbane undersupply

Brisbane locals have become used to a skyline dotted with construction cranes, however these are fast disappearing as recent building activity figures point towards a severe contraction in Brisbane’s new apartment supply. While this is a trend which broadly applies across the country, the extent of the decline is most pronounced in Brisbane, according to […]

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“I’m grateful for the life I’ve been able to create for my kids through investing”

  Here at Ironfish, we are proud to practice what we preach. Many of our staff are property investors themselves, and have kindly agreed to share their individual stories and their own personal property investment tips.   Michael Lawton Senior Property Strategist, Ironfish Adelaide “I feel grateful about the kind of life I have been […]

“It’s all in the details” – Tim Forrester, ARIA and Ironfish

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. Many of our investors have had the pleasure of meeting Tim Forrester, CEO of ARIA Property Group, this week in our offices, or will have the pleasure of meeting Tim in the next few weeks as he unveils ARIA’s latest stunning project: The Standard. But for […]

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APRA ends property investment lending cap

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced plans to end restrictions placed on bank lending to residential property investors. In 2014, APRA imposed a cap which required banks to limit growth in lending to housing investors to 10%. The restrictions were introduced during a period of surging property prices particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. […]

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Ironfish: celebrating the contributions of our young entrepreneurs

On Saturday night, Ironfish was proud to support the launch of the 2018 Golden Wattle Awards, which recognise the achievements of young Chinese Australians and their contributions to Australian society. Ironfish joined Penfolds, Maserati and Paspaley among the key partners in support of the gala event, which took place at the Art Gallery of NSW. […]

Choosing the right investment property in Brisbane

At Ironfish we pride ourselves on our ability to spot unique property investment opportunities in up and coming areas – ahead of the rest. In mid-2017, our property and acquisition team selected “Outlook,” a boutique development of townhouses in Chermside West, a suburb located about 10km north of the Brisbane CBD. Situated opposite the expansive […]

Perth & Brisbane: two cities transformed

When you think of the world’s major cities – New York, Paris, Hong Kong, London – these are cities bustling with energy and activity, with bars, restaurants, art, culture; so much to do, see and experience any day of the week and well into the night. And yet, cities are not simply a wonderful place […]

First Home Buyers: what does it really take to buy your first home?

First home buyers have been returning with force to Australia’s housing market, with the number of first-home-buyer loans reaching a 5 year high earlier this year. According to housing finance data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in January 2018, first home buyers accounted for a sizable 18% of home mortgage loans, the highest monthly […]

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Want a sneak peek at the new Standard in apartment living?

As more Australians choose to live in apartments than ever before, leading developers are responding by finding new ways to raise the bar in building design. These new buildings deliver vertical homes which completely transcend general perceptions around the kind of lifestyle afforded by apartment living. One key trend in new building design that has […]

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Melbourne’s best suburbs revealed

Melbourne’s top 10 suburbs to ‘live, work and play’ have been ranked in a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The PwC CityPulse report reveals that inner suburbs and middle suburbs in the East and South-East of Melbourne remain great places to live and work. Liveability in areas outside the inner-ring is dependent on increased services and […]

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Ironfish Financial Wellbeing program launches in Assetlink

Last week, our CEO and Founder Joseph Chou presented to Assetlink senior executives as part of a specialised financial wellbeing training day. The event also marked the launch of the Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program within the wider Assetlink organisation. About Assetlink Assetlink is one of the largest privately owned integrated facilities services provider with over […]

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Is now a good time to buy property in Perth?

As the vacancy rate drops further, median house prices increase, and sales activity picks up, industry experts are tipping the turning of the tide in the WA capital. According to figures from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA), in the last three months of 2017, Perth’s median house price increased by 1.2% to […]

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About to make a big decision? Have you considered these 3 important factors?

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou When it comes to big decisions in life, which often tend to involve your career or finances, a lot of people make decisions based on the short-term gains to be had. For example, in deciding on a new job, they focus on their starting salary, or […]