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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 […]

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Another prestigious award goes to an Ironfish-selected development

Brisbane-based developer, Aria Property Group, has taken out the top national award for its stunning development, The Melbourne Residences. This is the third year in a row that Aria has won this highly coveted award. Located on Melbourne St, South Brisbane, and bringing together a mix of ground floor retail and luxury apartments, the development […]

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Melbourne housing shortage: supply unable to keep up with population growth

Australia’s fastest growing city is set to face a shortage of housing in the next few years, as rapid population growth continues to outpace the construction of new housing. The Victorian government will need to increase approvals and commencements of new housing by more than 10% in order to meet demand, according to the latest […]

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“We knew we were investing in the right property”

Candice Lowe Registered Surveyor / Ironfish Customer “What we really appreciated most about Ironfish was that all the homework had been done for us and we simply had to assess our options. There was no pushing or hard sell. Our best interests were as high a priority as theirs were.”   CASE IN PROFILE: Business […]

Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide housing affordability best in 20 years

Residential property in Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide hasn’t been this affordable since 1997, according to a peak industry body. The latest Housing Industry Association (HIA) quarterly index reveals that housing affordability is at its highest level in 20 years in all of Australia’s capital cities, with the exception of Sydney and Melbourne. “It is often […]

“Where I’m investing in property in 2018” – our CEO’s investment plan revealed

Our CEO & Founder – and a prolific and highly successful property investor in his own right – Joseph Chou, reveals which cities he’s personally investing in this year, some important property investment tips and how to start planning for your future, now. Getting ahead: invest for your future Most people don’t plan to succeed. […]

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Financial Wellbeing – working towards a good return

Money matters, investment decisions, building wealth for your future – these are fundamental aspects of life. And while money might not be able to buy happiness, financial security has a significant impact on our overall wellbeing and a direct impact on the quality of our life in retirement. So, though these should be issues that […]

International Women’s Day: how are you looking after your financial future?

It’s International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the many achievements of women all around the world and also a chance to look at new opportunities and improvements for the future. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to provide an overview of why we are so passionate about helping people to achieve financial […]

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Rental vacancies drop across Australian capital cities

Vacancy rates dropped in 4 of the 5 major capital cities in January with Adelaide staying flat at 1.5%, the tightest vacancy rate of all 5 capitals. The figures show that Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney continue to be under-supplied markets with very tight vacancy rates. Brisbane is absorbing supply of new property well, with some […]

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How did this investor buy 2 properties by the age of 21?

  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.   Jessica Dal Molin Sales support, Ironfish Adelaide “School was never really my thing, so going to uni and […]