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So, just how unaffordable are Australian homes? 

Feeling priced out of the market? There’s still hope… Since Bernard Salt’s now infamous ‘smashed avocado’ comment went viral in 2016, housing affordability has garnered much debate and publicity, with governments at all levels facing increased pressure to address the issue through their policy-making decisions. And while there’s evidence that the market – in Sydney […]

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2018: Where to invest in property in Australia – a guide to each city’s residential market

At Ironfish, we place a strong emphasis on research and analysis with a dedicated in-house team which continually monitors the property market across the 5 major capital cities in Australia. To help investors and home buyers plan for 2018, our research team has put together a city-by-city residential market update and outlook, presented by Ironfish […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

  Wishing all our investors a happy, healthy and successful 2018: Year of the Dog.   Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!         [...]

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Why we cancelled our contract with another property investment company and went with Ironfish instead

  Robert & Paula Licuria Senior Legal Counsel & Early Childhood educator / Ironfish Customers “As a lawyer, I’m pretty discerning and can be quite sceptical in my assessment of things. “Having invested with Ironfish, we’re not only impressed by the level of knowledge, customer service and ethics of everyone we’ve dealt with, we also […]

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What makes us different to other property investment companies?

It’s a common question. And a legitimate one; especially for new investors who are unfamiliar with the processes involved in property investment or those who simply want to feel reassured that they are investing with the help of the right people. Because, at the end of the day, we know the heart and soul of […]

What are the ingredients of a successful apartment building?

At Ironfish, we pride ourselves on our strict property selection process; a process which helps us to select the best amongst all the new developments on the market. And there is a common theme amongst the successful developments that we see. Location is first and foremost – being ideally situated in an area with strong […]

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Location, location: buying property in a good school catchment area

Everyone wants to give their kids the best in life, and ensuring kids have access to a good education is one of the top priorities for many parents.  If you’re planning to send your kids to a private school, then location doesn’t play as big a role in your decision around which areas to live. […]

My investment strategies: property, shares and bitcoin

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou* Bitcoin. It’s the new thing, it’s what everyone is talking about. Perhaps not since the California Gold Rush in the 19th century has there been such excitement or so many people considering how they can get on board. But it’s also got its fair share of […]

Investing in the Gold Coast in 2018 – why you should look beyond the high-rise

The Gold Coast has long been famous for its world-class beaches which, along with its many luxury amenities, and sports and entertainment attractions, have made it a premier tourism destination. However, the GC is now fast becoming known for its investment in health and education as well, with the creation of the Gold Coast Health […]

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What the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games means for property investors

In just a couple more months, our national and enduring love for sport will have plenty to focus on with the launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games running from April 4 – 15. Since the first Games took place back in 1930 in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Commonwealth countries and cities around […]

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Migration pushing Queensland property price growth

Interstate migration, primarily from Sydney, is set to increase Queensland residential property values, the AFR reports. An analysis by CBRE of historical data has shown that as interstate migration to Queensland increases, median Brisbane home values have risen alongside. For example, in 2002 the median Brisbane home price equated to 41% of a Sydney home. […]

Single-mum of 4: how I became a successful property investor

  Jenny Ng Banking industry professional / Ironfish customer “My Strategist always had time for me; she would happily answer all my questions and explain everything – even though she knew I couldn’t afford to make a purchase. She was very patient, and about 5 years later, when I was able to start investing, I […]

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Positive signs for Adelaide property in 2018

  The Adelaide property market came out ahead of the 5 major cities in the last quarter, with home values in the city growing by 0.3%, according to the latest figures from Corelogic. Corelogic Head of Research, Tim Lawless reported that the Adelaide market looks steady and that its result was particularly notable given the […]

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Queensland foreign investor stamp duty surcharge set to rise

The Queensland government has announced plans to more than double the ‘Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty’ for foreign property investors from 3 to 7% from 1 July 2018. The new tax increase is described as being part of a range of measures and ‘expenditure reprioritisations’ designed to raise revenue for the state. The re-elected Palaszczuk government […]

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How do you plan to get ahead in 2018?

  It’s the new year, and the first week back at work for many people. (Happy New Year and well done for getting through your first week after the holidays!) Most of us are filled with the best of intentions this time of year, whether it takes the form of a defined new year’s resolution, […]

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Ironfish

Thank you to all our customers for your support this year. We look forward to contributing to your success in 2018. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family, and a happy new year. – from all of us here at Ironfish.    

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Why you need to make wealth an important priority in your life

  A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou As I reflect on the many achievements and challenges of 2017, one key theme keeps resurfacing. There are currently about 7.2 billion people in the world today. We’re all working hard in life, and yet, there are so few people in the world who make […]

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“I’m dreaming bigger and doing better as an investor with the help of Ironfish”

  Nirmal Singh Mortgage lending professional / Ironfish investor “After meeting Joseph, Priscilla and the Ironfish team, it motivated me to dream bigger and do better than what I’m already doing. I can accelerate my investment portfolio and growth because I’ve got a team of professionals behind me.”     CASE IN PROFILE Experienced investor: […]

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Ironfish announces strategic investment in

Ironfish, which is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing property investment groups, is pleased to announce that we have made a strategic investment in This move brings together two market leaders, actively engaged in helping Chinese and Australian consumers invest in the Australian property market. About Ironfish With 14 offices in Australia and China, as […]

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Australia’s population growth 30+ years ahead of schedule

In 1998, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) predicted that Australia’s population would grow to at least 23.5 million people in 2051. In reality, we reached that milestone back in July 2014 – that was the ‘low-growth’ prediction. At most, the ABS predicted, that our population would grow to 26.4 million people by 2051. But […]

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The rise and rise of Melbourne’s largest Chinese community: Box Hill

As a migrant country, we’ve seen a number of areas transformed by immigration over the years. In Sydney, the suburbs of Chatswood, Burwood, and now Hurstville stand out as prime examples of where our Chinese migrant populations have come to define and develop areas into dynamic, cultural epicentres and economic activity hubs. Melbourne, soon to […]

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What’s the best investment you’ve made this year?

As we farewell 2017 and begin the new year, we thought we’d share details about a great investment we’ve made –  one we feel really good about. It may even be the best investment we made last year. And yes, it is a property investment of sorts, but it goes much further than that. It’s […]

How to develop a winning mindset – from the mind behind Gloria Jeans

Earlier this week, over 100 investors, entrepreneurs and professionals gathered at Ironfish HQ to pick the brain of Peter Irvine, one of the co-founders of global coffee franchise Gloria Jeans. Peter has over 50 years of high-profile business experience; in addition to bringing the Gloria Jeans brand to Australia, he was also part of the […]

“Just one property purchase changed the course of my life”

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.    Bruce Guan Senior Property Investment Strategist, Ironfish “My one bedroom investment property created more wealth in 3 years, than […]

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Why buying property in Perth is ‘the best thing’ to do right now

Channel 7 Chairman, Kerry Stokes, has staked his reputation on the fact that Western Australia is the best place to buy property right now. The Australian business magnate, who also holds interests in property, mining and construction, said that conditions are ideal for entering the Perth and Western Australia housing market, staking his reputation on […]