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How do you plan to achieve the lifestyle you want in the future? [Ironfish Case Study]

How do you picture your life after retirement? How will your kids get their start in the property market? How can you join the elite 8.5 percent of Australians who own an investment property? CASE IN PROFILE Recently, Robert Cornish, former ISNSW Director, was asking the same questions when he happened to be referred to […]

Ironfish riders conquer epic challenge

Overcoming intense physical and mental challenges, two members of the Ironfish Adelaide team have recently completed an epic 678km bike ride for charity, raising over $25,000. The journey from Port Adelaide to the Northern Flinders Ranges took five days, with riders Julian Stevens and Mike Lawton covering approximately 135km a day. Their efforts were in […]

80% surge in South East Queensland land prices over last decade

New residential land prices in South East Queensland (SEQ) have increased by nearly 80 per cent over the last 10 years on a per square metre basis, according to analysis by property services group, Oliver Hume. This increase represents some of the strongest returns from any investment class over the past 10 years, the group […]

How the 2017 Federal Budget affects property investors

Affordable housing, infrastructure planning and some property investment tax changes are strong focus points for investors in Scott Morrison’s second Federal Budget. So what does this mean for current investors and property owners, as well as for future investors investing in property moving forward?  “The 2017 Federal Budget has been generally well received by the […]

Is Melbourne becoming a landlord’s market?

Key research released this month suggests that Melbourne is continuing to show significant potential for property investors, and has actually become a ‘landlord’s market.’ These findings come hot on the heels of the Victorian government’s vacancy tax announcements and amidst concerns of apartment oversupply in inner-city Melbourne. The following five reports outline why many investors […]

[Sydney] New facilities for growing Green Square community

Green Square residents are invited to a sneak preview of the City of Sydney’s new $18 million community and cultural precinct at a site tour this weekend. Locals can take a look at the facilities under construction at the former South Sydney Hospital site in Zetland, including a creative centre, community shed, childcare centre and […]

[Perth] Residential Land Sales Recover As Prices Rise

Residential land sales increased for the second consecutive quarter as prices reached a new high during the three months to September 2016 according to the latest HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report published today by Housing Industry Association. “During the September 2016 quarter, the volume of land sales increased by 1,121 lots compared with the June 2016 […]

[Melbourne] Victorian Government Commits To Next Stage Of Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment in a move to ensure Melbourne can claim the title as global home of sport and entertainment. Announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, the funding will guarantee that the Australian Open stays in […]

[Brisbane] Aria Unveils Incredible Waterfall Inspired Tower for South Brisbane

Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has submitted a new development application for a striking 33 storey residential tower for 77 Hope Street, South Brisbane which has been inspired by Queensland’s rainforest’s and sub-tropical climate. A design competition between four architectural firms (Koichi Takada, Elenberg Fraser, RotheLowman & Woods Marsh) was undertaken across the country to determine the most […]

[Adelaide] Hamilton Hill Unveils Rare 19 Hectare Housing Opportunity

Starfish Developments revealed its new 19 hectare, masterplanned housing development in Woodforde at the base of the Adelaide foothills. Newly named Hamilton Hill will accommodate 440 new homes and boasts sweeping panoramic views of the city and coastline. “Hamilton Hill makes for an enviable lifestyle, enjoying the best of both worlds – urban and rural,” […]

How will the Proposed Stamp Duty Changes to Melbourne’s Off the Plan Apartment Market impact you?

There is often lots of media hype and negative speculation to accompany major property tax reforms. However, the recently announced decision by the Victorian State Government to remove the ability for investors in new Victorian property to access its attractive “discounted stamp duty policy” for off the plan purchasers (“OTP”) from 1 July is a […]

Ironfish in support of Operation Flinders fundraising event: ‘Epic Impact Yankaninna Challenge 2017´

Two of Ironfish Adelaide’s team are about to undertake an ‘epic’ bike journey to help raise funds for Operation Flinders, a South Australian not-for-profit that runs adventure transformation programs for young offenders and young people at risk. As part of its work, the charitable organisation takes teens between 14 and 18 years of age on […]

Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Investment Property

Everyone’s heard that “location, location, location” is the most important thing to consider when buying a home. But what about an investment property? If you love living near the water, does it make sense to purchase a second property in an expensive seaside suburb? Or are there other factors that you should consider? Property investing […]

Things to Consider when Searching for a Property Manager

Your property manager needs to be a switched on, intelligent and courteous person who is approachable and friendly, but is also a shrewd judge of a possible tenant’s character. They should have local knowledge, know how to source a reliable tenant base, and know how to represent you at a tribunal hearing if there’s a […]

The Benefits of Buying Investment Property Off The Plan

Buying off the plan means buying a property before it’s constructed, based on the plans and projections of the developer. Say, for example, you wish to buy an apartment as an investment property. You could go to the auction of an existing property and make a bid in the hope that you will be successful. […]

Why West Melbourne is the Investment Hotspot for Investors

New $7 Billion 56ha Arden Precinct + New Metro Station to be completed by 2051 The state government has unveiled its blueprint for the 56 ha Arden precinct in North Melbourne, which over the next 30 years could be developed to accommodate 15,000 residents and 34,000 jobs. The area will be built between Macaulay Rd, Dryburgh St and the Upfield train […]

8 Reasons to invest in South Brisbane, sit back and enjoy high returns!

1. South Brisbane apartments achieve $125 more p.w. than the average Brisbane Apartment  South Brisbane apartments have an average rent per week of $510 compared to the Brisbane average which is $385 per week. (Residex August 2016) 2. $25 million Flight Centre Head Office Moves Into South Brisbane With 2,000 Staff in August 2016 Flight Centre’s new headquarters will be […]

Emerging Melbourne Suburb – Find out why Docklands is a good opportunity for your investment portfolio

Melbourne’s economic heart shifts west towards Docklands Over 540,000sqm of office space has been developed or is under construction within Docklands. A growing number of international businesses have recently relocated into the Docklands precinct including Facebook, Deloitte, KPMG, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jemena, Regus, and Maddocks Lawyers. $15 MILLION RON BARASSI SENIOR PARK OPENS IN DOCKLANDS (NEW […]

[Sydney] $727 million infrastructure boot to central Sydney

The City of Sydney is investing another $727 million on major projects that will transform central Sydney over the next 10 years. Projects include safer and more accessible streets and pedestrian walkways, new and refurbished childcare and community centres, bold public artworks and revitalised parks and streetscapes, involving an investment of $1 billion over the […]

[Perth] New online mapping tool makes planning easier

Public online mapping system provides interactive planning data Up-to-date and accurate land use and development data An online mapping tool is publicly available for the first time from today, allowing anyone to access planning data for any parcel of land in Western Australia. Speaking at the Planning Institute of Australia’s state conference, Planning Minister Donna […]

[Melbourne] Draft plans for $7bn commercial and residential precinct in North Melbourne released by Victorian Government

North Melbourne’s Arden precinct will be home to up to 15,000 people and up to 34,000 jobs over the next 30 years, according to draft plans released last week by the Victorian Government. The plans to seek to create a new commercial and residential precinct across 56 hectares in North Melbourne, between Macaulay Road, Dryburgh […]

[Brisbane] Brisbane’s Central Station Is Getting A New Look For A New Era

Brisbane’s Central Station is due to begin a three-year and $67 million revitalisation and modernisation of its facilities and appearance. According to  the project is expected to support 750 jobs and is only the second rejuvenation project the station has undergone since it was first built in 1889, following its first significant renovations in […]

[Adelaide] SA Government announces draft update to 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

South Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week published a draft update to the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, which he said builds on the existing Plan’s principles and recognises the significant reforms introduced in the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Mr Rau said the update strengthens the Plan’s focus on creating healthy neighbourhoods […]

[Sydney] Contractors’ shortlist announced for major western Sydney road projects

WORK on the Australian and New South Wales governments’ suite of Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan projects is pushing ahead, with shortlisted contractors announced to build three major road projects. The successful contractor will deliver The Northern Road upgrade between Peter Brock Drive and Mersey Road, The Northern and Bringelly roads interchange and the Bringelly Road […]

[Perth] Changes to R-Codes released for comment

Proposed changes to R-Codes to improve clarity and consistency  New streetscape appearance clause to consider local amenity issues 60-day public comment period is open until October 10, 2016  Planning Minister Donna Faragher today released a number of proposed changes to Western Australia’s Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) for public comment. Speaking at the State’s second Building […]