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Property remains an investment ‘safe haven’ [new report]

Australian residential property prices have grown by 7.7 per cent compared to last year, which is greater than the global average, according to the Global House Price Index by Knight Frank. Global house prices rose, on average, 6.5 per cent in the year to March 2017 – the highest annual rate of growth in three […]

Queensland budget winners: first-home buyers and South-east Queensland rail commuters

The Queensland Government’s latest budget delivers a strong win for South-east Queenslanders, by committing to fully fund Brisbane’s first underground rail project, the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. Other budget highlights include the extension of the first-home-buyers grant and two new schools announced for Brisbane. Overall the 2017-2018 Queensland state budget allocates $42.75 billion […]

Cross River Rail a ‘game-changer’ for South East Queensland

Cross River Rail is one of Queensland’s biggest ever infrastructure projects and is marked as the state government’s highest priority infrastructure project. This $5.4 billion project will be fully funded by the Queensland state government and forms the centrepiece of the Queensland 2017-2018 state budget. The project will build a new 10.2 km rail line […]

Melbourne population predicted to overtake Sydney by 2030s

Melbourne’s population is set to overtake Sydney by the 2030s to become Australia’s largest city, The Australian reports. Sydney’s current population of 5 million is approximately 350,000 ahead of Melbourne, but this lead is narrowing at a rate of 20,000 a year. If present rates continue, Melbourne would replace Sydney as Australia’s largest city as […]

NSW first-home buyers to benefit from new housing affordability reforms

Housing Affordability is a hot political topic and so it is not surprising that late last week the NSW Premier announced new housing affordability measures in advance of her NSW State budget, which is released on 20 June, 2017. First-home buyers are the clear winners, whilst increased taxes are imposed on foreign investors. Local investors […]

Better lifestyle at half the cost – this is Australia’s most popular capital city to move to

As affordability and the cost of living becomes more expensive in Sydney, many families and investors are looking north to South East Queensland, where quality properties are available at often half the price of the southern markets of Sydney and Melbourne. According to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Brisbane is Australia’s most […]

June 30 deadline for off-the-plan stamp duty concessions in Victoria

Stamp duty payable will increase significantly as of 1 July 2017 for investors who purchase ‘off-the-plan’ property in Victoria. Currently, investors receive generous discounts off the full stamp duty amount that is payable on completed property. In March this year, the Victorian State Government announced that this ‘off-the-plan concession’ for investors will be removed. Stamp […]

“Working hard isn’t enough” – a young investor’s journey to wealth. [Case Study]

For young investor Brenda Gao, the realisation that hard work alone sometimes just isn’t enough to be able to live the life you want, was a life changing realisation that set her along the path to property investment. CASE IN PROFILE Brenda attended a property workshop in the Ironfish Brisbane offices and heard CEO, Joseph […]

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 […]