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Western Sydney’s $5.3bn airport takes off

Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek has reached a major milestone, with contracts awarded to Lend Lease and CPB Contractors to start levelling the site by the end of the year. The ‘Early Earthworks’ contract will employ up to 180 workers to undertake site preparation, which also includes building the access roads and drainage required […]

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Adelaide remains the tightest rental market, while pressure eases for Sydney renters

Renting a home in Sydney is becoming more affordable, as vacancy rates tighten across all the 5 major capital city markets, with the exception of Sydney. The latest figures from SQM Research show that Adelaide remains the tightest rental market with a vacancy rate of 1.5% in June 2018, dropping from an already low 1.8% […]

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Aussies feeling fit and well – just not financially, new research finds

Australians are feeling much happier about their general health and wellbeing than they are about their finances, a new study has revealed – with home ownership being a key stress point. A national Colmar Brunton survey has found that only 35% of Australians are satisfied with their financial wellbeing, while 59% are satisfied with their […]

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“It’s the ongoing service that makes a real difference”

  Drs. Chris & Cindy Aubrey Surgical Assistants “There’s lots of companies that are just wanting to make money. They basically just tell you whatever’s on their books is the right thing to buy. So, it’s hard to find someone you can trust. “What we liked about Ironfish is that they’re a company that educates […]

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Are townhouses the new house?

  New figures have revealed the popularity of townhouses is soaring, with approvals for new townhouses at record levels in Australia’s biggest cities. In the 12 months to December 2017, townhouse approvals had the strongest year on year growth at 21% in Victoria (VIC) and 28% in New South Wales (NSW).  Conversely, in the same […]

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Record numbers looking for homes in Queensland

  Not since 2003 have there been so many people leaving New South Wales and Victoria in droves for the more affordable pastures of Queensland. The latest ABS population data reveals that over the December 2017 quarter, 15,322 residents left New South Wales and moved to Queensland. In the same period 7,112 Victorians migrated to […]

Should I invest in property in 2018 or wait a year?

An end of financial year message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. In a year that has had its fair share of challenges – as well as opportunities – this end of financial year, I thought I would take the time to share my own property investment strategies and some tips to succeed within […]

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Brisbane’s hot up and coming enclave: Hamilton Reach

Nestled along the banks of Brisbane’s riverfront and offering expansive views across the city and water – it’s easy to see why this is one of Brisbane’s most sought-after addresses.  But, it’s not just about the views and lifestyle at Hamilton Reach, there are many more factors that contribute to its appeal to both property […]

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Melbourne to build Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery

While Sydney may be known for its iconic architecture, beaches and weather, Melbourne has long held a reputation for leading the charge when it comes to arts and culture. With its amazing live music scene, fashion designers, small bar and dining culture and multitude of excellent galleries, distinctive laneways and artistic enclaves – Melbourne arts […]

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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. […]