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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 […]

Want to grow your small business? Here’s 4 things you’ve probably overlooked

In 2006 Ironfish opened with a single office in St Leonards with 12 staff and a mission to help Aussie families achieve long-term financial security through strategic property investment. Today, we have over 14 branch offices as well as property management, mortgage broking and property development arms – and we have over 300 staff across […]

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Looking for the next Sydney property investment hotspot?

Late last year, the Greater Sydney Commission unveiled its plan for the future of Sydney, envisioning the city structured into 3 distinct areas, each with its own CBD. The plan is very much focused on the development of Sydney’s west, including further developing the Parramatta CBD and a new CBD around the new Badgerys Creek […]

This is the secret to success that everybody overlooks…

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. People often think there’s a kind of myth or magic around success or successful people. But the truth is, there’s no such thing. There is, however, one thing that most people overlook. The importance of knowing, every time, exactly what you’re shooting for. Everything I’ve achieved […]

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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 […]