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What’s the cost saving for public vs private school?

Parents can save up to $750,000 in school fees for choosing public education over private a new study has shown. A study on the typical costs for a public education versus a private education across Australian metropolitan regions was conducted by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) in collaboration with Monash University in early 2019. The […]

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“Attending many seminars helped build up our confidence to invest with Ironfish”

Eric Luo & Mandy Yang Accounting, Insurance industry professionals “Attending many of Ironfish’s events and seminars was not only educational and informative, but also helped us build up our confidence about Ironfish as a company to invest with.” CASE IN PROFILE Experienced investors Invested for tax purposes Purchased one property with Ironfish Building and growing […]

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Which Australian city has the best universities and lowest housing costs?

Australian universities have a global reputation for excellence, with many of our universities ranking in the global top 100 or top 50 rankings. Perhaps unsurprisingly, our universities are attracting a growing number of international students. In fact, Australia is now the fourth most popular country in the world for international students and the sector added […]


A tour of the world’s second most liveable city – Melbourne

At Ironfish, we can make property recommendations across all the five major cities of Australia and we have our own specialist staff located in each of these cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. We also regularly invest in training of our strategists to ensure our staff are up to speed on the latest property […]

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What’s the one factor that will turn the property market around?

This morning, Ironfish CEO & Founder Joseph Chou joined several key industry titans in a panel discussion at the Credit Suisse annual residential property market conference. Attended by over 80 Credit Suisse investors, including fund managers in equities, the panel of experts shared their views on the current property market, lending and new trends. Panellists […]

Ironfish recommended apartments win best in Australia

Congratulations to all our investors in “Oxley + Stirling,” a luxury apartment building in Brisbane developed by Aria Property Group. Oxley + Stirling has taken out top national honours at the recent Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards, winning Best High-Density Development in Australia. This year’s win marks three years in a row that […]

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How can I improve my career growth?

A little career advice from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. Last year, I helped my nephew, a recent university graduate, earn $200,000 in his first year. Like many ambitious young people, my nephew had managed to do well at university and had secured himself a role at KPMG, which he was all set to […]

What does the NSW election mean for Sydney property investors?

The Coalition has won its third consecutive term in NSW government, led by its first female elected Premier, Gladys Berejiklian. The Coalition win has been largely welcomed by property investors, due to two key policies, which while not directly impacting property, are underlying drivers for market performance over the longer-term in Sydney. Transport infrastructure in […]

“Ironfish has helped me take my life to the next level”

Shelley Zhang Senior Property Investment Strategist & Team Leader, Ironfish Glen Waverley “Ironfish is a group of good and honest people. Everyone works towards one firm belief, that is, to work hard in order to help more people build wealth through property investment. It’s a belief we have to help each other, as much as […]

Perth at the centre of global lithium boom

When you think of Australia’s vast mining or resources sector, iron ore, coal or perhaps even uranium typically come to mind. However, in the space of only a couple of decades, Australia – or effectively Western Australia – has quietly become the world’s largest producer of a different mineral, and one which is experiencing a […]

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Is this Melbourne’s hottest new inner-city suburb?

Anyone who remembers the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills 20 years ago, will know how much the suburb has changed. Surry Hills is incredibly well located – bordering the CBD; it’s close to many public transport options including Central Station, all the major universities and easily connected to local parks and beaches. Over the last […]

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$370M investment into Gold Coast Airport

Off the back of a growing tourism industry and an increasing local population, the Gold Coast Airport is undergoing significant upgrades and expansion to the tune of $370 million. The first stage of the expansion was completed last year, ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, adding an extra 20,000sqm for aircraft parking space to help […]

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Is Australia’s economic outlook really so dire?

The latest GDP figures show the Australian economy grew by only 0.2% for the December 2018 quarter – a result below expectations set by the RBA. The media has also been widely reporting a ‘per capita recession’ – with Australia recording its second straight quarter where the economy shrank on a ‘per capita’ basis. But […]

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A guide to capital gains tax – what’s changing and how are property investors affected?

Along with negative gearing, Labor’s proposed change to capital gains tax has been a key point of contention ahead of this year’s Federal Election. But if you look past the political spin and media headlines, what’s really likely to change and how might this impact your investments? What is capital gains tax? A capital gain […]

“Adding value” – Ironfish Annual Conference 2019

“How can we consciously and strategically add value to our customers right from their very first contact point with us?” This important question set the tone and theme of this year’s Annual Ironfish Conference. Hosted in a different city each year, the Ironfish Annual Conference is an opportunity to recognise the efforts and achievements of […]

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“We didn’t know where to invest on a limited budget”

Mahsa Razdan Retail Assistant “If we didn’t have our Ironfish strategist to help us, I’m sure we would still be wondering today about how to start investing within our budget. Instead we now own two investment properties.” CASE IN PROFILE Former economist / new migrant Wanted to invest but struggled to find information in a […]

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Investment property research – 2019 property market update

With the Federal election around the corner, the Banking Royal Commission findings now released, housing supply on the decline and Australia’s population growth remaining strong – 2019 promises to be a very interesting year for property! Take a look at the key trends to watch as the year unfolds, along with some of the key […]

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Wealth vs happiness

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou This month, as many of you probably know, we have begun a new lunar year: the ‘Year of the Pig,’ according to the Chinese Zodiac. In China, the pig is a symbol of wealth and abundance. At Chinese New Year, we give out red packets filled […]

Views from West End

3 reasons to invest in Brisbane’s West End

A fusion of cultures and a lively, eclectic village vibe give the inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End a unique charm. But there’s an x-factor which has seen demand for property in the area increase by up to 30% in the last six months alone. Location West End is only 1km from the Brisbane CBD, […]

With thanks to our customers – from Ironfish

Last Saturday evening, Ironfish North Sydney and Burwood branches hosted a wonderful night on Sydney Harbour, celebrating the beginnings of a New Lunar Year, alongside nearly 400 of our valued customers. In a black-tie event aboard the luxury ‘Starship Sydney’ cruise liner, our customers and Ironfish Sydney staff took the opportunity to enjoy a great […]

Australian Space Agency: “One small step for Adelaide…”

Move over NASA, Australia now has its own Space Agency, and it’s set to open for business in brand-new headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia. The Australian Space Agency will be located at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site in the ‘Lot Fourteen’ precinct, situated at the north eastern edge of city, adjacent to Adelaide Botanic […]

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Royal Commission Final Report – what it means for property investors

Justice Hayne’s much anticipated Royal Commission Final Report was publicly released by the Government yesterday. The aim of the Royal Commission – which is the highest form of inquiry into matters of public importance – was to expose any wrong-doing in banks, insurance and superannuation companies. The Royal Commission Final report contained 76 recommendations to […]

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What is negative gearing – and how do changes affect you?

With the Federal Election only months away, negative gearing remains front and centre as a major point of debate and contention between Australia’s two major political parties. Bill Shorten’s Labor Government has promised to overhaul negative gearing rules for investment properties should they win the election. The current Liberal government stands firmly opposed to the […]

Which up and coming Brisbane suburbs are tipped for 2019?

With many analysts dubbing Brisbane as the ‘quiet achiever’ of 2018 and the one to watch in 2019, the question that follows for many investors is: ‘which Brisbane suburb will be best to invest?’ At Ironfish, one Brisbane suburb firmly within our own sights is Rochedale. This southern Brisbane suburb benefits from excellent connectivity, being […]

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Top 5 books to read in 2019 – and how to get the most out of them

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou At the beginning of a new year, it’s so common to hear of people joining book clubs, making reading lists, or resolving to read a new book every week for the year. And every day you find someone sharing an article on social media that ‘you […]