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Being around investors is the best way to become a successful investor

  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.    Josh Ure National Housing Manager, Ironfish “What I noticed very quickly is that the wealth of my colleagues […]

Thinking beyond Sydney – why rent-vesting works for me

  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.    William Mitchell National Apartments Manager, Ironfish “I have a long-term property investment plan, but it doesn’t necessarily mean […]

How to simplify the process of buying investment property

Rob & Susie Cornish Surveyor & Company Secretary / Ironfish Customers “After two years of researching the property market we realised we were getting nowhere fast. After meeting Ilinna and exploring our options, the guidance of the Ironfish team made our investment decisions a no-brainer.” CASE IN PROFILE Couple: business owner and corporate governance professional […]

“I want to give my kids the best opportunities”

  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.  Julie Liu Client Care Co-ordinator, Ironfish “Planning for the future took priority for me once I became a parent; […]

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23-year old property investor: “if I can do it, anyone can do it!”

  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.    Joshua Vuong Executive Assistant, Ironfish “So many people my age are fearful about the property market and feel […]

77 countries and counting…property investment lets me travel the world

  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.    Lu Nan Head of Marketing, Ironfish “People often think that you can either be present in the moment […]

Docklands transformation: today’s residents wouldn’t live anywhere else

It takes a bit of guts and a whole lot of vision to get in at ground level in the development of a new area or suburb. And Docklands, located on the doorstep of the Melbourne CBD, has been no exception. Since the early 1990s, Melbournites have had a ‘love it or hate it’ relationship […]

Sydney property: should I buy now or should I wait?

While average home values across Australia continued to rise in September, in the country’s largest city, prices fell by 0.13%. This is the first time Sydney has seen negative growth since late 2015. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, this result brings Sydney’s annual year on year growth figure down to 10.54%, compared to […]

Unlock the best kept property market secrets

If you’re a budding investor looking to make a start or an advanced investor seeking to further enhance your portfolio and investment strategies, attending a property buyer expo is a useful point of call. Property buyer expos aim to bring together a host of property investment professionals, across all related industries (such as finance, insurance, […]

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Infrastructure boom driving Australian economic growth

The new engine driving Australia’s economic development is large scale public infrastructure projects –  providing record numbers of construction jobs, and representing the largest infrastructure spending in 30 years. According to the latest data from the RBA, the Government is spending nearly $100 billion on infrastructure in the current financial year alone. This figure will […]

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Inside look: the homes of a successful property investor

Ironfish CEO and multi-million-dollar property investor Joseph Chou shares his journey from first-home-buyer to apartment downsizer – and there are plenty of great tips in there for property investors, first-home-buyers and downsizers alike. Buying my first home I purchased my first home back in 1992. We were quite focused about what we were looking for […]

Where to find the last new homes under $400K in a fast-growing city

By 2036, the population of Ipswich – located approximately 30km west of Brisbane – will be nearly the same size as the Gold Coast is today. This represents growth of 144% and makes Ipswich Queensland’s fastest growing city, and one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. According to Urbis Director, Paul Riga, “South East […]

How an apartment building becomes a lifestyle

More Australians are living in apartments than ever before – a trend that is driven by many factors including affordability, proximity to transport and employment, the desire for low-maintenance living and the growing appeal of first-class building amenities such as rooftop pools, private cinemas and gyms. And as new apartment developments spring up to cater […]

Are you proud of your life’s work?

This time last week, 880 of the best HR professionals across Australia were gearing up for the industry’s night of nights: the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Ironfish was proud to be the event partner for this year’s Awards, which recognised and rewarded the achievements of true innovators and leaders within the HR industry. In his […]

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Melbourne facing apartment under-supply by 2018

Melbourne’s population is growing faster than expected, meaning there may not be enough apartments to cater to demand, according to global advisory firm BIS Oxford Economics (BIS). Their findings are based on recent Census figures which show that Victoria had 109,000 more people than the firm had previously expected. “If you translate that into households, […]

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What can you achieve in 7 years?

For our customer Jennifer Lipert, life has been full of twists and turns: from uprooting her life and migrating to Australia in 2003, to becoming the CFO of a well-known cosmetics company and building an investment portfolio of 13 properties. Jennifer had been wanting to invest in property for a long time, but it wasn’t […]

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Record low interest rate remains stable: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced it will keep Australia’s cash rate at its historic low of 1.5% for the 13th consecutive month. The cash rate last moved in August 2016, shifting down to the current rate.  RBA Governor, Philip Lowe said the economy is growing in line with expectations and was likely […]

Where did Ironfish customers buy investment property in Sydney – and why were they so successful?

It’s no secret that the property boom in Sydney of recent years has left many hopeful property investors priced out of premium or preferred Sydney suburbs. Since 2010, Sydney house values have increased by 82% and apartments by 71%. But there are also many investors who are now enjoying the benefits of gaining a foothold […]

What do Brisbane and New York have in common?

The big cities of the world are known for their iconic buildings; the unique collection of architecture that makes each city’s skyline distinctive; evoking awe and admiration from tourists and locals alike. From Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, the modern cities of the world continue to reshape and redefine their […]

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What you need to know about new apartment trends

As the latest Census results show, the strong shift towards apartment living in Australia continues, particularly in the major capital cities. A growing proportion of people are prioritising access to jobs and local amenity over the traditional Aussie dream of the big backyard. Medium and higher density housing now makes up 26% of all Australian […]

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Why you need to teach your kids about money – and how to earn it

Underlying our CEO’s many achievements in business and as a property investor is his passion and dedication as an educator; helping people to understand the importance of working towards long-term financial security and supporting them along this path. Joseph serves as a business mentor to young entrepreneurs and is a highly sought-after speaker  – presenting […]

How to support your next property investment with the latest research

What’s the most affordable suburb in your city? What are the top 10 suburbs with the strongest long-term capital growth? How fast is your city growing and what are the main sectors of the economy supporting this growth? What’s the next property hotspot in your city? Our latest “My City” reports are now available, answering […]

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How to prepare for property settlement time

Even the most experienced property investors can find settlement a bit of a hassle – and for new investors, the process can seem confusing or stressful. But settlement also signals the completion of a major achievement – when all your hard work pays off and you get to take ownership of a property, become a […]

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People and culture: why money matters

Ironfish is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Australian HR Awards 2017, which recognises the leading innovators in people and culture across Australian business. Although we work in the property investment space, our number one focus is people – so the HR Awards very much resonates with our core values.   We see property […]

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Why you need a good mortgage broker and how to spot a great one

As a property investor, the support of a good team is invaluable – your strategist, accountant and solicitor will each play an important role in helping you to develop your property portfolio. Within the current climate, as Australian banks continue to tighten their lending standards, your mortgage broker will also play a crucial role in […]