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Tips for buying off-the-plan property in 2018

First home buyers have made a strong return to the market; a trend largely attributed to the many government incentives on offer, such as first home owner grants or stamp duty savings. Most (if not all) of these incentives are available exclusively for the purchase of new or off-the-plan property. Even for a seasoned investor […]

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When recognition matters…

Over 850 HR professionals attended the 2018 Australian HR Awards, sponsored by Ironfish, at The Star in Sydney on Friday. The Awards recognise the HR industry’s best companies, individuals and teams from all around Australia. For the second year, Ironfish – Financial Wellbeing Program was the major event partner of the Awards. The evening was […]

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Do you own property in Adelaide? New tax cuts affect you.

The latest South Australian budget was delivered on Wednesday, announcing new tax cuts and initiatives which will benefit Adelaide property investors and owners. Land tax cuts In a bid to encourage more investors into the state, the land-tax-free threshold for all investment properties will rise from $369,000 to $450,000. (This threshold refers to the land […]

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“I wanted to get my foot on the property ladder as early as possible”

  Dickson Wong Electrical Engineer “Some people are surprised I choose to live with my parents, but I don’t mind because I like spending time with them. It’s also about how do I want to spend the limited amount of money that I have? Do I want to spend it on rent? Or do I […]

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What does success mean to you?

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. My definition of success has changed a lot over the years. Initially, success for me meant having a great job and career, and this is why I became a diplomat. When I decided to quit this profession and migrate to Australia – with little money and […]

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2018 property market update

Planning to buy or sell your home or investment property in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide in the second half of 2018? Find out what’s been happening in the housing and apartment market in all the major cities of Australia in the last 6 months, and what to expect in the next 6 months.  […]

Adelaide poised for growth as confidence in SA booms

With world-leading innovation and city-shaping projects underway, Adelaide is well poised for growth, according to property industry experts. Results from the latest ANZ/Property Council of Australia (PCA) Survey showed a record-high level of confidence for South Australia. PCA attributes this to the state’s economy, buoyed by growth in industries such as health and defence, as well as […]

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The impact of Australia’s international student boom

Education is big business in Australia. We are now the fourth most popular country in the world for international students, coming in after the US, UK and France – a considerable achievement for a country of our size. Australia’s international education sector contributed a staggering $28 billion to the economy in the 2017 financial year […]

Sydney’s future looks west: $5bn smart city kicks off

In March this year, all 3 levels of government together announced a $20 billion plan to create a Western Sydney Aerotropolis, which would deliver 200,000 knowledge jobs in the region. Last month, the centrepiece of the plan – a new airport at Badgerys Creek – kicked off, with contracts awarded to start earthmoving works by […]

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“Everyone was investing with Ironfish – now I know why”

  Mario Patino Marketing professional “I never invested in property before, because I didn’t have the right information, education or someone I could trust to guide me through the process of how to make my first investment.  “I am now very happy with my first purchase and looking forward to increasing my portfolio over time […]

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VIC overtakes NSW, but Sydney remains #1 economy

  Victoria has taken the top spot from NSW as the nation’s strongest state economy, however, Sydney remains the nation’s top performing city economy. State of the State Rankings Victoria now leads all states for economic performance according to the release of the latest CommSec ‘State of the States’ report. It’s the first time in […]

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Is the property market crashing…?

It’s hard to read a paper at the moment without finding an array of negative headlines about Sydney’s declining property market.  While media reports paint an overwhelming gloomy picture for the market, a closer look at the data tells a more nuanced story. Sydney’s top end dragging down the averages The Sydney residential property market […]

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Employment meets rail in Melbourne’s growing north-west

Approximately 10km north-west of Melbourne’s CBD is Sunshine, a one-time industrial heartland that sits at an important intersection point for 2 major Melbourne city planning initiatives – initiatives which are making many Melbourne investors sit up and take note. National Employment and Innovation Cluster As Melbourne’s population continues to boom, the Victorian government is planning […]

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Why are we ramping up when others are slowing down?

When the property market goes through a period of adjustment, many property companies look at reducing their footprint. But we’re doing the opposite. At Ironfish, we’re preparing for growth and expansion. If you’re a job seeker, you’ve probably already noticed that we’re running a major recruitment initiative across our branches. What you may not know […]

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How do you find someone you can trust to help you invest in property?

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. Something I always say to anyone who asks is that Ironfish is a people company not a property company. And this is our crucial difference in the industry. Because while we may operate predominantly under a real estate license, we are different to your average real […]

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Coffee, food, art and music – Melbourne at its best       

Melbourne Art Week kicks off next week with an exciting line up of exhibitions, events and performances including the headline event: the Melbourne Art Fair at the Southbank Arts Precinct. With over 500 artists exhibited over 30 venues, there will be plenty to do and see after work, with live music and DJs performing at […]

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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 […]