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Driverless trains take off in Sydney

Sydney commuters will get to ride the city’s first driverless train when the Sydney Metro opens to the public this Sunday, 26th May. And for its opening day, the metro trains will be free of charge for passengers. Sydney Metro will offer high frequency, turn-up-and-go services along the ‘Metro North West Rail Line’ which spans […]

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Post-election property market boost for investors

Hot on the heels of the Coalition’s win at the recent Federal Election, APRA has now indicated it will look to potentially lower serviceability requirements for new home loans. The Coalition victory has removed uncertainty around negative gearing and capital gains tax changes, which is expected to bolster the wider market, and according to Goldman […]

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What’s not changing – 2019 Federal Election results

The differences in housing/property related policy between the two major parties have been well publicised – namely negative gearing and capital gains tax. But what about all the ways both parties are actually aligned? We took a look at four key areas where both Labor and Liberal federal governments largely agree on policy decisions, and […]

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Australians paying mortgage faster

According to research by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), approximately 30% of home loans are two or more years ahead of their scheduled repayment date. The vast majority of remaining loans are estimated to be at least one month to 24 months ahead. On the other hand, the percentage of mortgages that are ‘impaired […]

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Taking the plunge: investing at 60

  Christine Ricketts Cellar Director, Cellarmasters “I had a poor experience with a previous investment property/property company, so I was extremely cautious about investing again with a new company. I had my cynical hat on and checked and double checked everything Ironfish told me. Ironfish was so patient and really good with finding answers and […]

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RBA cash rate remains on hold

Despite some market anticipation around a potential rate cut today, the RBA has kept the cash rate on hold. The cash rate has remained at a record low of 1.5% for 32 consecutive months. Arguments for the bank to cut rates ahead of the Federal election later this month were largely centred on Australia’s very […]

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What can you buy for under $400,000 in Australia?

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide: is it really possible to get into the property market with a budget of only $400,000? Whether affordability is your top priority or you’re just looking to snap up a ‘bargain,’ we look at which city can deliver more bang for your buck, and explain the typical costs associated with […]

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“I used to think property investment was just for wealthy people”

  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.    Chen Chen Property Investment Strategist, Ironfish Melbourne Box Hill “Before Ironfish, I always thought property investment was something […]

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5 things everyone gets wrong about property investment

A message from our CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou. The interesting thing about property investors is that so many do not associate buying a property with becoming financially independent. So many investors let emotion guide their purchases, rather than making a strategic decision on what’s right for their portfolio. Some bought in Sydney after the […]

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SEQ City Deal set to bring up to $58 billion for the region

A new City Deal has been announced for the South East Queensland (SEQ) region which could contribute up to $58 billion for the local economy. The SEQ City Deal is a partnership between Federal, State and Local Government to align planning, investment and governance of the region to deliver better transport connectivity, more jobs and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]