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$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

March 25, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment in John Hunter Hospital will also ensure locals can receive essential healthcare closer to home. Patients and staff will have access to the latest in […]

Dahua strikes $140m deal to buy Point Cook site from land bankers

March 25, 2019

Government Infrastructure Melbourne Region Property and Investment News Strategy Victoria

Shanghai-based developer Dahua has beefed up its Melbourne housing pipeline after striking a $140 million deal to buy almost 100 hectares of land in Point Cook in the city’s south-west. Title deeds show Dahua Group Melbourne has placed a caveat over a 98.4-hectare site at 688 Aviation Road after agreeing to buy it from land […]

Yet Another Happy Client!!

March 21, 2019

Dual Occupancy Happy Clients Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Positive Gearing Property and Investment News Strategy

Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home. Our client from Melbourne was searching for a dual occupancy under $600k with a block size of at least 600m and garages for both units. We presented a range of options in the Newcastle region that offered excellent rental yields. Our […]

Australia's banking regulator just removed a rule that's played a crucial part in the housing downturn

January 4, 2019

Finance Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

The Australian banking regulator will remove restrictions on interest-only mortgage lending for some Australian banks from January 1 next year. APRA says macroprudential restrictions have “helped to reduce the risks associated with the high level of household indebtedness, subdued household income growth, low interest rates and strong competitive pressure”. It warned banks to “maintain prudent […]

Subcontractors are the human face of a construction industry in crisis

January 1, 2019

Building Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

Key points: Almost 1,700 construction businesses went bust last year, with big companies starting to fail Subcontractors are caught in the middle of collapses due to outstanding debts The Sydney and Melbourne property bust is set to make the situation worse A booming housing industry and large infrastructure projects in Sydney and Melbourne have helped […]

Alleged Melbourne landbanking scheme Askk that raised $10m frozen by court

January 1, 2019

Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

The Federal Court of Australia has frozen a suspected land banking scheme in Melbourne that raised more than $10 million from investors, after an application by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.The scheme is operated by Broadmeadows-based Askk Investment Group. It sought to raise money for a site known as Lot 2, 615 Hume Highway Beveridge, about […]

Sydney rental reversal: falling rents, rising vacancies as landlords hang on

January 1, 2019

New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Fleet leasing executive Rebecca Crowley knew it was time to get out of Sydney when her landlord raised the rent on her two-bedroom apartment in Surry Hills to $900 a week. She and her flatmate were already paying $807 a week. Her share accounted for 47 per cent of her take-home pay. So three months […]

Big incentives for property investors under new housing package

January 1, 2019

ACT Region Government Infrastructure Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy Tasmania Victoria

On 16 December, Bill Shorten announced a $6.6 billion plan to address housing affordability, which directly involves incentives. Mr Shorten said that under the policy, if investors construct new properties and place them for rent at 20 per cent under market value, a subsidy of $8,500 a year for 15 years would be available for […]

Listings Lurch Higher as Housing Market Conditions Languish

November 27, 2018

ACT Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy Tasmania Victoria

The volume of housing stock listed for sale is currently higher, for this time of year, than it has been in many years. While total stock is elevated, newly listed stock remains at fairly similar levels to recent years which suggests that it isn’t a dumping of stock onto the market which is leading to […]

Buying off-the-plan turns into a nightmare for Surry Hills couple

November 27, 2018

Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

Apartment buyer Tom Christensen, 31, said buying a Sydney unit off-the-plan has left him “scarred”. He and his partner bought the inner city property four years ago for $1.65 million and despite being contracted to be completed in 2015 it was only finished this year. “If we’d settled when it was supposed to be built […]

Third of new units worth less than owners have to pay for them

November 27, 2018

Building Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

Nearly a third of Sydney’s newly completed units are now worth less than what their buyers will have to pay for them. Many of the homes were purchased at inflated prices agreed during the housing boom two years ago but dropped in value as the market slumped over the time it took to build them. […]

Residents seek compensation from 'house of horrors' boarding home

November 26, 2018

Boarding Houses New South Wales Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

It has been 11 years since the first disturbing allegations began to emerge from the Grand Western Lodge boarding house in the small town of Millthorpe, near Orange, but the residents’ stories still send a shiver down the spine. ”The residents have told us how they were bashed up, told us how they lived in […]

Developer Concessions to Increase Medium Density Housing in NSW

November 19, 2018

Dual Occupancy Government Infrastructure Multiple Income New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Low-rise medium-density housing, widely considered “the missing part” of NSW housing stock, could be the way forward as new concessions for developers kick in. NSW is currently experiencing consistent growth in townhouse development and a surge in medium-density viewership over the last 12 months, according to Colliers International. Medium-density housing can range between 25 to […]

Australian sustainable design: The challenges, what we’re getting right, and where to from here

November 19, 2018

Building New South Wales Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Queensland Strategy Tasmania Victoria

The drive behind building more environmentally friendly residential homes is coming from individuals, not government bodies, and cookie-cutter developments are holding us back, according to a think tank assembled to address the issue of implementing sustainable design. The chair of the discussion, organised by LG Electronics, was architect and TV host Peter Maddison, who argued […]

Two boarding houses have been approved in Campbelltown

November 12, 2018

Boarding Houses Greater Sydney Region Multiple Income New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Two boarding houses in Campbelltown have been approved by council last night but councillors have warned they don’t want to see the area flooded with the high-density accommodation. A nine-bedroom boarding house was approved for 1 Bocking Ave, Bradbury while a 15-bedroom boarding house was also approved for 60 Moore St, Campbelltown. The Bradbury house […]

Sydney house prices to fall 5.1 pc, but surge on Central Coast: Moody's

September 20, 2018

ACT Region Canberra Region Melbourne Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy Tasmania Victoria

Sydney house prices will fall 5.1 per cent this year, and then tread water in 2019 with only a 0.6 per cent gain, according to forecasts by Moody’s Analytics and Corelogic. However, the correction in NSW won’t be uniform with more affordable areas like the Central Coast – where developers like Rich Lister Tony Denny are selling out […]

How Have Dwelling Values Shifted Across The Regional Areas Of Australia?

September 14, 2018

ACT Region Central Coast Region Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy Tasmania Victoria

The latest CoreLogic home value index results show the slowdown in the national market has become more broadly based with regional dwelling value growth continuing to slow. In this week’s Pulse we look at how values have changed over the past 12 months outside of the capital cities. Overall, regional dwelling values recorded a 1.6% […]

The Central Coast is proving to be a top performer in property during Sydney shift

September 11, 2018

Central Coast Region Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

THE Central Coast property market is not only among the fastest-growing in the country, we also stand head and shoulders above the Sydney market. Such is the strength of our real estate portfolio, the Coast has been recognised as one of the top 10 regions in Australia for capital growth — and there is no […]

Major infrastructure projects set to transform Brisbane into a world-class destination

September 7, 2018

Brisbane Region Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy

BRISBANE is on the brink of something big. Very big. A generational investment in infrastructure will transform Queensland’s capital over the coming decade. A host of major projects are underway or at an advanced stage of planning, which not only will help drive the state’s economy and create thousands of jobs, but also enormously boost […]

Canberra's apartment boom biggest since records began

September 5, 2018

ACT Region Canberra Region Property and Investment News Strategy

Canberra’s housing boom in the past decade is the biggest on record for the ACT and has created an oversupply of more than 6000 apartments in the city, but if the population continues to grow at current rates, it is likely to soak up the excess supply. The boom had led to an oversupply of about […]