Direct property outshines shares

Direct property outshines shares

The Australian newspaper has reported this week that direct property has outperformed Australian shares as an asset class over the past decade, according to a report from Atchison Consultants prepared for the Property Funds Association. We believe there is nothing like having your name on a house title, rather than some form of indirect holding

The Tale of Two Cities

The Tale of Two Cities

Melbourne is acting like two cities for property, with flat prices and discounting for $1M + houses, and while apartments/units below $1M , and especially below the “first home owner discount line” of $750K, competition is hot. Domain has reported that auction...
Where is it best to buy in Melbourne?

Where is it best to buy in Melbourne?

This data has been sourced from the REIA Market Facts Publication.  The inner city includes those suburbs within a 5km radius of the GPO.  The middle-ring relates to those suburbs between 5km and 20km from the CBD, whilst the outer suburbs covers that area within a...
How to Buy a Home while Cruising

How to Buy a Home while Cruising

It was a delight recently to buy a first home for a young family of four, recently. Our Brief was to buy, with a limited budget, an outer east townhouse or villa, with 3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, and parking for at least one car. The first home buyer space has been...