First Home Buyer Incentives

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It has been reported (Mortgage Professional Australia) that first home buyers currently make up only 12.5% of the owner-occupier market, down 1.1% on the previous quarter. Further data shows that there are fewer first home buyers now than there have been since the Australian Bureau of Statistics started to collect data. The prospect then for […]

Singleton Property Recovery

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Early statistics provided by RP data indicate that Singleton may be starting to recover from the slump in property as a result of restructuring in the mining industry in the Hunter Valley. The median price for house sales appears to be lifting, with properties once again starting to sell, although they are down from their […]

Depreciation advice could mean thousands

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Investors who own real property containing fixtures and fittings (fittings are removable items such as light shades, whereas fixtures are things which are attached to the building, the removal of which may cause damage, such as air-conditioning units and the like) are able to depreciate those fixtures and fittings over the life of the item. […]

The new Hunter Expressway opening the doors for Upper Hunter Property

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The new Hunter Expressway will open on 22 March 2014. The Western end of the Expressway is on the Singleton side of Branxton. It is estimated that it will reduce the travel time between Singleton and at Newcastle by approximately 30 min. It is likely to reduce the travel time between Singleton and Sydney by […]

National Rental Affordability Scheme

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The National Rental Affordability Scheme is a scheme created by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) as part of a strategy to address housing affordability within Australia. A number of key elements of suitable developments included the relief of rental stress. That is, there was an area that had an undersupply affordable housing. That was […]