Blog Archive June 2013

Property deposits becoming more expensive

  • June 27, 2013
  • Darrin Leung
  • Investment

For many young people one of their first major saving goals is a deposit on their home. Obviously one of the major factors that influences the size of the deposit needed is the total amount of the property you are going to buy.

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No time for property maintenance? Outsource it

  • June 25, 2013
  • Darrin Leung
  • Investment

Outsourcing has become one of the 21st century’s key terms, it describes the major trend in the global economy but you do not have to be sending your work to India or the Philippines to take advantage of the growth in outsourcing.

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Highrise apartments could soon be much bigger because of families

  • June 20, 2013
  • Darrin Leung
  • Investment

The trend in most big cities is for more and more apartment living. We abandoned the CBDs of our cities in the 50s and 60s as the car offered us the suburban dream but in recent years as the cost of petrol and house prices have gone up and the suburban sprawl has spread, more and more people are realising that inner city living has its charms.

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Gold Coast property making a comeback

  • June 18, 2013
  • Darrin Leung
  • Investment

For many years the Gold Coast was aptly named when it came to the property market, as the coast grew up peoples’ bank balances grew too but in recent years there had been a decline in the boom and the Gold Coast property market lost its sheen.

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Foreign investment to Queensland substantial

  • June 13, 2013
  • Darrin Leung
  • Investment

Australia has always been attractive to foreign investment with many connections going back decades and in some cases centuries. However, following the GFC there was massive uncertainty surrounding offshore investment from parties all around the world and the rates of foreign investment in Australia dropped.

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