• Be IT Aware: Deposit Hacking Scam

    Consumer Affairs Victoria has received reports of a possible hacking scam targeting the email accounts of estate agents. The scam sees home buyers deposit money into wrong bank accounts. We know how hard it is to get deposits saved, so heed the following advice. The new hacking scam targeting Victorian home buyers and real estate […]

  • Commercial Property Investing

    Successful commercial property investment requires an understanding of the complex market factors at work, unique financing requirements, property management options, leasing arrangements and a good grasp of the potential risks. An understanding of these factors will provide a reliable basis for the selection of commercial investment properties that will succeed, being either retail, industrial or […]

  • Australian Economic Outlook – forecasts for 2018

    Forecasts for the Australian economy in 2018 are cautiously optimistic, driven largely by improving global conditions but tempered by uncertainty around household consumption. As reported in JPA Business’ Global Economic Outlook, the international economy appears to be improving and gaining momentum. The ‘Advanced Economies’ group is experiencing cyclical recoveries, while the ‘Emerging Markets and Developing Economies’ group […]

  • Achieving your goals through property investment

    Aussies who want to enjoy a comfortable retirement or are struggling to buy their first home should consider property investment as a means of achieving their goals, according to Steve Smith, property consultant for WealthMart. “While the average price of a house in Sydney is $1.1 million [according to the March Domain State of the Market Report], […]

  • Government rules out tax cut for family trusts

    The government has released draft legislation clarifying that passive investment companies and corporate beneficiaries of family trusts will not be able to access lower tax rate for small businesses. A media release from Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer this week revealed that the policy decision made by the government to cut the […]