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Should I engage a Buyer’s Agent?

Should I engage a Buyer’s Agent?

Not too far long ago we would browse the local agent’s windows or newspapers for available properties, then the huge success of online portals made browsing on your couch a daily habit.

Construction in a post-pandemic era

Construction in a post-pandemic era

When faced with an ‘adapt or die’ scenario the construction industry and key players within it are taking the opportunity to push boundaries and technologies to benefit the long run, making changes to work practices, technology and ideologies.

New REIQ residential contracts released: 20 January 2022

New REIQ residential contracts released: 20 January 2022

The REIQ and Queensland Law Society (QLS) are preparing new editions of the EF001 - Contract for Houses and Residential Land (17th ed) and EF003 - Contract for Residential Lots in a Community Title Scheme (13th ed) to be released on 20 January 2022.

End of a low-rate era

End of a low-rate era

End of a low-rate era The lowest fixed home loan rate on record has been increased this week, unfortunately ending the ultra low rates we’ve been accustomed to.Greater bank lifted their 1-yr rate of

Sunshine cities so alike but property prospects diverging

Sunshine cities so alike but property prospects diverging

Perth and Brisbane may be on opposite sides of Australia but the roughly two million inhabitants in each city enjoy a lifestyle centred on sizeable properties or modern apartments, plenty of sunshine and good public facilities, schools and universities.

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Join Steve Douglas as he discusses:

  • Global financial markets, issues & influence on our daily lives;
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Australian Residency Tax Changes Q&A - May 2021

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Australian Residency Tax Changes and Implications for Aussie Expats

Hidden away in the back of the Australian Budget and unmentioned in the Treasurers speech, was a simple statement confirming that:

“The Government will replace the individual tax residency rules with a new framework that is easy to understand, provides certainty and reduces compl…

16th Annual Australian Budget 2021 Review

We trust this seminar gives you a clearer understanding of the Australian Budget Announcements including:

• How Covid19 has impacted the Australian Government’s federal finances
• Measures the Government intends to undertake to reinvigorate the Australian economy
• Latest taxatio…

Will the Australian Property Market Crash?

Australian property prices look to be on a rocketing path, with first home buyers, low-interest rates and FOMO (fear of missing out) fueling the demand for the start of 2021.

However, with stimulus packages coming to an end, and international borders remaining closed, can this ex…

Australian Migration Tax Planning

For anyone considering Australia as a future place of residence planning your taxation affairs is a critical element of the migration process. 

The Australian taxation system is extremely complex and taxes residents worldwide income. 

Thankfully, legal and sensible tax …

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