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Top 5 Tips when Investing in Hobart

Today I want to talk about investing in Hobart. I still remember the first time that I went to this wonderful place to visit. There were green, rolling hills— the environment is amazing! But the question is — besides the fact that they've got over 2,000 kilometres of walking tracks, there are 18 national parks, there are world heritage si...

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RBA Rate Decision – February 2018

Today Governor Lowe and the Board met for the very first time in 2018, and they kept the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. Again, no surprises there. The reason for that is because inflation numbers came out last week and the overall year-to-date number for 2017 was only 1.9%. We all know that they want to keep the inflation bandwidth between 2% ­– ...

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Top 5 Tips when Investing in Adelaide

Today I want to talk about considering Adelaide as a place to invest your money, particularly if you're an interstate investor looking for somewhere around the country to park your cash outside of your own state. For me, there's lots of wonderful reasons to consider Adelaide. For anyone who's ever been there, they can see that it's a beautiful p...

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RBA Rate Decision – December 2017

At the December board meeting today, the Governor and the Board has kept the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. This is the sixteenth consecutive month we've seen the cash rate remain on hold at 1.5%. Now, the big news has been around the announcement of a Royal Commission into the banking sector to try and bring a bit more transparency into what's happ...

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RBA Rate Decision – November 2017

On the first Tuesday of the month where the nation stops for a horse race called the Melbourne Cup, the RBA have met and they've kept the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. Now, the cash rate hasn't moved since August 2016, so obviously the RBA are feeling quite comfortable where they have the cash rate. The reason for this is the lenders and the regul...

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Negative Gearing Still Works

Bryce is Money Magazine’s cover story this October!! Here to explain Why Negative Gearing Still Works, Bryce puts forward a crucial point, and one we frequently come back to: negative gearing is not a strategy; it’s a tax outcome that represents a moment in time. In other words, “Negative gearing is a means to an end, not a permanent way ...

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“The best investment I’ve ever made cost me $10”

As well as his cover story Why Negative Gearing Still Works featuring in October’s edition of Money Magazine, Bryce also appears in The Hot Seat! In this one-pager, Bryce explains how flipping burgers for his first job taught him negotiation tactics and why the best investment decision he’s ever made only cost him $10!! As you might be able t...

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RBA Rate Decision – October 2017

Same old, same old from the RBA today, the cash rate remains on hold at 1.5%. So no real movement.   In terms of economic news, let's look globally first, and the US is probably the main story here. We did see the Trump administration release a Tax Reform package. Now, this tax reform package is all about that one flat tax rate of 20%. T...

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RBA Rate Decision – September 2017

Today, Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met and, as widely anticipated — and it's going to be a bit of a broken record — the cash rate remains on hold at 1.5%. So with a cash rate on hold, and basically all the levers doing their thing, I wanted to focus in on jobs —the unemployment story of the Nation — because this is going to be th...

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Top Seven Negotiation Tactics for Spring

With spring “Selling Season” just around the corner, I thought it'd be a good time to revisit some negotiating tactics we need to employ when we're looking to buy a property in this upcoming season.   The first one is: it's not all about price. We need to find out what the vendor really wants. It takes a bit of digging, and it takes a...

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RBA Rate Decision – August 2017

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met and—no surprises here — cash rate remains on hold at 1.5%. We did see some interesting commentary come out of the RBA over the July period, and some of that commentary was around what they thought was an ideal cash rate — around 3.25%. Now, with the current cash rate sitting at 1.5%, the market...

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