(Chart from Corelogic) The recent announcements about no Stamp Duty for first home buyers is the subject of lots of speculation. Peter Gray and I will discuss on an upcoming episode of Real Estate Matters podcast.
Andrew Whitelaw, Partner at TressCox Lawyers explains: From Wednesday 26 April 2017, a new dispute resolution procedure will take effect and operate in Victoria in respect to all domestic building works disputes which may arise between owners, Owners Corporations, architects, subcontractors and
This month the rental market has been busy. Each year at this time we see the influx of overseas and country students to Melbourne. I have made this short video to give investors a look at some rental return examples which were rented this month across Melbourne
The prices of housing in the larger Australian cities and the cost of renting are constantly in the news. Yet one thing we don't hear much of in Victoria is the 'Granny Flat'. It came to mind for me over the holiday period when I was visiting my daughter and her family in Singapore. They are
Outlook for Investors: Last year we saw experts begin to question the future of negative gearing and stamp duty as first -home buyers were pushed further out of the market. Home loan costs increased, construction numbers for apartments exploded and foreign investors were hit with big
All the team members at Planinsek send our Christmas Greetings for the holidays. As usual we remain open over the holiday so rent continues to be collected and properties sold and leased. We just had new photos taken which were great for the Christmas video. Click the button to see our video.
A couple of days ago the ABC featured the following on the news. As many of our landlords have properties built in the last ten years I thought it important that I bring this issue to their attention. What shocked me on the report was that the reporter went to a random street in the Western Suburbs
There has been quite a bit of discussion around our office this week because one of the staff repeated something he had heard about breaking a contract. It turned out to be be wrong but it got me thinking how we often have an idea, more of an urban myth than fact, and we continue to believe it for a
Finding a drug house Lots of people were interested in the drug house blog so we have republished it on this new site. Police Warnings There are warnings all over the media. Look out for drug houses. The police send information to managing agents like us. At Planinsek Property we have discussed