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  • The Sunshine Coast and Bathurst are among areas sitting at the top of the property clock, bucking a trend which sees most of New South Wales in a steady decline, while much of regional Queensland begins its recovery. These are the latest insights from independent valuation and advisory firm Herron Todd White who also had …

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  • On getting into real estate I was working at a drive-through bottle shop in 2006. The manager spoke to the staff in a way that did not create a team atmosphere and often was belittling. One night I had enough and quit on the spot. I walked down the street feeling great for 100 metres …

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  • As I step into my 16th year of property management, I am blown away by the development we have seen in the system and support space. We are in an era where PM efficiencies are a hot topic and communication isn’t just important, it is expected of every team member across the rent roll. However, …

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  • Did you know there are 7.53 billion people on this planet? Based on that, it’s safe to say there is no magic formula for auction success. We are dealing with a lot of different people who all have different maps or views of the world. However, if you tune into your consumers and pay attention …

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  • In the lead-up to the recent Federal election the Coalition announced the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme will provide up to 10,000 loans to first home buyers each year and will offer first home buyers better access to finance without having to save a 20 per cent deposit. Additional details about the plan …

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  • On getting into real estate Until I was older my family was not really on the real estate path. But, after my parents divorce and a huge change in lifestyle, my father found himself investing and my mother found herself building a very successful career in property management. Throughout my youth I’d spent more than …

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  • On getting into real estate  Real Estate chose me. It was not the career path that I thought I would end up in, but my mother encouraged me to join the team after uni (I have a degree in Agricultural Business). The happiest moment in my career There were several happy moments in my career. …

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  • On getting into real estate  Prior to real estate, I spent the first decade of my career in the film industry, in lighting for film and TV. I had my own business, with trucks, vans, a warehouse and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. The GFC in 2009, coupled with massive technology changes …

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  • Boutique agency Stone Real Estate is expanding in the key New South Wales market of Hunter Valley, with the addition of a third office in the region. Stone Real Estate Kurri Kurri opened this week, just over a year after the launch of Stone Hunter Valley and Stone Lake Macquarie. Principal of all three Stone …

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  • On getting into real estate I chose to get married – I fell in love at first sight, and with all cliches aside, I knew my wife would be my life partner from the moment we met. So if you ask me did I choose real estate, or did real estate choose me, then all …

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  • On getting into real estate After experience in retail, I was convinced by my best friend to join him in real estate. I loved the thrill of the chase, the ability to improvise and think outside the box. For some reason, it just works. The happiest moment in my career Starting my own Agency at …

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  • Recent changes to company tax obligations could put company directors at increased risk of being personally liable for the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SCG), according to legal experts Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers. They explain amendments to the Commonwealth legislation in April have extended the enforcement measures and decreased the reporting timeframes for a company’s SCG obligations. Meanwhile, …

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  • In the last month’s article, we talked about the one number every business owner needs to know – their breakeven point. Once you know your breakeven point, what do you do about it? Irrespective of how your specific market is travelling, the lower your breakeven point, the lower the risk in your business. The lower …

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  • When prospective clients ask how the market is going, how do you respond? Brutal honesty. I’ll tell them it is a tougher market than we’ve seen in a good 10 years or so, so that they’re not under any illusions or false expectations. We want to let them know that it’s not a great time …

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