Stamp duty changes for commercial property

Rarely have we seen so much government meddling with the taxation and property systems. With each change, it seems low-income earners or small businesses cop the backlash. I feel like every second article I’m writing is about a new property tax, it’s hard to keep up, and I am a professional in the industry. Today […]

Property is a game of patience

Property is a game of patience, and a little perspective helps. It’s becoming quite clear what suburbs and townships within our region have declined in value since the peak in Q2 of 2022. Using CoreLogic median house price data, I have analysed the suburbs of Geelong within three segment groups: New Estates, Established Urban and […]

The rules of the rental market

This week I have been doing some research around what’s happening with the rental market in Geelong and surrounding areas. There are some interesting trends. Firstly, many investors and homeowners who would normally provide their property for rental are finding the new hurdles to owning a residential rental to be too high. These hurdles, 130 […]

Should I buy that coastal holiday house?

Welcome to 2024, I hope everyone is having or has had a grand ol’ break, I think after 2023 we all needed it. From a property perspective, there is little that happens over the summer break. This is really the only time of year that the market comes to a full stop, except of course […]

Will there be any funding gifts this Christmas?

December 1 is the first day of summer, and for most of us, the countdown to Christmas has begun. Have you set up your Christmas tree yet? Will it be a real tree or a fake one? Mine is real, and in an effort to bring this year to a close, I got mine up […]

Visions of the future

This month, the minds of planning and property are descending on Geelong to discuss the future of Geelong and what it looks like from different perspectives. The Property Council of Australia (PCA) held their summit on Friday last week with the topic “Unlock the future of Geelong”, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) will […]