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David Harrison

David Harrison on the hot spots in property

With a vast array of property choices across retail, industrial, office and commercial, where does the head of one of Australia’s largest property managers see the best opportunities, and where are the warnings?

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Housing prices from black hole to blue sky

Housing prices and construction rose dramatically until 2016, and since then, low interest rates are helping home owners weather the storm of falling prices. How long until the blue sky shines again?

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Labor policies and the impact on housing

Labor’s proposed policies on negative gearing and capital gains may come at a time when residential property is already weak, and it’s unlikely to make buying a property easier for first-home buyers.

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How property spruikers target SMSFs

SMSFs are being targeted by property marketers, but is a single, illiquid investment a good super strategy, with its associated leverage? ASIC is worried SMSF trustees are not seeing the full picture, so we went looking.

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EOFY and new depreciation rules for property

In 2017, significant changes were made to property depreciation legislation. Residential property investors and owners should become familiar with how the changes will affect their current and future assets.

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