Posts Tagged ‘residential real estate’

Alex Hart talks alternatives to the dreaded stamp duty.

We can all agree that stamp duty is bad. What we need is a better alternative.

Stamp duty is a bad tax. I’m not just saying that because I need to buy a bigger house. It’s a bad tax for reasons bigger than my own hip pocket. And I’m far from alone in thinking this.

At a time when housing in Sydney is in short supply, and first home buyers are finding … Read the full post »

The Sydney property market – the year gone & the road ahead…

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that the Sydney property market has enjoyed a dramatic change of fortunes in 2013. Throughout 2012 and early 2013, we (and many others) pointed out that the underlying fundamentals of the economy were strong and the only thing standing in the way of a strong property market was confidence and perception.

The last six months have seen buyer attitudes transform completely. Particularly … Read the full post »