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Property Council of Australia calls for abolition of stamp duty

The Property Council of Australia has released a statement calling for state governments to reconsider their stance on the implementation of stamp duty. Latest figures from the New South Wales government have revealed that the state is on its way to receiving a record revenue from stamp duty this year: 8 billion dollars, more than double what […]

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RBA makes history with another rate cut

A lot of mortgage holders across the country have been waiting with bated breath to see what the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will do next. There has been a fair bit of talk about whether the bank would follow through on it’s promise of a trim, but it looks as though the tide has […]

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A “not-the-newspaper” budget summary

I’m not going to comment on Tuesday’s Budget, there’s plenty of that in the media and lots of Facebook rants to entertain you. What I dislike most though is the slant in the media reporting, depending on which side of the political fence they sit. I have received this summary from Macquarie Bank this morning, […]

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What does this RBA decision mean for you?

Most media outlets have already informed you about the RBA’s decision to keep the cash rate on hold, however, very few of these media groups dig any deeper than the headline. Our aim is to let you know how each RBA decision impacts on “your” mortgage and the choices that you can make. The first […]

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NSW home buyers are $8,290 worse off than 2005

This news will probably confirm what you have suspected. The average cost of transfer stamp duty on a residential property has sky rocketed in NSW. We have taken a look at the state government’s stamp duty statistics and have been shocked to find out that the average residential property buyer is now paying $8,290 more […]

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