Queanbeyan and the Search for the Perfect Lifestyle

It’s what pretty much all city dwellers want – cheap rent (or a smaller mortgage) and to live the city lifestyle whilst still having a short commute. And let’s be honest – Canberrans are already pretty spoilt in that department.

But some people seek an even cheaper cost of living in an area that’s just a little bit different from the big smoke of Canberrra, so they’ve begun to look for alternative areas to live – and the obvious choice is, well, Queanbeyan!

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Negative Gearing & Housing Affordability – Australia, It’s Time to Wake Up

Negative Gearing[Oh look – it’s time for an intelligent conversation!]

If you believe the hype, negative gearing is either the greatest evil ever unleashed on the Australian property market or the financial saviour of the nation. We now have 2 sides of politics attempting to reduce the whole argument down to a series of sound bites about first home buyers and the tax system.

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“Stop Buying Coffee” and Other Useless Advice About Saving for a Home

Some people would argue that the defining feature of Generation Y is their laziness, entitled attitude or tendency to overspend on luxury items – but we think the defining feature of Generation Y just might be their ability to weather a barrage of unhelpful advice with regard to buying property!

Some may wail that “the struggle is real”, but even though prices are higher now than they were 20-30 years ago (for pretty much everything except tech gear, anyway) interest rates are low and there’s plenty of affordable housing stock in Canberra, particularly in the realm of off-the-plan developments. Continue reading

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