Job Creation a LOSS in 2018 Federal Budget

It’s been just over a week since the 2018 budget reveal and it’s about time someone lays down the facts. Property commentator and valuer, Anna Porter of Suburbanite warns that the budget has done nothing to create jobs in the long-term and is really just focused on a bunch of transport projects. “Let’s get real […]

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Crackdown on Property Kickbacks Welcomed

The quiet practice of sharing undisclosed kickbacks amongst the supply chain involved in development sales will be outlawed in July this year in the NSW Jurisdiction.  Property commentator and valuer Anna Porter of Suburbanite welcomes the reform and says conflicts of interest frequently arises when a mortgage broker, accountant or financial planner receives part of […]

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24 Suburbs Investors MUST AVOID

The media constantly declares certain suburbs as hotspots for investors and often fails to acknowledge that this is not always the case. The Suburbanite negative growth report will EXPOSE the areas that must be avoided by investors. Suburbanite founder and director, Anna Porter, says the report is produced annually to aid investors in avoiding negative […]

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Steer clear of the toot-toot. Trains don’t sell property.

Wrong side of the tracks? Are train stations and property values intrinsically linked? While Sydney is embroiled in train driver strikes, scheduling issues and crowded platforms across the suburbs, Anna Porter says trains can be just as unreliable for the real estate sector. Property adviser and former valuer Anna Porter of Suburbanite busts the adage […]

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Top 10 Locations Benefitting from Infrastructure

Property Commentator Anna Porter gives her opinion on the ten residential real estate markets in Australia likely to benefit from infrastructure benefit 1. Adelaide Adelaide is benefitting from multiple major investments in infrastructure, which will more than compensate for the downturn in manufacturing in recent times, The Projects AIRPORT Expansions to Adelaide airport, based on […]

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2018 Market Outlook

Many property commentators won’t forecast the year ahead and discuss what and where they think you should be buying in 2018. What markets are hot? What markets are not? What should you avoid? Anna Porter, principal of Suburbanite, expert property market commentator and keynote speaker explains her opinion on the year ahead for Australian real […]

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The Sydneysider’s guide to renting…Based on RAI findings

Camping could be the only affordable solution for the average earner The gap between housing stress and distress is unserviced If you can handle two-bedrooms, there are still options in Sydney and surrounds I’ve taken a look at the Rental Affordability Index (RAI), released yesterday, and what it really means for Sydney’s renters and prospective house buyers. You’ll want […]

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Queensland

  Whilst Queensland may have something for everyone, investors are beginning to reap the benefits. In fact, the Queensland story is just beginning. We are only just at the opening chapter of how the exciting projects will impact the market. Destination Brisbane Consortium; development of the Queen’s Wharf is already setting up the market for […]

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Investing Outside the Box – How about Serviced Apartments?

More often than not, higher yields scream higher risk. This is no different for investing in serviced apartments. By definition, a serviced apartment is a fully serviced apartment that is available for stays both long and short term which provides hotel-like amenities such as room service, fitness centres, laundries and recreation rooms. A builder/developer builds […]

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