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How refreshing it is to hear Abbie Freestone talk about community living. Assemble Communities are very focused on ensuring apartment living does not mean a compromise to someones quality of life. It is easy to say and perhaps harder to deliver unless you turn the...

Most property around Australia has enjoyed solid growth for about 20 years save for a few bumps along the way. We are now in a downturn and who knows for how long or how deep but most people are suggesting we are about 6 to...

There are several factors driving the market at the moment but the single biggest issue across all categories of property is finance. By this I mean the difficulty for a buyer to borrow money. The banks and second tier lenders have all tightened up there...

For literally decades property commentators and the media have debated the development of apartments in Australia’s capital cities. One thing we do know for certain is that apartment development has created a very valuable supply of housing providing choice for owners and tenants and with...

With the recent Royal Commission into financial institutions being felt by all new lenders, the role of valuers is also in the spotlight to see how they are interpreting the market slow down. The valuation profession forms the bedrock of the property advisory profession and has...

What you don't see when you look at an apartment development is the highly technical and legal world of structures, agreements, contracts, and financials that not only make it happen but ensures it continues to deliver on many metrics for many years. There is a...

If you love a good road trip then strap in for a Quick Lap of the Australian Apartment Market with JLL's Head of Residential Research - Leigh Warner. Leigh and I stop off at the 5 mainland state capitals to dissect his recent research papers which...

When it comes to sorting out the tax issues for investment property we are all pretty good and capturing the main components, That is the income of rent less all the costs like rates, insurance, owners corp fees, agents service fees, and interest on the...