Brisbane – $1,043 for houses and $845 for units_True costs, including the biggest hurdle-a deposit, as well as the impost of stamp duty for first home buyers trying to buy a home for owner occupation #propertymanager


We took a look at the true costs, including the biggest hurdle-a deposit, as well as the impost of stamp duty for first home buyers trying to buy a home for owner occupation.

The first chart highlights the 25th percentile prices for houses and units across each of the capital cities.  The 25th percentile price has been chosen because it reflects prices at the more affordable end of the housing market and is often more representative of the prices at which first home buyers are looking at to enter the market.

Based on these 25th percentile prices, the cost of stamp duty and transfer fees for houses and units across each of these cities is detailed below.  Keep in mind certain states have stamp duty exemptions which exist below specific price thresholds.  We have assumed that the first home buyer is purchasing at the 25th percentile price for owner occupation.

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Labor is open to tightening laws around foreign interference in Australian politics amid concerns about donations from two high-profile Chinese businessmen.

Attorney-General George Brandis has promised to introduce changes to espionage and foreign interference laws by the end of the year, following reports the two donors have been conduits to the Chinese Communist Party. The Liberal and Labor Parties are both involved in excepting bribes to the tune of millions of dollars.

Opposition frontbencher Mark Butler is confident the major parties can find some common ground on the issue.

"We’ll engage constructively about this issue, as we do with all espionage and security-related matters, and I’m confident there will be a constructive mature discussion between the two parties about that," he said today.

We are being led by criminals on both sides of the house.

The Australian Liberal, National and Labor parties are corrupt to the core. A bunch of deadbeat lawyers, shonky bankers and trade union thugs, what a mix for certain disaster.

ASIO warns political parties over foreign donations via @abcnews

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CoreLogic Research Blog – High LVR lending is easing up with a further slowdown expected

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Article of interest re Land Supply; Growth; Brisbane Vacancy Rates


A quick glance at the numbers makes for exciting reading for Queensland investors. Since 2009, dwelling values in Brisbane have only risen by 7.7%, compared to the massive 59.1% increase in Sydney and 52% increase in Melbourne.

Urban Land Supply Report 30-4-2015

And the growth potential is not the only thing that’s attracting investors and first home buyers.

“Yields are substantially higher than what can be found in Sydney and Melbourne, and affordability constraints are much less severe,” says Cameron Kusher of CoreLogic RP Data.

According to recent CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index results, Brisbane’s gross rental yield for houses currently sits at 4.5% (third highest capital city in Australia) and 5.5% for units (second highest capital city in Australia). And with a median dwelling price of $452,200, this is cheaper than Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Canberra.

“Of all the major capitals, Brisbane appears to be showing…

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