Monthly Archives: August 2013

First home buyers need urgent attention from new government

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says more assistance needs to be made available to first home buyers when the next government comes into power – and that Australia’s housing affordability issues could be resolved by taking a closer look at Singapore, from a recent article in the Australian Broker Magazine. REIA president, Peter […]

Dodgy property investment seminars elicit warning from state

Mackenzie McCarty wrote in a recent article that the government of Western Australia is warning potential investors against east coast property spruikers, following a spate of so-called ‘free’ property investment and wealth creation seminars held by groups based out-of-state. Commissioner for Consumer Protection in WA, Anne Driscoll, says a number of eastern states’ operators have […]

Australians want to be better spenders

In an article in The Advisor it states that a vast majority of Australians wish they were more financially savvy, according to new data. Research conducted by found 84 per cent of Australians acknowledge wanting to be more aware about their finances. According to a survey of more than 1,000 Australians, 82.8 per cent […]