Y Partners Blog

When investing in any asset class, each investor has different requirements when it comes to the return they are expecting from their investment. Depending the stage of your financial life you are in, you will have a need for shorter or longer term returns, a focus on monthly income or capital growth or a combination of both but in all cases a key element of property selection for investment purposes is the transition from buying property in an emotion driven 'love affair' with a house to a buying as a prudent financial investment that will deliver what you need in the future. Read more…

Over the last few months in the banking industry we have seen a greater tightening of rules and regulations around lending to non-resident or 'new resident' investors where large banks such as Westpac, CBA and Adelaide Bank have stepped out of certain markets all together. With the raising of stamp duty levies in Sydney (+4%), Melbourne (+7%) and now Brisbane (+3%) for non-residents, it easily seems that the banks, government and regulators are almost dissuading foreign income earners from investing in the Australian property market.
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The History of 185 Victoria Square

Tomorrow marks 6 months in our new office, at 185 Victoria Square. Our official first day was the 16th of February, and we thought we'd mark the milestone by investigating the history of our building.
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