December Platinum – Lydia Lassila

The Investors Edge Platinum Christmas function this year featured five-time Olympic aerial skier, Lydia Lassila. Lydia enthralled the audience with her story tracing a 20 year Olympic journey that included a Gold and a Bronze medal. We hope you too … Continued

September Platinum – Chris Adams

Special guest speaker, Chris Adams proved to be one of the most popular and engaging speakers in Platinum’s ten-year history. Chris explained new technologies and how they affect us as property investors with a clarity and relevance that resonated deeply … Continued

August Platinum – Leah Calnan

REIV Vice President & Tenancy Committee Chair, Leah Calnan presented at our August Platinum night. She gave an overview of Australian renters and rental trends in Melbourne and Regional Victoria, as well as explaining the proposed changes of the Residential Tenancies Act, and the affect they will … Continued

March Platinum – Greville Pabst & Geoff Peony

Greville Pabst As Chair of Australia’s 4th largest bank valuer, a judge on Channel a’s ‘The Block’ and Host of Channel 10’s ‘Mansions of Australia’, Greville is well placed to give his incisive insights in the year ahead for the Melbourne property market. The question on everyone’s … Continued

Guest Speaker: Economic Outlook – Jeff Oughton

  After the surprise election of Donald Trump a year ago, the world braced with for the economic fallout. Like so much about the Trump Presidency, the fallout is far from was expected. Our first speaker for 2018, Senior Economist … Continued

Melbourne Property Market outlook over the weekend

What a difference a week can make!  Last weekend basked in brilliant sunshine while the weekend before the skies opened with drenching rain. Still clearances were exactly the same at 68%, such is the resilience of Melbourne buyers! Though it … Continued

Buying to rent on Airbnb: Pros and cons

There is no denying that websites like Airbnb and Stayz have turned the holiday accommodation industry on its head. Anyone with a property, or even just a room to spare, can potentially make some handy cash from this new segment … Continued

What to consider when buying a second property

Buying your own home remains the great Australian dream – and purchasing a second property may help you take your wealth further. Whether you are building your property investment portfolio, buying a holiday house or supporting a family member, there … Continued

What Is The Spread In The Cost Of Housing?

by Cameron Kusher Housing markets are typically analysed by looking at the median which is the middle value. By definition the median provides an idea of what a typical property is either selling for or valued at, but it is … Continued

What Is Driving The Clearance Rate Weakness In Sydney & Melbourne?

by Cameron Kusher 27 Nov 2017 Over recent weeks, auction clearance rates across the nation’s two largest housing markets (Sydney and Melbourne) have been significantly lower than they were 12 months ago however, they haven’t necessarily been all that much … Continued