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australian housing market second quarter 2017 performance

Performance of Australian Housing Market - Second Quarter 2017

What did the first half of 2017 mean for the performance of Australian housing market?  Property expert, Michael Cleary provides a summary. Sponsored post by Michael Cleary of Milk Chocolate Property Concierge.  See their special offer…
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Review of one "Offshore Savings Scheme" marketed to Australian expats

A few months ago, one reader of The Australian Expat Investor shared with me some material on a "tax effective" offshore savings scheme that was being marketed to her.  While I understand that there are worse products being pushed by "financial…
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How to Protect Yourself From Dodgy Offshore Investment Schemes

Expats (particularly those working in low-tax or high salary jurisdictions), are often the targets of sales people spruiking tax effective offshore investment schemes or tax effective offshore pension funds.  In some circumstances they are…
Australian property market review march quarter 2017

Australian property market review - First Quarter 2017

The Christmas decorations are well and truly back in that hard to reach spot and we are all regretting the excessive amounts of chocolate eaten over Easter. So now is a good time for our Australian property market review (first quarter 2017)…
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9 ways to make it easier to buy your first house

There is constant debate about housing affordability in Australia and how to make buying your first property easier.  If you are wanting to buy your first house, but are not sure how you can possibly do that, here are some ideas. 1. Access…
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5 investment strategies for Australian expats to save for retirement

Without the safety net of compulsory superannuation contributions by their employer, many Aussie expats struggle with determining what is the best way to save for retirement while living overseas.  Here are five ideas for Australian expats…
australian property market in 2017

Forecast for the Australian property market in 2017

There are a lot of mixed opinions regarding the forecast for the Australian property market in 2017. One thing we do know for certain is no one can look into their crystal ball and predict the future. What we do in this article is review the…
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Performance of the Australian Property Market - A 2016 Review

A review of the performance of the Australian property market in 2016.  Did it live up to the forecasts?  What were the relative performance of the different cities? How did other investment classes compare to the performance of the Australian…
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Should You Be Buying Property Off the Plan in Australia?

Thinking of buying property off the plan to build your investment portfolio whilst living abroad? In this article, we discuss what you need to know before jumping in the deep end and why we don’t recommend it. Sponsored post by Michael…
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Round-Up For Aussies Abroad : Our Most Popular Posts in 2016

Aussies Abroad!  These are the most popular posts that Aussies abroad have been reading in 2016. ATO Challenges Tax Residency of Returning Aussie Expat Australian Banks Restrict Lending to Aussies Abroad 6 Steps to Buying Property…