Onyx Blog: Property Investment Advice and Tips

Welcome to the Onyx Blog. This is where we review and comment on recent developments affecting property investors. We also provide information on investment strategies, mortgage finance and legal issues appropriate to different situations, for example, if you are self employed or approaching retirement. You can also subscribe to our blog via RSS or email.

May 2014 NRAS Updates

The future of Round 5 The future of application Round 5 should be known after the 2014 Federal Budget is released later this week. NRAS is just one of many government arrangements that have been under review. Whilst NRAS does result in government funding, research from Bond University highlights that it does generate significant government revenue […]

Why Invest in Property?

Why Invest in Property?

Investing in property is a great way to boost your retirement savings and secure your financial future. But there are a lot of other great reasons to consider property investment as well, from the financial to the practical, to the simple fact that many people find it fun! In this first article in a new […]

Don’t Follow the Sheep View of the Melbourne Property Market

Don’t Follow the Sheep View of the Melbourne Property Market

The sheep view of Melbourne is that an over-supply in apartments is causing a slump in the market.  But because we’ve released NRAS properties in Coburg this week I took a look at the apartment market in this area and also Abbotsford where we also have NRAS Property available, and frankly the fundamentals there are […]

Exclusive Fortitude Valley NRAS Opportunity

Exclusive Fortitude Valley NRAS Opportunity

Get out your diary – you can’t miss this one. Just at a time when the property market is on the way up comes an investment opportunity that ticks all the boxes…  and I mean ticks ALL the boxes. You’re invited to join us at an exclusive first-to-market launch of NRAS Apartments in Brisbane’s lifestyle […]

Fortitude Valley Suburb Profile

Fortitude Valley has been attracting a lot of attention from investors, and it’s not hard to see why! A recent suburb profile produced by Resolution Research Strategists highlights some of the great aspects of this area from a property investment perspective. Key points include: – New apartments are expecting high yields of 8-9% – Very tight […]

Loyalty has no reward – how the banks are making loyal customers pay for discounts on new loans

Loyalty has no reward – how the banks are making loyal customers pay for discounts on new loans

The RBA’s recently announced drop in the cash rate of 25 basis points has seen the major banks slow to pass on the rate cut to their customers, arousing a not atypical level of ire from mortgage holders. None of the majors has decided to pass on the rate cut in full, with ANZ, NAB and Commonwealth dropping […]