Over-rated work habits you need to ditch now

We only have so many hours in the day so why do some people spend it on tasks that won’t enhance their happiness or lead to success? Baffling, isn’t it? Lots of people work hard. They burn the midnight oil, put in long hours on group projects, or evenings catching up on email. They’ll often

What you need to know before renting out your home

Thinking of converting your home to an investment property one day? You’re not alone… In my many decades as a tax specialist, I’ve been asked almost every question but some are more common than others. And one of these is: “My spouse and I are thinking of upgrading our home but want to keep our

Population density a threat to social and cultural appeal

As property prices in Melbourne and Sydney continue to soar, the once traditional dream of owning your own home with a garden for the kids and within a reasonable commute to work is fast becoming a thing of the past. You don’t have to go far in any part of Sydney to see cranes on


Look how our housing markets have changed over the last 25 years. A quarter of a century ago the great Australian dream was to own a home in the suburbs with a front and back yard. Today more home buyers are trading their back yards for balconies and courtyards. They are trading space ( a