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NSW REgional town


The large NSW regional towns ideal for first homebuyers and investors

Getting ahead and securing a stable future are priorities for many Australians, but with city lifestyles becoming increasingly costly, the tunnel just seems to get longer, and the light at the end of it further away. Working out... more
Western Sydney homeowners are living the best now


Western Sydney homeowners are living their best lives right now

If you follow the mainstream news, you’ll have heard or read nothing but doom and gloom over the past year or more, where the property market is concerned. Specifically, if you own property in Sydney’s inner urban regions, you... more


Trend sees home owners becoming investors

A recent analysis of schedules prepared by BMT Tax Depreciation highlighted that 22 per cent of schedules were for primary places of residence (homes), which the owners turned into rental properties. more

Market Updates

The May Federal Budget Killed Your Travel Claims; So Now What?

If you read the May Federal budget, the changes in travel deductions explained how the Treasurer ruined Christmas right? All that time you spent carefully selecting an interstate property, in the right location, so you could... more

Market Updates

Has Your Household’s Disposable Income Just Taken Another Hit?

Ah… Australia the lucky country, right? The enviable lifestyles of beautiful people, knocking back Sauvignon Blanc and prawns in the endless sunshine, like there’s no tomorrow. Stereotypes aside, the reality for the everyday... more


Finding a fair value for your rural property can be tricky

Do you have a piece of rural property you'd like to appraise? Those calculations can be a little tricky, but at First National, we can help you out. One of the more challenging things to do in real estate is get a fair value for... more

Market Updates

What do proposed changes to tax depreciation mean to you?

It’s been a couple of weeks since the federal budget announcement and, since then, we’ve had some time to review how the proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions will affect property investors. more