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INFRASTRUCTURE IMPORTANT IN COORDINATED APPROACH

Wed May 09, 2012
May 9, 2012: Responding to the Federal Budget announcement, Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington said a coordinated approach from Government at all levels is necessary to support the housing market and the broader economy, and the need to invest in infrastructure is a critical component of this.

“While the global economic picture dictates the need for a conservative...

RATE DROP NECESSARY FOR A MARKET IN NEED OF INJECTION

Tue May 01, 2012
May 1, 2012:Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to drop interest rates by 50 basis points but remains sceptical of the major banks and their willingness to follow suit.

“The housing market has been flat for quite some time and was in dire need of an injection. Therefore this interest rate cut is positive news on the...

SELF MANAGED SUPER FUNDS AN INCREASING FIXTURE ON RENT ROLLS

Mon April 30, 2012
2 April, 2012: The increasing prevalence of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) acting as landlords is not only a sign of the times, according to Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington, but also an indication of Australians continuing confidence in investing in bricks and mortar.

“Despite reports that suggest prices have generally plateaued, and even declined in some...

FRANCHISEES TO REAP REWARDS OF OWNERSHIP CHANGE

Fri April 20, 2012
April 19, 2012: Leading NSW based real estate franchise group Laing+Simmons has been acquired by Canberra based Independent Property Group, the most awarded real estate agency in Australia, in a move that will produce powerful synergies for both parties.

Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington said the change in ownership represents an exciting new phase for the company in...

RATE DECISION DISAPPOINTING

Tue February 07, 2012
7 February, 2012: Considering the uninspiring retail sales figures and the latest job numbers unveiled recently, today’s decision by the Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged comes as a surprise. Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington said it is disappointing that the RBA failed to recognise the broader economic difficulties facing the market.

“It appears...

Scholarship program opens the door for careers in real estate

Fri January 20, 2012
January 19, 2012:

Laing+Simmons has rewarded three talented and hardworking school leavers with a scholarship to complete the Real Estate Certificate of Registration Course with all costs met by Laing+Simmons.

Now in its 15th year, the Laing+Simmons Scholarship Program enables school leavers to experience the day-to-day operation of one of 50 Laing+Simmons real estate offices. A...

Sydney’s western suburbs once again named property hotspots

Mon January 16, 2012
January, 2012: Laing+Simmons Quakers Hill principal Lyndell Pilkingtonsaid that the flagging of the western suburbs as a “significant growth corridor” in a new report has the suburb of Quakers Hill in prime position to take advantage of the strong buyer interest from investors and young families alike.

Smart Property Investment’s inaugural Fast 50 Report cherrypicks...

Economic uncertainty makes forecasting difficult

Wed December 14, 2011
The continuing uncertainty in Europe, with the cost of debt escalating and entire economies balanced on a knife edge, will necessarily filter through to the domestic property market creating an air of unpredictability in 2012, according to Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington.

“The ramifications of the economic crisis in Europe will undoubtedly be felt in Australia...

Bank greed exposes RBA's lack of real power

Wed December 07, 2011
The hesitation of the big four banks to announce their intentions following the decision to lower the official cash rate has not only infuriated consumers but also exposed the Reserve Bank’s lack of power to manage the economy, said Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington.

“If the banks fail to pass on the rate cut in full to customers, in spite of the...

Rate cut confirms downward trend

Tue December 06, 2011
While today’s Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent will come as a surprise for some, Laing+Simmons General Manager Leanne Pilkington said the next cash rate movement was always going to be down – it was just a question of when.

“More important than the 25 basis point reduction itself is the fact that rates have declined...
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