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Brisbane auction results

first_img14/41 Racecourse Rd, HamiltonBRISBANE’S auction volume is slowly starting to bounce back following the traditional Christmas lull.Last week’s preliminary clearance rate was 69.6 per cent, according to researcher CoreLogic.From the 30 auctions scheduled, 23 results have been recorded with 16 cleared and seven of those uncleared.Brisbane’s clearance rate for the same time last year was 52.7 per cent from a total 60 auctions. A historic Hamilton penthouse was one of the more interesting properties to sell under the hammer on Saturday.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago14/41 Racecourse Rd, HamiltonThe three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 14/41 Racecourse Rd is the top level of Bogarella Villa, an early 1900s character house.After bidding opened at $780,000, the property sold for $885,000 to a local couple looking to downsize to one level from their three-level home.“They’ve always admired the house and were very aware of it,” Ray White New Farm’s Brandon Wortley said.Three registered bidders were keen on the apartment which is the largest of the Warraby Apartments complex.“It was jam-packed with locals,” Mr Wortley said.“A lot of people saw it redeveloped 18 years ago.”last_img read more

Trade body takes pension policy ‘wish list’ to Dutch coalition partners

first_imgThe Pensions Federation explained that mandatory participation was crucial for sharing risks, would enable pension funds to invest for the long term, and would prevent marketing costs as a result of competition between schemes.The Federation’s letter comes in the wake of the collapse of coalition talks between the liberal party VVD, the Christian Democrats (CDA), the liberal democratic D66 party, and the left-wing Green party GroenLinks.Elsewhere on its wish list, the industry organisation said it only supported a one-off payment at retirement date as an additional choice for participants. Deploying pension assets during the accrual phase for paying off a mortgage would be undesirable, it said.The Pension Federation advocated a new “entry mechanism” for self-employed workers, who lack automatic access to pension saving in the second pillar.It also urged the new government to provide clarity on the legal feasibility of an average contribution combined with gradually-decreasing pensions accrual. The Federation said its own research suggested that this would be difficult.The lobbying organisation also asked the government to create a merger option for mandatory sector schemes and limit pension funds’ VAT burden and supervisory costs.It reiterated that a new pensions system can’t be introduced in a “big bang” and that every pension fund would need a tailor-made transition.Last week, Gerard Riemen, the federation’s director, said that it was unlikely that a new pensions system could be established before 2020, adding that the whole implementation could take up to 10 years. The Netherlands’ new coalition government should keep mandatory participation in industry-wide pension funds, the Dutch Pensions Federation has argued.In a “wish list” to parliament, the pension fund trade body also urged politicians not to further reduce tax benefits during pensions accrual.The Federation said further fiscal limitation would mean a “false start” for a new pensions system, and would erode faith in both the system and the reforms.Currently, scheme members can accrue 1.875% of annual salaries into their pension tax-free, down from 2.25%.last_img read more