News and interviews on John Symond including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
John Symond from Aussie Home Loans explains how to tailor your strategy when building your business.
Friday, 16 October 2009
The grandson of LJ Hooker founder has fulfilled a life-long dream by buying the Hooker real estate chain from Queensland bank Suncorp Metway.
Friday, 31 July 2009
The value of the world's 10 most expensive streets took a dive this year, but a swish street in Sydney has managed to hold its spot on the list.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
While reports emerge of a possible Mortgage Choice purchase of real estate agency LJ Hooker, some industry sources doubt the deal will take place.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate fundraising arm, Wentworth Forum receives a mass of ‘donations’ from wealth entrepreneurs including Kerry Stokes and Frank Lowy.
Friday, 10 July 2009
In a bid to expand its services for franchisees and customers, Mortgage Choice partners with insurance broker Lifebroker.
Monday, 18 May 2009
As predicted, the budget contained a number of attacks on the wealthy. But the news wasn't all bad, and some stand to profit by the budget.
Wednesday, 06 May 2009
John Symond says he relishes the chance to jump in the trenches during a downturn. Here is what he's doing right.
Monday, 20 April 2009
Richard Branson has just been voted Britain's most trusted business person. Which entrepreneur would rank as Australia's most trusted?
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Our wealthiest investors are refusing to take the global financial crisis lying down and have employed some clever strategies to stop their wealth from falling too far.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond has his eyes set on another cheap buy - the iconic real estate brand LJ Hooker.
Monday, 16 February 2009
One certainty in every downturn is that asset prices will take a dive - allowing some rich pickings for those that have the cash to leap on a bargain or two as they surface. We track down some of the bargains our rich have managed to snaffle.
Monday, 09 February 2009
Which entrepreneurs are set to win from the Federal Government's stimulus package? We scan the wealth list for who has just got a thumbs-up.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Aussie Home Loans is set to retire the Wizard brand it acquired late last year, with the franchisees that survive the restructure expected to join Aussie’s network.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This might not seem like the best time to start building a fortune, but a surprising number of businesses were born during the early 1990s recession. We've found 10 wealthy entrepreneurs who started making a bundle when things looked very bad.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
National Australia Bank has announced it is in “advanced talks” to buy Wizard Home Loan’s brand and Australian distribution network.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Last week’s 75-basis-point interest rate cut has failed to stir the property market, with auction clearance rates only moving up a fraction.
Monday, 29 September 2008
John Symond’s Aussie Home Loans has continued to grow despite ructions in the mortgage market. His advice? Don’t be a victim, especially as circumstances change and customer needs evolve. He tells AMANDA GOME how he positioned Aussie as an organisation th
The Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has offered some relief to struggling non-bank mortgage lenders by announcing it will inject $4 billion into the mortgage market.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Real estate decisions should be made on a seven to 10-year time scale, so our current market place looks more like a landscape of good buying opportunities, not one for ill-considered exit selling