Joe Biden wins Minnesota

first_imgThe Trump campaign really, really wanted Minnesota, one of Trump’s narrowest 2016 losses. So much for that. After leading in Minnesota polls, Joe Biden has won the state’s 10 electoral votes.- Advertisement –last_img

Fees, stamp duty up to $100k ’absurd’, warns John McGrath

first_img“Upgraders in big cities are paying close to $100,000 in fees and absurdly high stamp duty,” he said. “If we went back just 20 years for direct comparison, we are now paying an additional $40,000 (inflation adjusted) or 400 per cent more in real terms.”“This is ridiculous and penalises almost every single Australian moving around the property ladder as their life circumstances change.” Australian record smashed with $140m sale Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 State governments seemed reluctant to address high fees and stamp duty, the report said. Picture: Getty Images.Mr McGrath said with the exception of the ACT Government — which plans to phase out stamp duty by 2032 — there seemed to be very little appetite by State Governments to find a better way.“They seem addicted to the revenue it brings them. As a result, it’s possible that these lower levels of activity will remain for some time.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoHe said uncertainty in the world economy was impacting confidence with many “waiting to see how some of these play out”. MORE: Home goes from avocado to masterpiece Mr McGrath said tighter supply in a market where there was strong demand off cheaper money via borrowing and lower interest rates would drive up prices.It was “likely to be a positive factor in the price rebound we’re now experiencing”, he said.“Less for sale generally means better prices. This may indeed keep us in solid territory until we see the next sales cycle begin,” he said of price growth in the market. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Upgraders in big cities are paying close to $100,000 in fees and absurdly high stamp duty, says John McGrath.A property turnaround could trip over growing transaction costs in big cities, with buyers paying as much as $100k in fees and stamp duty alone, a new report warns.This according to the McGrath Report 2020, released this week, with MD John McGrath warning higher transaction costs and economic uncertainty were seeing record low listings in most city markets. 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City whispers inspired Caballero

first_img Press Association Caballero, who will replace released Romanian Costel Pantilimon in the squad, said: “I knew that Manchester City were interested in me so I tried to do my best for my previous club to make the move to a very big club possible, and finally it’s a reality and I will try to prove myself.” Even though he has principally been signed as back-up to Hart, Caballero hopes he can push on at City and earn full international recognition. Caballero won the Under-20 World Cup with Argentina in 2001 and was also a member of the 2004 Olympic gold medal-winning squad. He said: “The first goal is to do things well and show why City were interested in me. “Obviously it would be good to get back with the national team and hopefully I can achieve that.” Caballero believes playing under Manuel Pellegrini, his former manager at Malaga, will give him the confidence to succeed. Getting the chance to work with Pellegrini again was one of the main attractions of City to Caballero. Pellegrini signed the former Boca Juniors keeper for Malaga from Elche in 2011. He went on to become a key figure in the Andalusian club’s rise to prominence in Spain, which included a run to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2013. Caballero, who is City’s third summer signing after Bacary Sagna and Fernando, said: “I think his best quality is giving players the confidence to achieve their potential.” The Argentinian goalkeeper joined the Barclays Premier League champions in a £4.4million move from Spanish outfit Malaga. The 32-year-old will provide competition for first-choice Joe Hart, the England number one, at the Etihad Stadium. center_img Manchester City’s new signing Willy Caballero has revealed how word of the club’s interest motivated him last season.last_img read more