Why Falling Clearance Rates are a Good Thing for Property Markets

Why Falling Clearance Rates are a Good Thing for Property Markets

Over the past few weeks, we’ve slowly started to see auction clearance rates across Sydney and Melbourne begin to fall as significant new listings have hit the market. This has coincided with the removal of lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT and the onset of the seasonally strong spring selling season. While the mainstream…

Finding Opportunities In A Tight Market

Finding Opportunities In A Tight Market

As house prices continue to surge higher across the country, investors need to be more pragmatic than ever when it comes to identifying good opportunities. Around the country, the latest data from CoreLogic suggests house prices on a national basis have increased by more than 20% over the last 12 months. Record low-interest rates have…

Will A Slightly Hawkish RBA Cool Australian Residential Property Prices?

Will A Slightly Hawkish RBA Cool Australian Residential Property Prices?

As residential house prices across Australia continue to remain very strong, the latest update from the RBA has painted a slightly more hawkish picture for what lies ahead with interest rates.

Given the significant impact low rates have had on stoking the property market, it has many people asking, how will any rate rises change that dynamic going forward?

Home Values Rising At The Fastest Pace In 32 Years

Home Values Rising At The Fastest Pace In 32 Years

The latest set of figures from CoreLogic has confirmed what most homebuyers already know, which is that house prices are rising at a record pace. In March, house prices increased in value by 2.8% across Australia, which is the fastest rate we’ve seen since October 1988. Spurred on by record-low interest rates and a host…

House Prices To Continue Rising in 2021
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House Prices To Continue Rising in 2021

When COVID was beginning to unfold across Australia and the world in the early part of 2020, property experts and media pundits began to predict sharp falls in house prices. The Commonwealth Bank forecast a potential 32 per cent house price crash with the other major banks also believing we would see similar drops over…

The Perfect Storm for Borrowers and Property Investors
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The Perfect Storm for Borrowers and Property Investors

It appears as though the Government and the RBA are pulling out all stops in a bid to get people to borrow, invest and spend money to stimulate the economy and create employment. The latest decision by the RBA to slash interest rates to a record low 0.1 per cent and embark on a range of QE…

Aussie Expat Finance Workshop ~ Pick a Melbourne Cup Winner!
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Aussie Expat Finance Workshop ~ Pick a Melbourne Cup Winner!

Some of the topics covered today included:
– Structuring your #Mortgage to your advantage
– Benefits of Negative Gearing for Expats
– How to position yourself for Capital Gains Tax in the future
– Navigating the difficult Bank lending environment
– Refinancing your mortgage using accumulated lazy home equity
– Buying new investment property off the plan with a small deposit
– Winning strategies to build your property portfolio
– How to legally reduce your #Australian tax liability

House Prices Continue to Defy the Critics
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House Prices Continue to Defy the Critics

The latest house price data from CoreLogic has been released and it’s showing what many in the real estate industry have known for some time, that house prices are starting to climb in six out of eight of our capital cities and across many non-metro markets. Earlier in the year, when COVID was just starting…

Moving From Responsible to Sensible & Responsible Lending
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Moving From Responsible to Sensible & Responsible Lending

On Friday, the Federal Government announced the biggest change to lending standards we’ve seen since the GFC and it could make finance a lot easier to obtain for property investors. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is poised to put some of the responsibility back on the borrower and away from the lender in a move that aims…

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for Property Markets
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It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for Property Markets

Despite the ongoing media speculation about large 30% plus falls in house prices, there are still plenty of strong residential property markets across the country. Of the nation’s 15 market jurisdictions (8 capital cities and 7 regional markets), 11 have house prices higher than they were at the start of the year Interestingly, some of the…

Are the Numbers Telling Us the Whole Story?
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Are the Numbers Telling Us the Whole Story?

As Melbourne heads back into lockdown, the headlines are still painting a very negative picture for the Australian property market as a whole. The latest data from CoreLogic is suggesting that house values have fallen modestly over the past two months and now with limited auction activity in Melbourne for the foreseeable future that could…

Buying Off-the-Plan or Building a New Home in Today’s Market
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Buying Off-the-Plan or Building a New Home in Today’s Market

With the announcement of the HomeBuilder package from the Federal Government and a host of other incentives being offered by various State Governments, building a new home or buying off the plan has just become a lot more popular. However, when looking to buy off the plan Brisbane or building a new dwelling, there are…

How to Make the Most of the Home Builder Grant
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How to Make the Most of the Home Builder Grant

All the talk recently has been surrounding the Federal Government’s latest incentive for the real estate sector, known as HomeBuilder, which is a $25,000 grant to encourage homeowners to build and renovate. The package has not been without its critics as the criteria to qualify is relatively restrictive. You need to firstly be earning less…