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Budget 2017: government still tinkering with housing affordability
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Budget 2017: government still tinkering with housing affordability

The housing affordability measures in this budget involve not much more than tinkering according to: Richard Holden, UNSW It’s unsurprising that in the lead-up to this year’s federal budget there was a lot of discussion about housing affordability as its centrepiece. Over the past 20 years price-to-income and price-to-rent ratios have doubled. Sydney’s price-to-income ratio…

2.3 million Australians unemployed or under-employed in April
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2.3 million Australians unemployed or under-employed in April

Believe it or not there were 2.3 million Australians unemployed or under-employed in April Now that’s substantially higher than what the official ABS figures say, but each month Roy Morgan Research  measures the “real” unemployment rate. According to Roy Morgan Research Australia’s real unemployment for April was unchanged at 9.3% (1.217 million Australians looking for work)….

What the 2017 Budget means for property
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What the 2017 Budget means for property

The 2017 Budget is out and many of the mooted changes that were feared by property investors did not eventuate. However, there has been a  lot of tinkering in the property sector in an attempt to tackle Australia’s housing affordability problems. While the Budget’s housing affordability measures may have an impact on home prices over time…

Another way of relieving stress [infographic]
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Another way of relieving stress [infographic]

Stress – we all have it at times I’ve read the average person has 70,000 thoughts per day. But sometimes our brain runs wild – doesn’t it? And this cuases stress. Sometimes it’s acute or short term stress due to recent or anticipated demands and pressures. And some suffer from chronic long term stress. One…

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