Wondering how much you may need to enter the housing market these days?

Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart cheapest places to enter housing market. The current and never-ending conversations around housing affordability, particularly around how millennials will get a head-start on the property ladder, has seen a whole raft of suggestions thrown at a possible solution. In this week’s CoreLogic Property Pulse we took a look at the...
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Investors are exploiting returns on debt financing to muscle out home buyers

New research shows the actual returns on equity for housing investors are higher than most people realise – This helps explain why investors are able to out-compete other home buyers, writes… Chyi Lin Lee, Western Sydney University Investors have played an increasingly important role in the Australian housing market in recent years.  Our new, yet-to-be-published...

WA Investors Could Be Hit With New Levy

Owners of investment properties in Western Australia could be hit with a new $270 annual levy, under a proposal being considered by the McGowan government. State Treasurer Ben Wyatt confirmed that the proposal was under consideration ahead of his government’s first budget in September. However, he denied the levy would break Labor’s pre-election promise of...
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Get used to your commute: data confirms houses near jobs are too expensive

Data on housing supply in Australia’s capital shows, while its increasing in areas with lots of jobs, the house prices are too high for those who might want to move for work, writes… Rachel Ong, Curtin University; Christopher Phelps, Curtin University; Gavin Wood, RMIT University, and Steven Rowley, Curtin University Australia’s capital cities are getting...

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