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Is this the beginning of the end of our property boom? | Property Insiders [Video]

I remember a year ago- in October 2020 –  in these regular chats Dr. Andrew Wilson and I called the beginning of this new stage of the property cycle. But looking back over the first 9 months of this year, our property markets have performed even more strongly than anyone ever expected, with the rates…

Supply and Demand drives our property markets- here's what's happening to supply - September 2021

At its core, real estate is about demand and supply. Whilst housing prices are influenced by many variables – including interest rates; the availability of finance (liquidity); consumer confidence; employment; wages; economic growth; government policy etc. – what matters the most is simply the interplay between supply and demand. When demand exceeds supply, then values often rise. When supply…

What’s the difference between borrowing capacity and affordability?

Many novice investors make a simple mistake when they first start out. And that’s because they don’t understand the difference between their borrowing capacity and their affordability.  So I’d like to clear up this issue to help investors manage their cash flow better in the future and to help them on their path to success….

Will Holiday Homes replace the holiday?

How has the shift to blended working and strict international travel restrictions impacted the holiday rental and holiday home market? In the 2022 McGrath Report real estate doyen John McGrath explores: The rise of the digital nomad and workcations The surge in domestic tourism and where holiday rental demand is centred How the perfect storm…

In today’s podcast, we’re going to take a deep dive into the Brisbane property market with two of my regular guests, Stuart Weymss and Brett Warren. After a number of years of sluggish growth, Brisbane has been one of the strongest performing property markets over the last year and is likely to continue to be…

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State September 27th

Despite what is now more than 3 months of lockdown in Sydney, and Melbourne still in lockdown number 6 – in fact with more Australians in lockdown than are not – our real estate markets are still in good shape with boomtime auction clearance results over the weekend and rising property values around Australia (see…

Top 10 Melbourne school zones for house price growth

Education influences home buyers and property investors across a broad range of demographics and data shows that it is now influencing property prices in greater Melbourne’s popular education catchments. Education is a long-term consideration and, whether you are planning a family, have children already enrolled in school, or are an investor looking to attract long…

More Aussies join the millionaire club as Australian household wealth reaches record levels

The facts are in, the average Australian is getting richer. Australian total household wealth (net worth) rose by a record $735 billion or 5.8% to record a high of $13,433.7 billion in the June quarter. Despite all the challenges Covid has thrown at us wealth is up 19.7% on a year ago – the strongest…

Are banks now embracing self-employed borrowers?

Typically, the steps to securing a loan including provide a few payslips that will serve to demonstrate your reliable, consistent income. Most of the time one or two will do, maybe three at most. And some documents that establish how long you’ve been employed. Relatively speaking, it’s a straightforward process. Unless you’re self-employed of course…

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