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Houses vs. Units: a shift in market dynamics this 2024

Over the last four years, the gap between house and unit prices in Australia has widened to record levels. Historically, houses have commanded higher prices than units. However, since the pandemic began, this disparity has grown significantly, with house prices surging by 44.2% compared to pre-pandemic levels, while units have seen a more modest increase…

Navigating the new norm: Australia’s evolving retirement age

The landscape of retirement in Australia is shifting. Thanks to COVID-19, many Australians postponed their transition into their golden years. Recent figures, however, are indicating a significant trend: we’ve possibly reached the peak retirement age. A gradual increase has been observed over the decades in the age of retirement In an article published in the…

Sales and profits lift as Australian property market regains momentum | Pain and Gain Report

The Australian property market continues to demonstrate sustained resilience, with the rate of profit-making sales and number of transactions increasing in the December quarter. Approximately 90,000 resales were analysed by CoreLogic in Q4 2023, revealing that 94% of transactions recorded a nominal gain. The median gross profit also saw an uptick to $310,000, marking an…

How to spot a property lemon

Some of the most attractive homes are hiding a stack of problems. That is the thing about property flaws: they’re hidden beneath the house, in the walls, or are simply hard to detect with the naked eye. You end up falling in love with the home, its attractive décor, and you buy it. Then six…

The latest Corelogic Rental Market Report

The national rental index was up 2.8% in the March quarter, the fastest quarterly pace of rental growth since the three months ending May 2022 (2.9%). Rental conditions do show some seasonal strength through the first quarter of the year, which helps to explain some of the renewed upward pressure on rents. However, the annual…

3 types of insurance all property investors should consider

Sophisticated investors understand their portfolios are the equivalent of income-producing businesses and wealth-creation vehicles. What I mean is they don’t adopt a set-and-forget attitude, and then naively hope that it all works out in their financial favor… someday! Rather, just like business owners, they make sure they have the necessary insurance in place to protect…

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