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This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State 21st June 2021

Australian housing market momentum continued to bound along this week despite lingering COVID infection wobbles in Melbourne and Sydney. Major capital city property prices rose another 0.4% this week, up 1.2% so far in June, up 11.4% year to date. All our capital cities in line for double-digit property price growth this year. Since Stage…

First homebuyers vs. investors

As the first wave of COVID reality bit the property market and resulted in a hard stall on activity, governments scrambled to get the engine room of the economy purring again via schemes and incentives. Property has long been recognised as a financial juggernaut, with stamp duty and other taxes filling government coffers and providing…

Why Millennials obsess about meaningful work

Today the 7.6 million Millennials in Australia are the largest demographic force. As a generation, they outnumber  Gen Z and Gen X by about a million people. They outnumber the large Baby-Boomer generation by about two million people now. There’s no other generation that will have such a huge impact on the 2020s as the…

Renovation versus repairs

Upgrading your investment property can propel it into its next stage of growth, but it can cost a pretty penny along the way.  Knowing which costs are immediately claimable from a tax perspective can make all the difference when preparing your reno budget. Owning a quality investment property can be compared to sitting on well-rained-on…

The Number One Key to Wealth

The average person sees over 5,000 marketing messages a day. Almost all of it says the same thing: “Buy this and you’ll be happier, healthier, cooler or better looking.” It’s always been this way, only now, the Internet and social media have amplified the frequency and intensity to a point where it’s inescapable, and a lot…

218 new property markets now in the "Million Dollar Club."

Despite a tumultuous 12 months which has seen our property markets suffer from COVID-induced dips to recording new high peaks, in the last 12 months 218 markets joined the million-dollar club. CoreLogic’s Million Dollar Markets report released on Friday revealed 892 Australian property “markets” had a median value of $1 million or more over the…

Melbourne is home to the coolest street in the world.

What makes a street cool, particularly in 2021? That’s what Timeout asked 27,000+ city-dwellers and Smith Street Collingwood one out is the coolest street in the world. We know that Melbourne has been voted the world’s most livable city more than any other city in the last decade, however, it fell in the rankings this year…

Melbourne property market forecast to grow strongly in 2021

Wondering what will happen to the Melbourne property market this year? Are you wondering what will happen to the Melbourne property market over the balance of 2021 and into next year? Well… based on how the market has been performing so far it’s likely that will see double-digit Melbourne house price growth in 2021, with…

How to improve your credit score

Your credit score is an important indicator that lenders use to gauge reliability and risk when assessing a loan application. A good credit score, therefore, is an important tool that will help your chances for success. If you’ve accessed your credit score and got a bit of a nasty shock, don’t worry too much, there…

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