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House prices will fall 10% - what nonsense! | Property Insiders [Video]

If you’re keeping up with the financial media you couldn’t miss the forecasts of ‘property prices falling ahead’. And it’s no longer only the perpetual property pessimist, you know…those who have been getting it wrong time after time – that are suggesting this. It’s now some of the regular media commentators and the bank economists….

How long does it takes to save a deposit in Australia's priciest suburbs

Saving for a house deposit could take on average almost 20 years in some suburbs, according to startling new research by Finder. Analysing property prices and incomes in each of Australia’s capital cities, and in Australia’s local government areas (LGAs), Finder determined where saving for a home is the most challenging.  Unsurprisingly, Sydney was the…

How much has house price growth outstripped growth in wages?

This month, the ABS posted a 2.2% annual increase in the Australian wage price index (WPI). The WPI measures changes in the ‘price’ of wages and salaries over time, meaning it accounts for changes in the quality and quantity of work done. The 2.2% uplift represents wages growth getting back to pre-pandemic levels and is…

November In Review: Our top trending articles for this month

Are you keen to keep up to date with the continually changing world of property investment, success, personal finance, and wealth creation strategies? Well…here’s a list of our 10 most read blogs over the last month, in case you missed them. Did you know that last year over 2.7 million individuals read articles Property Update?…

29 Psychological Tricks To Make You Buy More [Infographic]

Have you ever suffered from buyer’s remorse? And I’m not talking about a big expense like buying a home or investment property? Well…you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, only 5% of people have never felt guilty about buying something. That means the majority of us, at some point in our lives, have regretted a purchase. But…

One way of getting more finance as a property investor is to get a higher valuation on your properties. So how do you go about this? How does a valuer evaluate your property – what do they like to see, what adds value, and what makes them nervous? These are some of the questions I’m…

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State November 29th

Sydney and Melbourne’s property markets are coping well with the post lockdown surge in listings of properties for sale. But there are clear signs that house price growth is slowing down in our two big capital cities. With only a few days to go, Sydney house prices have risen 0.9% so far in November, well…

11 Things Successful Property Investors Don’t Do

Books, blogs, and magazines are full of great tips on what to do to become a successful property investor. However today I’d like to look at a number of things successful investors don’t do. 1. They don’t concern themselves that the markets are unpredictable. Successful investors are comfortable with the reality that their future can’t…

Who is better at handling finances – women or men?

As a mortgage broking business operating in the personal finance space, we see a large group of clients, a diverse group of clients, whose money management skills span the spectrum from those who don’t have any experience to those who have a lot. The one thing all our clients have in common is a drive…

Sinister secrets and celebrity suburbs - do they make a difference?

Do headline-grabbing horror stories about murders or riots steer potential property buyers away from some suburbs? Does the “celebrity effect” really does improve buyer demand in others? In late 2005, thousands of angry, alcohol-fuelled rioters engaged in an orgy of assaults and violence now known as the “Cronulla Riots”. It was widely considered that these…

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