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Auction clearance results December 2nd – Generally Steady Results on Another Big Day of Auctions

Capital city weekend auction markets have commenced December with generally steady results despite another big day of late year auctions in most capitals. Auction results around Australia, Saturday December 2nd 2023: Capital City This Week Last Weekend Auctions Rate Auctions Rate Sydney 859 69.6% 914 68.3% Melbourne 1071 65.2% 1019 62.3% Brisbane 91 53.1% 102…

The latest median property prices in Australia’s major cities

Despite all the predictions of property Armageddon due to rising interest rates our property markets turned the corner early this year with all major research houses reporting higher median prices around Australia for eight months in a row. Despite a continuing conveyor belt of negative sentiment in the media, buyer sentiment has changed with early…

Australian property prices lift in November to record high, defying interest rate rise | Latest Proptrack Report

The latest Proptrack Home Price Index showed home values have remained resilient to higher interest rates this year, and this continued in November with prices continuing to lift and hitting fresh record highs in many markets, although the pace of growth has slowed due to the increase in properties coming to market. Further, it showed…

Heat comes out of the housing market as values across Melbourne dip and Sydney slows | Corelogic Home Value Index

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index (HVI) rose 0.6% in November, the smallest monthly gain since the growth cycle commenced in February. Despite the slowdown, the national HVI reached a new record high in November. After falling -7.5% from a peak in April 2022 to a trough in January 2023, housing values have bounced 8.3% higher…

Riding the Immigration Wave: Australia’s unprecedented migration surge has now peaked

Australia’s recent surge in migration, largely driven by the influx of international students and backpackers, appears to have reached its peak. We have experienced a record-breaking rate of net overseas migration, estimated to have reached 500,000 people in the year to September 2023. This spike in migration has been underpinned by international student numbers surpassing…

Home Price Growth Still Strong Over November | Latest Housing Market Stats

National house prices have continued to record strong results over November although growth rates in most capitals have eased marginally compared to the previous month’s robust results. The national capital city median house price again increased sharply by 0.7% over the November quarter compared to the October quarter – rising to $1,085,389, according to the…

11 ways to improve your financial fitness

Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness. If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and making an…

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State November 28th, 2023

Australia’s housing market continues to defy expectations! Despite 13 interest rate increases from the Reserve Bank of Australia, which have seen official rates rise by 4.25 per cent over the 18 months, property prices have now been on the rise since early 2023. With the pipeline of new listings now diminishing as the year ends…

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