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First home buyer activity not solution to falling ownership
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First home buyer activity not solution to falling ownership

Despite the rate of home ownership plummeting due to unaffordability, the current state of the market is providing temporary relief to first home buyers. According to the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, there has been a rise in the number of renters, particularly in the younger age groups.  The HILDA survey…

They’re telling us Australia is heading towards Armageddon. Are they right?
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They’re telling us Australia is heading towards Armageddon. Are they right?

Some folks are trying ever-so-hard to convince everyone that Australia is heading for an economic collapse. Nothing new there, of course, but unfortunately for the gloomers nobody seems to have told the economy itself, which saw growth accelerate to a 6-year high of 3.4 per cent in FY2018. Meanwhile the resources boom is now paying…

Design a portfolio that can weather the inevitable storms
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Design a portfolio that can weather the inevitable storms

It sound like we’re in for some interesting times in property over the next year or two. While I know this is worrying some beginning investors, others who’ve invested over a number of cycles can see familiar patterns emerging. You see…if you’re hoping to gain financial freedom through property your investment journey is likely to be…

Infrastructure the key to housing affordability
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Infrastructure the key to housing affordability

Infrastructure is the key to housing affordability in our major cities. Infrastructure has a great connection to demand and increased dwelling prices and this is particularly the case in Sydney and Melbourne.   However, the allocation of significant funding to infrastructure upgrades in many urban and regional areas in the 2018 Federal Budget will also have…

7 reasons real estate agents make great parents
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7 reasons real estate agents make great parents

You might be surprised to learn that wrangling a couple of little monsters and working in real estate have an awful lot in common. With their unique set of experience and skills, it’s no wonder real estate agents make fantastic parents! And it’s not just because they’ll be able to help their kids get into…

What’s the right property for this stage of the property cycle?
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What’s the right property for this stage of the property cycle?

As Australia’s real estate markets move into the next phase of the property cycle strategic investors are asking themselves: “what’s the right type of investment for the new financial era?”   After a number of years of exceptional house price appreciation, it looks like we’re in for a period of lower house price growth across the…

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update
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This week’s CoreLogic Property Market update

Preliminary auction clearance rates hold around the mid 50% range, indicating subdued auction conditions over the first three weeks of spring. There were 2,404 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week, increasing from 1,983 over the previous week.  Despite the fact auction volumes have been increasing over the month, 378 fewer…

How do cars affect our property markets?
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How do cars affect our property markets?

Much is written about population growth and its positive impact on most things economic. But there is also sting in that tale. Despite the intelligentsia telling us the opposite, the number of vehicles per capita, is on the rise in Australia.  It is currently 776 vehicles per 1,000 bodies. It was 723 a decade ago and…

Busting 5 Common Property Myths  | Sky News Interview
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Busting 5 Common Property Myths | Sky News Interview

While successful property investors follow a proven set of rules, the majority of investors believe in widely perpetuated myths about property investment. Now it’s not their fault, it’s logical to believe that if so many people keep saying something like “location, location, location” it must be true. But that’s not necessarily the case. So let’s…

Unit owners selling their properties more likely to record bigger losses relative to houses
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Unit owners selling their properties more likely to record bigger losses relative to houses

The recent release of the June quarter Pain and Gain report highlighted the growing divergence between houses and units for loss making resales; units recorded a higher proportion of loss making resales relative to houses across every broad region of Australia over the quarter.  The recent release of the June quarter Pain and Gain report…

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