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What’s the best home loan for you?

There’s nothing quite like an interest rate cut to inspire borrowers to shop around for a better home loan deal. And why not? The Reserve Bank of Australia has taken the official cash rate to a record low of 0.75 per cent, and while banks haven’t passed on all of those cuts, they’ve slashes the…

How to spot a property scam

We’ve all heard horror stories about intelligent, every day Australians who have somehow been sucked into a real estate scam that stripped them of their hard earned money. Who among us is not tempted by the thought of making a quick buck? Despite working hard for their money, many Australians feel stuck on the treadmill…

How long until housing values reach a new record high?

With many of Australia’s capital city housing markets posting a gain in values over the past three months, a recovery trend is looking increasingly entrenched. But how long will it take for residential property values to reach a new record high if the current rate of growth continues? If housing values continue to rise at…

Why most investors never get past their first investment property

There’s nothing like the thrill of buying your very first investment property. For many, this is when the property buy ‘bites’ – and they become obsessed with the idea of adding to their portfolio. Yet, for myriad reasons… that never happens. Often, it’s because the investor discovers they’re suffering from First Investor’s Burn Out. This…

8 Critical steps to success for new property investors

Here’s the good news: investing in property isn’t all that hard. But it does require you to follow a number of processes in order to do be successful. By following these eight essential steps, those new to investing can move forward and start to build a profitable property portfolio that delivers growth for years to…

This weekend's auction results - A tale of two cities | Saturday November 9th

Auction clearance rates around Australia were once again strong this weekend, driven by strong buyer demand, despite a Super Saturday with a large number of properties going to auction. Sydney produced another stunning performance recording a 79% clearance rate despite a surge in listings. Melbourne bounced back from last weekend’s Cup pause with a surge…

Here's what happened to the rental markets around Australia last month

Want to know what’s happened to the rental property markets over the last month? Rental property website has released its report for October 2019, based on property leasing data. The report illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (both metro and regional), rental affordability (the median room price metric) and days on market….

Housing finance: owner occupiers driving the rebound and that's good for property

I keep a careful eye on housing finance numbers as they are an important leading indicator to what’s ahead for our property markets. The good news is that owner occupier loan commitments jumped as rate cuts and relaxed mortgage serviceability requirements boosted demand for housing credit even as investor loans retreated. But the upturn in…