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Australian property investors are more cautious about the future of property in 2022

How have the coronavirus lockdowns affected you? Has the pandemic changed your strategy or approach to property investing? Are you considering moving to live in a different location because of COVID-19? These are only some of the Covid-19 related questions we recently asked 1,700 Australian property investors and would-be investors in our annual Property Investment…

APRA just made it harder to get a loan in order to tackle booming housing markets

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), our lending regulator, has announced new changes to lending rules for banks.  They told banks and other authorised lenders that from November borrowers will need to be able to meet repayments at least 3 per cent higher than the loan product rate to receive a loan. If, for example, you apply…

Consumer confidence lifts as re-opening hopes build

Consumer confidence overall has been very resilient to the lockdowns seen in NSW, VIC and the ACT. Despite an extended lockdown period for much of the country, consumer confidence had begun to increase according to ANZ-Roy Morgan, amidst revealed plans in NSW to reopen. With consumer sentiment lifting and business confidence in yesterday’s NAB Business…

Delta is unlikely to derail our housing markets - here are some updated forecasts

Will Covid Delta derail our property markets? The answer is NO according to the latest ANZ Bank research. Our housing markets remain in very good shape with national house prices continuing to rise strongly, even in Sydney where increasing levels of mobility restrictions have been in place since June. According to ANZ, ultra-low interest rates,…

Australian housing values continued to rise despite the disruption from lockdowns

Australian housing values continued to record a broad-based rise despite the disruption from lockdowns. CoreLogic’s national home value index showed dwelling values rose 1.5% in August; a rate of growth that is still well above average, but the lowest monthly rise since January. The lift in housing values continues to be broad-based, with every capital…

10 hottest suburbs in each Aussie state that people are moving to

It’s been a tumultuous year for Australia’s property market. The coronavirus pandemic has caused economic uncertainty, yet a surge in demand and skyrocketing prices for properties in certain locations. While international borders remain closed, the shape of the nation within Australia is changing at a fast pace never seen before in our market. Regional Australia…

Here's why our property markets will finish the year strongly

With fears of coronavirus lockdowns slowing down our economy, some are wondering if our property markets can continue their strong growth.  Well,  I keep careful watch on housing finance figures because they are a good leading indicator of what’s ahead for our property markets. That’s because people organise their finances 3 to 6 months before…

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