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Our housing market are weakening but affordability is improving
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The media has been having a  field day with negative property news. In particular this week’s figures by the Domain Group which showed that all but three capital cities saw a decrease in median house price over the last three months. But let’s put things into perspective…the national median house price also fell by 1.0 per cent –…

Is this really how much house prices will fall?
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The media is having a field day with gloomy house price forecasts. Recently the NAB cut its house price forecasts for the next 2 years citing weaker than expected residential markets in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth have added to ongoing weakness in the Sydney property market.  Sounds ominous so far , doesn’t it? NAB, also…

Everyone is moving to Queensland and latest population figures
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What’s that you say? Everyone’s moving to Queensland? So they are! Here’s the incomparable Cameron Kusher with the stats. Where are they coming from? Sydney mainly… Source: Kusher/CoreLogic …and Melbourne… …and pretty much everywhere else too. This is a rational response to a price signal, with south-east Queensland offering great affordability and lifestyle. This is…

6 risks property investors face & how to protect your property
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Investing in property has the ability to improve your fortune — but as a landlord, you also take on an important responsibility to provide safe accommodation.  It’s essential that you manage the following risks and hazards within the home to protect both your asset and its residents.  Property is an excellent source of passive income, which…

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update
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This week marks 12 months since the combined capital city auction market last recorded a clearance rate above 70 per cent, with selling conditions progressively weakening over the year as property values fall resulting in fewer homes selling at auction. There were 2,287 homes taken to market this week across the capital cities, returning a…

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update
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Another steady week for auctions across the combined capital cities. A total of 1,746 homes were taken to market, returning a success rate of 63.1 per cent increasing from last week’s final clearance rate which saw the lowest weighted average result so far this year at 61.7 per cent (1,915 auctions).  Melbourne saw a total of…

CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review | March 2018
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Rental rates climb over seasonally strong first quarter — but at a slower pace than in 2017.  Global data analytics provider CoreLogic has released its first Quarterly Rental Review for 2018, which tracks the median rental price of houses and units across Australian capital cities and regions. The quarterly report measures the percentage change in rental…

Royal Commission to squeeze mortgage lending
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Housing finance to slow  The Royal Commission into Banking is going to squeeze mortgage lending. The Housing Finance figures were released for February 2018 this week, reported as “Housing finance falls in February” (Australian), “Falls felt for February” (Rate City), and so on. Interesting interpretations, given that housing finance was…well, up! Anyway, having allowed a few days…

Perth a High-Risk Property Market
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While the Sydney and Melbourne market go flat, all eyes are turned towards Perth which many are tipping as the ‘next big thing’ in the investment property market. But are all the promises of potential property profits to be believed? Thanks to an increased number of property professionals and marketeers promoting the Perth market, the…