• July 20, 2020

Year: 2014

Where Should Your Clients Invest in 2015?

“In economics and finance, arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets” – Wikipedia 2014 has been a strong year for the property market and we have entered 2015 with…

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Decluttering tips to help you sell

RealEstate.com.au – 8 Dec 2014. http://www.realestate.com.au/blog/decluttering-tips-help-sell/?pid=house:ed:blog:wdadv By Vanessa Paech If you’re intending to sell your home this year you’ll want to invest some time into decluttering – mess and chaos is one the top turn…

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Experts change their forecast to predict a cash rate drop next year

Finder.com.au – 6 December, 2014. Michelle Hutchison http://www.finder.com.au/press-release-experts-change-their-forecast-to-predict-a-cash-rate-drop-next-year December 6, 2014, Sydney – Australia’s biggest Reserve Bank Survey by finder.com.au shows eight experts are now forecasting a possible cash rate drop next year – five…

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At home with technology

The Economist.com – 29 November, 2014 http://www.economist.com/news/business/21635019-internet-hasnt-wiped-out-estate-agents-some-online-firms-are-still-trying-home The internet hasn’t wiped out estate agents. But some online firms are still trying STEP into an estate agency in small-town America and it is as if the…

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Market set to tip in favour of buyers: November state of the market analysis

Property Observer – 27 November, 2014 By Arek Drozda http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/market-trends/38379-market-set-to-tip-in-favour-of-buyers-november-state-of-the-market-analysis.html? GUEST OBSERVATION Market outlook: unchanged – neutral with negative bias Attractiveness of renting as a preferred accommodation option continues (as at December 2014). Purchase affordability…

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New rules on foreign investment ‘absurd’

The Bull.com.au – 27 November, 2014 By AAP http://www.thebull.com.au/articles/a/50522-new-rules-on-foreign-investment-‘absurd’.html Recommendations to tighten rules around foreign investment in Australian housing have been labelled “absurd”, with a prominent economist saying they could damage the economy by weakening…

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Home truths: high prices are here to stay

The Sydney Morning Herald – 26 November, 2014 By Ross Gittins http://www.smh.com.au/comment/home-truths-high-prices-are-here-to-stay-20141125-11t753.html Why are house prices so extraordinarily high? Short answer: because Australians have an unusual relationship with their homes. The reasons for that strange relationship…

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Housing bubble debate: Dwelling shortage may not be as bad as believed

ABC News – 6 November, 2014 By Michael Janda http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-04/housing-bubble-debate-dwelling-shortage-not-as-bad-as-believed/5864714 The long running Australian housing bubble debate has heated up this year, as prices in the nation’s two key markets jump and housing investment debt…

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Worst is yet to come: Goldman Sachs

The Sydney Morning Herald – 27 October, 2014. Bloomberg http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/worst-is-yet-to-come-goldman-sachs-20141027-11chrc.html For Goldman Sachs, the worst is ahead for Australia and housing-bubble concerns will fade as the focus shifts to slowing jobs growth and inflation. The…

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APRA warns bank lending standards are being stretched

The Sydney Morning Herald – 23 October 2014 By Gareth Hutchens, James Eyers and Misa Han http://www.smh.com.au/business/apra-warns-bank-lending-standards-are-being-stretched-20141022-119z8r.html Australia’s financial regulator has completed a “comprehensive” stress test of the biggest banks and believes lending standards are…

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