• July 14, 2020

Year: 2015

Investor housing credit slowed in November

MSN Money – 31 Dec, 2015 Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist http://www.msn.com/en-au/money/homeandproperty/investor-housing-credit-slowed-in-november/ar-BBo4xp3 Housing credit growth stayed steady in November, but the focus of growth shifted further away from investors and towards home-buyers. The value of housing…

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Risk on? Interest rates could stay low for decades

The Bull – 21 December, 2015 By Rodney Maddock, Monash University http://www.thebull.com.au/premium/a/57308-risk-on-interest-rates-could-stay-low-for-decades.html When a central bank lifts interest rate targets by 0.5% it expects households and firms to respond. In a crisis, the official target may fall…

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RBA boss happy housing is cooling

MSN – 15 December 2015 By AAP http://www.msn.com/en-au/money/homeandproperty/rba-boss-happy-housing-is-cooling/ar-BBnB8Hl The Reserve Bank governor is relieved that the housing market is showing signs of cooling, especially in Sydney. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Glenn…

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What your property will be worth in three years

The New Daily – 14 December 2015 By Rod Myer http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/2015/12/14/housing-boom-hit-apartment-building-wave/ The champagne days for house prices in Melbourne and Sydney are over. Here’s what the experts are predicting in your city. Perth property prices…

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Thanks for the Ride 2015. Hellooo 2016!

2015 has been an amazing year for brokers.  As the year draws to a close it has a feel that the action is moving to new sectors of the property market. Source: Corelogic RP Data…

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Investors slapped with increased rates

Smart Property Investment – 23 November, 2015 By Jack Needham http://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/news/14863-investors-slapped-with-increased-rates?utm_source=SPI&utm_campaign=investorsecrets23_11_2015&utm_medium=email Investors and homeowners alike are going to be feeling a little worse off this week, following the introduction of a new round of rate hikes –…

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Some Sydney and Melbourne property buyers are eyeing a new market

Australian Financial Review – 17 November, 2015 By Simon Evans http://www.msn.com/en-au/money/news/some-sydney-and-melbourne-property-buyers-are-eyeing-a-new-market/ar-BBn5DYz Exasperated by the sharp run-up in residential property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, some buyers are turning their sights to the inner ring of…

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Investor housing demand continues to fall sharply

CoreLogic – 10 November, 2015 Bu Cameron Kusher http://blog.corelogic.com.au/2015/11/investor-housing-demand-continues-to-fall-sharply/ The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for September 2015 earlier this week. The broad housing finance trends show that demand from the…

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Stamp duty reform the solution to ageing in place

Domain.com – 3 November 2015 By Steven Rowley http://www.domain.com.au/news/stamp-duty-reform-the-solution-to-ageing-in-place-20151102-gkooy5/ Research released by the Australian Population Research Institute on Monday blamed the number of older households ageing in place for the inability of younger families to…

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Winning converts

The Economist – 31 October, 2015 From the print edition http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21677218-venerable-form-banking-comes-back-fashion-winning-converts THERE is a proselytising feel to the credit-union movement. Believers talk of a “social mission”: to serve communities, not the false gods of the…

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