• February 20, 2020

Author: Accredited Broker

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Housing Downturn Shallow and Short-lived

Mark Mulligan| Australian Financial Review| 21 June 2018 http://www.afr.com/markets/housing-downturn-shallow-and-shortlived-says-corelogic-and-moodys-20180621-h11nqd Australia’s housing slump could prove short-lived, according to a report from CoreLogic and Moody’s, with solid employment growth, loose monetary policy, decelerating supply and easing of…

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Auction Clearance Rates Have Plummeted, but Vendors Shouldn’t Fear the pass-in

Isabelle Lane| The New Daily| 15 June 2018 https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2018/06/15/auction-clearance-rates-vendors-negotiate/ The number of homes selling at auction has fallen sharply this year, but vendors are still sealing the deal after their properties are passed in. Cooling real estate markets in…

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Adelaide is Now Australia’s Cheapest Capital City

Isabelle Lane| The New Daily| 13 June 2018 https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2018/06/13/capital-city-median-house-prices-2018-hobart/ Hobart has long been Australia’s cheapest capital city to buy a home, but soaring prices have bumped it up the list for the first time in more than…

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Mutual Home Loan Growth Outpaces Big Four

The Adviser| 21 June 2018 https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/37911-mutual-home-loan-growth-outpaces-big-four The latest quarterly statistics from the prudential regulator show strong growth for the customer-owned banking sector. The APRA quarterly statistics show home loan growth of 5.5 per cent over…

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Futurist Outlines His Vision for the Future of Broking

Annie Kane| The Adviser| 14 June 2018 https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/37879-futurist-outlines-his-vision-of-the-future-of-broking Futurist, author and start-up founder Brett King has suggested that mortgage brokers would need to broaden their offering to survive an increasingly digital lending environment. Speaking after…

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Brokers Can Help ‘Stressed” Rentvesters

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 21 June 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/brokers-can-help-stressed-rentvesters-251411.aspx ‘Rentvesting’ is often touted as offering the best of both worlds. You can live where you want in a rental property, while getting someone else to pay…

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Why this House Price Slump is Different from the Last One

Clancy Yeates| Sydney Morning Herald| 19 June 2018 https://www.smh.com.au/money/investing/why-this-house-price-slump-is-different-from-the-last-one-20180613-p4zl7u.html Amid all the gloom engulfing the housing market, here’s a sliver of more positive news you may have missed. The Westpac Melbourne Institute index of consumer…

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Highly Geared Borrowers Tipped to Face Extra Scrutiny

Clancy Yeates| 18 June 2018| Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/highly-geared-borrowers-tipped-to-face-extra-scrutiny-20180615-p4zlp7.html Property investors seeking to borrow many times their income are tipped to come under increased scrutiny, as banks respond to regulatory pressure to restrict higher-risk mortgage…

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Most Australian Homes Have Increased in Value Over the Past Year

David Scutt| Business Insider| 1 June 2018 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-home-prices-valuation-location-analysis-2018-6 Australia’s median home price fell for an eighth consecutive month in May, leaving it down 0.4% over the past year, the first decline seen since October 2012.…

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Property Falls ‘Manageable’ Says RBA’s Lowe

Jacob Greiber & Ben Potter| 13 June 2018| Australian Financial Review https://www.afr.com/news/economy/monetary-policy/property-falls-manageable-says-rbas-lowe-20180613-h11ch9 Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has downplayed concerns over falling property prices, saying they are still 40 per cent higher in Sydney…

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