• February 19, 2020

Category: Property Market

Retirees holding onto spare rooms, even when they downsize

Retirees holding onto spare rooms, even when they downsize

Roughly two million older Australians are considering moving homes when they retire. But they won’t be giving up the spare bedroom. It will be reserved for friends and family, or repurposed into a study or…

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Homebuyers are stampeding back into the Australian property market, leading to what could be ‘the fastest market recovery on record’

Homebuyers are stampeding back into the Australian property market, leading to what could be ‘the fastest market recovery on record’

If national prices continue on their current trajectory, 2020 will see the fastest market recovery in Australian history, according to property research group CoreLogic. The property downturn saw an 8.4% correction in values. In just…

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Older Australians who own their home more than 20 times better off than those who rent, data shows

Older Australians who own their home more than 20 times better off than those who rent, data shows

Exclusive Australian Bureau of Statistics data has revealed the staggering difference in wealth of older Australians in owner-occupied households compared to those that rent. Key points: – Those who own property as they approach retirement…

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Changing Market Good for the Industry

Changing Market Good for the Industry

It’s a rising market and that should spell profit for mortgage brokers, real estate agents, financial planners and accountants Yet, recent legislation passed in Canberra means that the way Australians source loans in 2020 will…

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Housing finance up 15pc – but will it continue?

Housing finance up 15pc – but will it continue?

Housing finance increased steadily by another 1.3 per cent in September – taking growth since May to 15 per cent. Already, market commentators are predicting that Sydney and Melbourne will hit record highs in April…

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Aussie property prices set to break record highs by start of next year

Aussie property prices set to break record highs by start of next year

Jack Derwin| Australian Financial Review| 8 November 2019 https://www.afr.com/property/residential/aussie-property-prices-set-to-break-record-highs-by-start-of-next-year-20191108-p538l9 Property prices are soaring in Australia like it’s 2015. That may be welcome news for investors, but it’s bound to startle wannabe first home buyers. Not…

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Net arrivals close to 300,000 per annum

Net arrivals close to 300,000 per annum

Pete Wargent BlogSpot| 11 September 2019 https://petewargent.blogspot.com/2019/09/net-arrivals-close-to-300k-per-annum.html For the first time in a while there was a decrease in the rolling annual number of permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia, at 844,680 (up from 818,480…

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Mini housing boom will run out of steam: UBS

Su-Lin Tan| Australian Financial Review| 16 September 2019 https://www.afr.com/property/residential/why-the-housing-mini-boom-won-t-last-20190916-p52rqi The current housing mini-boom triggered by two rate cuts will run out of steam, according to UBS. Weak credit growth, little pick-up in new housing development…

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Sydney median house price rises in June quarter

Sydney median house price rises in June quarter

Michael Bleby| Australian Financial Review| 17 September 2019 https://www.afr.com/property/residential/sydney-median-house-price-rises-to-875-000-20190917-p52s44 Sydney’s median house price rose to $875,000 in the June quarter, marking the first increase in a year as buyers returned to the market after the…

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Sydney price correction ‘close to an end’

Sydney price correction ‘close to an end’

Hannah Dowling| Mortgage Business| 6 August 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13673-sydney-price-correction-close-to-an-end The NSW capital’s auction clearance rate hit its highest point in over two years last month, suggesting a market rebound, a new Domain report showed. According to…

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