• April 4, 2020

Category: Property Market

Majors commit to HEM alternatives

Majors commit to HEM alternatives

Madison Utley | Australian Broker | 9 May 2019 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/majors-commit-to-hem-alternatives-262695.aspx As Westpac and ASIC continue to clash over responsible lending measures and the big four face remediation bills of more than $5bn, focus has turned…

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A Shot in the Arm for the Property Market

A Shot in the Arm for the Property Market

Three events occurred recently that will inject life into the property market. First, the ALP lost the Federal Election – removing the threats to negative gearing. Then the Australian Prudential Regulator (APRA) announced changes to…

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Good luck forecasting house prices, but one worm has turned

Michael Pascoe| The New Daily| 4 December 2018 there’s no praise or notice for saying what “everybody else” is saying. This leads to the outlier forecasts, the predictions above or below the consensus. These are the…

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Revealed: The Regional Boomtowns Where Home Prices Are Soaring

Isabelle Lane| The New Daily| 28 November 2018 As the property downturn deepens in Sydney and Melbourne, investors are turning their attention to once-ignored regional markets, with one town standing out among the pack of top performers. No…

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Property price falls trigger buyer’s remorse, but long-term perspective is needed

Isabelle Lane| The New Daily|4 December 2018 A survey of 1500 current and prospective home buyers by home loan lender ME found home owners who bought their properties in the past year were significantly more worried about the…

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Capital city land price boom continues

Pete Wargent BlogSpot\ 23 October 2018 http://petewargent.blogspot.com/2018/10/land-price-boom-continues.html Land prices up another 16 per cent Property transaction volumes have been crippled in recent months. But one key dynamic has not changed. The capital cities continue to…

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First home buyers at highest level in 8 years

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 26 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/first-home-buyers-at-highest-level-in-8-years-256609.aspx Lending to first home buyers has grown by 74% in Sydney in the last year, according to a report released this week. QBE’s Australian Housing Outlook 2018-2021…

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Property Experts Slam 60 Minutes Housing Crash Scaremongering

Isabelle Lane| The New Daily| 17 September https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2018/09/17/housing-crash-60-minutes/ A television report alleging Australian home prices could crash by as much as 40 per cent in the next year has been slammed by property experts. Titled “Bricks and Slaughter”, the 60 Minutes…

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Migrants are still buying into the dream of home ownership, but it’s becoming more elusive

Brendan Coates| The Conversation| 24 July 2018 https://theconversation.com/migrants-are-still-buying-into-the-dream-of-home-ownership-but-its-becoming-more-elusive-100246 Recent Australian migrants are buying into the Great Australian Dream of home ownership. But rates of home ownership among recent migrants are falling, as they are among…

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Thousands of Australians forced into rental stress: report highlights income disparity

Melissa Heagney| Domain| 21 August 2018 https://www.domain.com.au/news/thousands-of-australians-forced-into-rental-stress-report-highlights-income-disparity-20180821-h147ad-759186/ Renters living in the inner-suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane are spending nearly half of their wages on rent – so much that renting is becoming as unaffordable as buying, according…

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