No need to worry about loan deferrals derailing a housing market

Interesting how the talk about us falling over the fiscal cliff in September has disappeared. But now some property pessimists are suggesting we have just kicked the can down the road and mortgage stress is going to hit hard next year. That’s because many banks have granted temporary relief to borrowers impacted by COVID-19, allowing them […]

Read More >>

The elephant in the property market & it’s about to make its presence felt

There’s an elephant that’s about to make its presence felt in the property market and it’s a huge potential game-changer. It won’t be deterred by rising unemployment, housing finance restrictions, buyer confidence or economic downturns. It has the power to radically alter housing prices and rents, and it’s about to be unleashed on our property […]

Read More >>

Want to know what will make me a better property investor in this difficult market?

I expect that the property market is going to pick up. And I expect that the Melbourne and Sydney property markets will go gangbusters. I have no idea when this will happen. Now just to make things clear…those aren’t contradictory statements. The first is an expectation, the other is the rejection of a forecast. And […]

Read More >>

Survival strategies in an uncertain property market

Anyone who began investing in property for the first time in the last five years could be forgiven for thinking that real estate is a sure bet. Particularly if you bought in Sydney and/or Melbourne before it truly took off, you may have become accustomed to booming property conditions. The reality of property investing is […]

Read More >>

Looks like we’ll have a 2-tiered property market

It seems as though there are always stories about the challenges of housing affordability in the media. And this seems to be dividing us into a nation of those who are property owners and those who believe property will always be unaffordable. During booming market conditions it was all about being priced out of the […]

Read More >>

Understanding the best performing capital city housing market amid COVID-19

Capital city dwelling values have been affected differently across Australia in the wake of the pandemic. As well as anecdotes of demand in regional lifestyle areas, the ACT dwelling market has been the clear ‘winner’ of the capital cities, increasing 1.3% in value between the end of March and the end of July. This came […]

Read More >>

Can you really buy your next property under market value?

In property investing circles it’s often said that you make the money on the deal when you buy. Most people think this means that if you buy a property “under market value”, then it’s considered that you made a profit on to the way into the deal, keeping you one step ahead of the game. Now […]

Read More >>

The impact of stamp duty discounts on the NSW housing market

On the 27th of July, the New South Wales government announced eligible first home buyers could access stamp duty exemptions on new home purchases worth up to $800,000. New home builds will also see stamp duty discounts available for purchases between $800,000 and $1 million, where the discount reduces with a higher purchasing price. The […]

Read More >>

Cash Flow Strategies Facing Major Problems in This Market

We could all do with more cash in our pockets, right? I mean, who would not want an extra $10,000 or $20,000 every year. While this may be beneficial, even after tax, ask yourself… would it change your life? I would highly doubt it, but I do feel it is the reason many investors chose […]

Read More >>

5 Australian Property Market Trends

You could be forgiven for worrying about the state of our property markets, especially if you listen to the regular media. It’s really hard to find some good news amongst all the bad news about rising Coronavirus cases in Sydney and Melbourne, a second round of lockdowns in Melbourne, rising unemployment and a recession we […]

Read More >>