Our housing markets have turned the corner

The housing sector looks to be turning a corner according to the latest research bulletin by the ANZ Bank. After falling since April, national house prices were flat in October and look set to rise over coming months according to ANZ Senior Economist Felicity Emmett. The strength is largely being driven by owner-occupiers, with low […]

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Strength in regional rental markets offset decline in capital city rents as national rental decline eases over September quarter

The decline in national rental values eased over the September quarter, down -0.2% from -0.5% over the June quarter. The improvement in the rate of decline of the broad figures can be attributed to a rise in regional market rents. Regional dwelling rental rates rose by 1.2% over the third quarter of 2020, after a […]

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3 Signs that shape as a Turning Point for our Property Markets

Have you been waiting for a sign to enter the property market? I speak with many investors who want the waters to be “just right” before they dive in. I understand their reasoning and it is probably even more understandable given the year we have had! But, I believe the right time is when you […]

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How investor mindset moves the markets

If they’re armed with all the research available in today’s information age, why can’t economists agree on where are our property markets are heading? In fact a better question would be – why do so many get it wrong? The simple answer is that market movements are far from an exact science. The fundamentals are […]

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Here’s how the rental markets around Australia have been affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented shock to the rental housing market, reducing demand for rental properties at the same time as supply has increased. Households most affected by the economic impact are more likely to be renters, and border closures have reduced international arrivals. The number of vacant rental properties has increased as new […]

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The Top 5 Factors that Drive our Property Markets

Would you like to understand the key factors that drive our property markets? These key drivers can be critical when selecting the right asset to fast track your wealth creation journey. Considering the current environment, I would argue, it is even more important now than ever, as we head into an environment of low economic […]

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This is a critical, but little known indicator of the status of our housing markets

How are our property markets doing? With so many indicators regularly mentioned in the media – which should you rely on? Firstly, it’s worth understanding some statistics are lagging indicators – they tell you what has happened in the past. Others are leading indicators – they are a sign of what’s ahead. Here’s what I […]

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How important is timing the property markets?

Is it a bad time to get into property investment? Some experts are suggesting it’s a great time – a countercyclical opportunity to take advantage of the next stage of the property cycle, while other property pessimists are suggesting the fallout from Coronavirus will decimate our markets. Of course no one wants to buy a […]

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How will the recession really affect our property markets?

If you are like most people Australians chances are you would be reading headlines like: “Property market in a freefall”, “The death of the property investing”, etc etc. It all started since Coronavirus entered into the public’s lexicon and now with all the talk of recession. I wouldn’t blame you if you were starting to […]

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How do housing markets recover from an economic shock? These were the top performing suburbs

How do housing markets recover from an economic shock? Analysing housing data three years post-GFC may provide some clues In fact new research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and CoreLogic  identified the best performing capital city and regional locations three years after the Global Financial Crisis. This research found that capital city […]

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