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Low interest rates

What’s next for interest rates and our property market as we move through 2021?

Interest rates are at historic lows – the RBA cash rate remains unchanged at 0.1 per cent following its March 2021 meeting – but the hot topic that has the nation breathlessly watching every meeting is, ‘Will they go lower,...
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Will the Treasurer’s proposed changes to lending criteria save the Australian economy?

Australia’s economic recovery is inching forward, but a key reform designed to give it a shot in the arm – Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s legislation to overhaul responsible lending obligations and free up access to credit in order to get more...
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Property Market

Australia’s property market 2021

The national property market has proven itself to be remarkably resilient following an extraordinarily turbulent year – a statement that would have seemed ludicrous last March. Early in 2020, as the full scope of the pandemic bloomed, experts forecast that...
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Property Market

2020 – Our Property Markets Year in Review

For a year that has been as chaotic and uncharted as 2020, the impact on the property market has been remarkably muted.  In a general sense, the major capitals have fared surprisingly well, with markets that were doing well pre-pandemic,...
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Virus

Country or City – Where do people want to live after Coronavirus?

Australians have long sought after the “Tree Change” or “Sea Change” phenomenon where they take a lifestyle decision to move to either the country for the cleaner air, or the beach for the water and lifestyle that provides. Well it...
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2019 Review

2019 – The best and worst of market times

No one would argue that 2019 was a year of market ups and downs. In fact, those words probably should be the other way around, with markets in many locations less than rosy at the start of this year. I’ll...
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Market Forecasts

Housing Market Forecasts 2019-2022

The annual QBE Australian Housing Outlook for 2019-2022 has just been released and have shown some very interesting statistical data that should enable us to look at and invest with confidence in the coming year. This really is one of...
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Brisbane

Is it Brisbane’s time to shine?

You only need to spend a day driving around Brisbane to see that things are well and truly pumping in the Sunshine State’s capital. You’ve got the new Howard Smith Wharves precinct, the massive amounts of development and urban renewal...
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First Home Buyers Grant

Changes to QLD’s first home buyers grant: could you own your new home sooner?

First home owners grants have been around in most States and Territories for nearly two decades now, and are one of many other financial incentives put forward over the years to help first-time home buyers. The original First Home Owners...
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Sunshine Coast Growth

Is the Sunshine Coast growing too fast?

Popularity is a double-edged sword it seems. While there are plenty of reasons why the Sunshine Coast region is the growth darling north of Brisbane, there’s the threat more people calling the coast home will bring services and amenities to...
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