Category Archive for "Home buying & selling"

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Will the stock market volatility cause house prices to fall?

How will the current volatility in the stock market cause our property markets to crash? You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard that the global stock markets have recently experienced some of their biggest falls...
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Get into the property market at 23

How does a 23 year old get into the property market?

If you believed all of the media headlines, young people across the whole of Australia will never own property. According to media reports, housing affordability is the worst it’s ever been, so us “youngsters” should just give up and stay...
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First Time Buyer Are Back

First-time buyers back in the game

A year ago, many first-time property buyers were stuck on the sidelines mainly because of strong market conditions in Sydney and Melbourne. Not only did they have to glumly watch as prices rose faster than they could save a deposit,...
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Townhouses become more popular in Melbourne

Are townhouses becoming more popular than houses in Melbourne?

Part of Melbourne’s property landscape – and identity – has always been its iconic terrace houses. Built mainly in the 19th Century, they remain some of the most desirable properties in the inner-city with most ripe for renovation – if...
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Property Boom in 2018

2018 is going to be a boom year

I predict that 2018 is going to be a boom year! But before you start wondering what I’m “on”, let me explain… I believe this is going to be a boom year for fright! The media is at it again...
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renovating for profit

Renovating your property for profit

If an alien landed in Australia, it might think that we’re a nation of renovators. Not only do we have a plethora of TV shows about renovating for profit, but there is an army of amateurs who spend their weekends becoming...
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Rentvesting

What you need to know about rentvesting

The “A-word” is in the headlines a lot lately isn’t it? When we say that, of course, we mean affordability. Would-be homeowners in Sydney and Melbourne are finding it increasingly difficult to get a foothold in the market. The great...
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Have APRA lending restrictions made it harder to get a home loan?

It’s no big secret that more and more Australians are exploring how real estate finance and investments can improve their financial situation. Developing an investment strategy which involves buying quality investment properties is one way that they can create wealth...
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Our guide to lowering the deposit on your first home

One of the most common questions first home buyers ask is, “Can you buy a house with no deposit?” The thing is the answer to that question is not simple because the answer is “yes” but kind of “no” as...
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12 Brisbane suburbs the banks don’t like

Another bank has black listed a range of Brisbane suburbs where they have tightened their lending criteria for apartment buyers.  Recently Citi advised brokers of 12 suburbs in Queensland where borrowers would face tougher hurdles to get a mortgage, and have...
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