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New survey: Record low rates and FOMO key drivers of buyer surge

By | 2021-04-22T09:42:49+00:00 April 22nd, 2021|News|

Record low interest rates and a fear of missing out as house prices accelerate sharply are driving Australians to buy property in a booming market. Realestate.com.au’s latest Property Seeker report, which involved an online survey of 6700 Australians in December 2020, showed market conditions led by low rates and government incentives are now the key driver of the unprecedented buyer

Biggest lift in Australia’s household wealth in 11 years

By | 2021-03-30T09:20:14+00:00 March 30th, 2021|News|

Are you feeling rich? Maybe you should be as not only did household wealth hit record highs at the end of 2021, the lift in wealth in the quarter was the biggest recorded in 11 years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), household wealth skyrocketed by $501 billion in the last three months

Qld property market shines in new report

By | 2021-03-30T09:17:32+00:00 March 30th, 2021|News|

  The latest Queensland Market Monitor from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland revealed that almost every region saw property prices rise by more than 6 per cent over the December 2020 quarter. According to REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella, the increase in values across the state, which has continued into 2021, comes off the back of record-low

The ‘stars are aligned’ for first-time property investors

By | 2021-02-17T10:26:24+00:00 February 17th, 2021|News|

With rents rising and vacancy rates dropping, the stars are aligning for property buyers, an expert has said. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has signalled that record-low interest rates are set to remain until 2024 at the earliest, bringing the cost of borrowing down to half of what it was at the same time

Australia’s biggest bank believes our property markets are on the cusp of a boom

By | 2021-02-17T10:22:36+00:00 February 17th, 2021|News|

Australia’s biggest bank – the CBA – has just upgraded its housing market forecast, joining the long line of economists that have done a 180° about-face. CBA economists think Australia’s housing market is “on the cusp of a boom”, saying that surging momentum in the property market and leading indicators pointed to strong price rises.

Post-COVID living: How WFH has changed what buyers want in a home

By | 2021-01-21T13:49:54+00:00 January 21st, 2021|News|

Anyone who has juggled working from home, home schooling and family meal time in the same space during COVID-19 knows firsthand how the pandemic has changed what Australians need in their home. While people are generally seeking more space and flexibility in their homes, the pandemic-enforced shift to working from home is having the biggest

A good time to buy property? A record high number of Aussie’s think so

By | 2021-01-21T13:50:54+00:00 January 21st, 2021|News|

A record two thirds of Australians say now is a good time to buy property, according to the latest research from comparison website Finder. Having surveyed over 20,000 respondents in their Consumer Sentiment Tracker nationally, 67 per cent believe now is a good time to buy, an all-time high since Finder began tracking the stat in May 2019. It was 42

Housing finance stats shows rebound in Qld

By | 2020-11-18T15:00:46+00:00 November 18th, 2020|News|

Trends in housing finance show the continued rise of owner occupiers and first home buyers, led by Queensland The volume of finance secured for the purchase of property experienced a strong rebound in the September quarter, following the initial shock to demand for housing in the first two months of the June quarter. The latest ABS

Investors gear up for Christmas portfolio expansion

By | 2020-10-28T11:07:18+00:00 October 28th, 2020|News|

With just over two months to go, investors are ramping up their investment strategy as a way to take advantage of low rates and falling house prices before the festive season, according to an expert in the space. According to Stephanie Davies, investment director at Wealthi, investors are looking to capitalise on the “Christmas rush”.