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Understanding First Home Buyer Assistance

By | 2019-10-30T12:30:55+00:00 October 30th, 2019|News|

Are you getting confused with all the different first home buyer assistance schemes out there? We have put together a list for you to make it easier: New! Australian First Home Loan Deposit Scheme From 1 January 2020, eligible Australian first home buyers with a 5% deposit can get home loans without lenders mortgage insurance

What Does the ‘Great Australian Dream’ Look Like Now?

By | 2019-10-24T11:51:14+00:00 October 24th, 2019|News|

As housing affordability continues its downward trajectory, pricing many the Australians out of residential markets, the question remains: Is the traditional “great Australian dream” of home ownership still what today’s demographic strive for? While lifestyle and population has significantly changed over the last two decades, housing requirements have also shifted dramatically. In Melbourne, voted the

Discover Nudgee Square: 3-bedroom townhomes with a shared pool from $445,000

By | 2019-11-04T10:31:42+00:00 October 17th, 2019|News|

Discover Nudgee Square: 3-bedroom family homes with a shared pool from $445,000 Imagine finding a beautiful newly built 3-bedroom home, in a supreme location, complete with a shared pool and recreation area, for just $445,000. Nudgee Square offers a unique opportunity for buyers to enter the market at an affordable price-point and purchase a home that

ATO Typical Property Investor

By | 2019-09-27T11:20:53+00:00 September 27th, 2019|News|

Article Source: BMT Tax Depreciation, September 2019 The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently released their taxation statistics for FY 2016/17, providing insight into what a ‘typical’ residential property investor looks like. The ATO found 64 per cent of people who own investment properties have an income under $80,000 per year, despite the belief that most

Australia’s Top 10 Property Price Growth Areas

By | 2019-08-23T12:10:01+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|News|

Australia has many rising markets charted by an increasing number of house and unit sales. Market sentiment appears to be spurred on by the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to historic lows this year, APRA removing the 7 per cent interest rate buffer on mortgage lending, and negative gearing left unchanged. Following a period of decline in some markets, Hotspotting.com.au founder Terry Ryder

The typical household is worse off than ten years ago

By | 2019-08-23T11:46:22+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|News|

The official figures show things are fine, but Australia’s most comprehensive tracking survey finds the typical household is worse off than ten years ago Today’s release of the 17th wave of Australia’s Household, Income and Labour Dynamics Survey (HILDA) tells us that despite the official statistics, people are right if they feel they are going backwards. Funded

Stagnant Wage Growth Weighs on Living Standards

By | 2019-08-23T10:51:14+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|News|

Australia’s living standards have stagnated since the global financial crisis, with median household incomes remaining flat since 2019, according to a major national survey. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) report from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, which has been tracking 17,500 people across 9,500 households since 2001,

Why women dominate real estate purchase

By | 2019-08-23T10:41:17+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|News|

Exclusive research by Raine & Horne has found that almost three-quarters of click-throughs on homes advertised through their digital marketing tool, Amplify, are made by women. By comparison, just 28 per cent of click-throughs are made by men. “Women have long been recognised as the important decision-maker when it comes to selecting a home,” said

Loans Data Shows Buyers Active

By | 2019-08-23T10:44:20+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|News|

The latest lending figures released by the ABS confirm renewed confidence among home-buyers. Australians borrowed 2% more in June than they did in May. Financing issued to owner-occupiers rose 2.4% to $12.4 billion, while investment loans increased 0.5% to $4.37 billion. The figures do not include refinancing. "In June, we saw rises in new lending