Category Archives: Real Estate News

First home buyer numbers are up across the country – but will it last?

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 11th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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First home buyers have been leading the property charge across the country, looking to take advantage of low interest rates and lower house prices. However, with property process rising and investors scrambling to get back into the market, there’s a chance that this first home buyer activity won’t last. According to ABS housing finance data […]

Sydney property prices continue to move

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 6th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Sydney property prices have gone up again, with the latest figures from CoreLogic showing a 1.7 per cent rise for the month of October. CoreLogic’s October Hedonic Home Value Index has recorded a quarterly price rise of 5 per cent in the Harbour City, bringing the median to $817,886. What’s happening across the country? Nationally, […]

Should you buy before the property market gets too hot?

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 28th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Sydney property prices are rapidly bouncing back and many buyers are concerned that if they don’t buy now they’ll pay a high price for it later. FOMO or the ‘fear of missing out’ is very real in the Sydney property market at present, which may come as a surprise considering the city has just come […]

How Western Sydney investors are improving rental returns

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 16th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Rental yields have been weak across most of Sydney, but some investors have found a way to boost their returns. According to the latest Herron Todd White (HTW) residential report, a number of investors are turning to the humble granny flat to maximise their rental yield. Rental yields have been falling over the past decade. […]

Sydney property prices are bouncing back

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 9th, 2019 in Real Estate News | 2 Comments
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Time may have run out for those hoping to bag a Sydney property bargain during the downturn, with new data showing there has been a strong market recovery. CoreLogic’s Hedonic Home Value Index for September reported the largest monthly gains since March 2017, led by a solid rebound in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets where […]

How low can interest rates go? (and how to make the most of them)

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 7th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Interest rates are down yet again, this time to an all-new low of just 0.75 per cent. This is the third time this year the Reserve Bank has cut the official cash rate and there are predictions that they’re not done slashing it quite yet. Most economists think there is at least one more rate […]

Homeowners are spending their renovation dollars in the kitchen

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 30th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Property trends may change over time but it seems that the kitchen remains the heart and hub of the home, with many homeowners choosing to concentrate their renovation efforts here. According to the annual Houzz and Home Australia survey the kitchen is without doubt the most popular room in the house to renovate, with 26 […]

An October rate cut is on the cards

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 23rd, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Just when you thought that interest rates couldn’t get any lower comes news that there’s a good chance that they could be cut again at the RBA’s next meeting in October. The RBA has already decided to cut the official cash rate twice this year, first in June and then in July, to the current […]

Lenders crackdown on Bank of Mum and Dad

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 16th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Those hoping to break into the property market with the help of the Bank of Mum and Dad may now face a harder time, with a number of lenders introducing strict new guidelines covering guarantors of home loans. The guidelines come as a response to the new Banking Code of Practice that was introduced in […]

Is the property market really in recovery mode?

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 2nd, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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The Australian property market has just been through one of the biggest pricing slumps we have seen in decades, but despite some positive signs that the market is turning, can we be sure that the downturn is truly over? Or is it still too early to tell? Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne have gone up […]

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