Landlord Inspection Trips Disallowed

Rental property owners will no longer be able to tack a holiday onto a visit to “inspect” their investment property under new draft legislation. The new bill will abolish travel-related expense claims that have seen holidays to places like the… [Read More]

No Housing Bubble, says HSBC

Australia’s housing market is not in a bubble, says HSBC chief economist for Australia and New Zealand, Paul Bloxham. House price rises in Sydney and Melbourne have been offset by softer performances in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and the regional areas… [Read More]

PLAYING AND WINNING THE PROPERTY GAME

In a game of poker, there are two types of players. Those that know the rules and those that can play the game. In the real estate market, there are three types of participants. Those that know the rules, those… [Read More]

Super Saver Offers Leg-up

A boost for younger Australians seeking to buy a home will apply from July 1. For those who have previously struggled to save a deposit, the Federal Budget might just get them over the line. The First Home Super Saver… [Read More]

The Deception of Auction

The real estate world is full of deception. The Auction results as reported by the media is just one example. Over recent weeks we have seen a well-known reporter of results record some interesting figures. They reported that only 3… [Read More]

Terry’s View

Next time you read about Australia’s so-called debt crisis, consider this: ABS data shows that household net worth across Australia is $9.4 trillion. This comprises $11.7 trillion in assets, minus $2.3 trillion in liabilities. That amounts to a huge level… [Read More]

More Banks Lift Mortgage Rates

Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and St George have joined NAB and Westpac in another out-of-cycle increase in mortgage rates for investment and owner-occupier loans. ANZ has lifted investor home loans for existing customers by 25 basis points to 6.85%, while existing… [Read More]

HOW TO FACE YOUR PROPERTY FEARS HEAD ON

Real estate cycles come and go, but one fact always remains true – there is no exact science to property investing. As much as we would like to believe we can control every part of the process, the reality is… [Read More]

Houses Not Over-priced say Banks

The chief executives of National Australia Bank, Westpac and Commonwealth Bank say that while they are worried about elements of the housing market, prices aren’t over-inflated. Westpac’s Brian Hartzer says a bubble isn’t occurring in Sydney or Melbourne, where house… [Read More]

Managing the Sale

BY PETER O’MALLEY – Author of Real Estate Uncovered During the sales campaign of your property, the agent will more than likely have to make some recommendations. Whether these recommendations relate to the marketing, the price or whether to accept… [Read More]

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