The Upside To Buying In A Down Market

  Written by Peter O’Malley Author of Inside Real Estate Property prices across many parts of Australia are falling, of that there is now little doubt. The prevailing sentiment would have you believe that falling prices are terrible for all… [Read More]


  What is the Red Shield Appeal? The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army’s signature fundraising drive which helps fund our vast network of social and community services. The Red Shield Appeal began in 1965 and is promoted under… [Read More]

The Toughest Offer to Accept

Contrary to what you may think, the toughest offer to accept is not the offer below your desired price. The hardest offer to accept (albeit begrudgingly) is the offer that is less than what you have previously rejected. In the past 5 years, selling has been… [Read More]

Terry’s View

One of the lead articles in this edition of Newslink highlights the growing cost of residential land, despite the reality that typical home sites keep getting smaller. This should be a central feature of the ongoing discussion about housing affordability…. [Read More]

Andrew Griffiths

Rates on I/O Loans To Fall

Owner-occupiers are filling the gap left by investors in the property market and house prices on the eastern seaboard will continue to rise, says Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell. Despite a slowdown in investor lending, residential loan approvals remain… [Read More]

Vacancy Rates Fall In Most Cities

Rental vacancy rates fell across most capitals in July, indicating strong competition among tenants for available homes is likely to keep upward pressure on rents. Vacancy rates for units in Melbourne have fallen from 2.5% in July 2016 to 1.7%,… [Read More]


Policy options now set by postcode By Peter OMalley, Author of Inside Real Estate The Federal budget always seems to throw up plenty to discuss. The media understandably pounce on the headline elements of the budget. Sometimes budget measures which… [Read More]

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]

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