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A declining Market? – July 2018

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New research suggests that property investors may hold onto an asset in a declining market for longer than they should out of fear of making a loss. Such a decision can be especially financially damaging for highly leveraged investors who bought at the peak of the market with the expectation that prices would keep rising. […]

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Interest Rates – June 2018

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Australian Market Update A senior Australian economist has offered up a number of compelling reasons why interest rates won’t increase until 2020. AMP Capital chief economist Dr Shane Oliver noted that theReserve Bank of Australiahas left rates on hold for 21 months already and predicted it would be another 19 months before it would increase […]

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First Home Buyers – May 2018

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AUSTRALIAN MARKET UPDATE Moves by some states and the federal government to offer buyers cash incentives  towards their first home may actually be throwing fuel on the housing affordability fire. Public policy think tank, The Grattan Institute, has concluded that policies to help first-home buyers and improve housing affordability may actually be making the housing […]

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Affordability – April 2018

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Australian Market Update: Property prices in many state capitals now rank among some of the world’s priciest, with Australia’s five biggest cities named as ‘severely unaffordable’, according to Demographia, an international housing affordability think tank. In its 2017 annual report, the group ranked Sydney the world’s second least affordable city, with house prices almost 13 […]

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Balanced Market – December 2017

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The Australian Scene: As the year draws to a close it certainly appears that the property boom that much of Australia had still been riding until earlier this year has come to an end, which while negative for many, spells positive news on the housing affordability front. The upshot is likely to be a more […]

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