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More renters priced out of Melbourne due to extreme affordability issues: report

Melbourne businesses may need to subsidise rents for hospitality workers as rental affordability in the inner city rises further out of reach, …

[Podcast] The 8 Golden Rules of Successful Investing - part 2

<b>There are only 8 rules to successful investing according to Stuart Wemyss, my guest on this week’s show.</b><p>According to Stuart, investing is as easy as …

4 things to look for when buying a strata property

<b>Here’s a startling, but true, fact: In our three biggest capital cities, more apartments are built than houses.</b><p>In Sydney, it’s been that way for more …

State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack May 2018

<b>There’s no sugar coating it – our property markets are in a decline with property values falling around the country.</b><p>But it’s nowhere near as bad as …

Renovated Lavender Bay terrace has period charm with a modern twist

26 Arthur St, Lavender Bay.<p>If you love character homes but still want the comforts of modern living, this renovated Victorian terrace at Lavender Bay …

Sydney’s rental affordability crisis is getting worse, new research shows

A typical Sydney house rents for over $540 per week.<p>CASHED strapped Sydney households are spending up to 94 per cent of their income on rent, new …

Australia's $1M property markets

In this month's edition of Your Investment Property magazine we take a look at the $1M property markets around Australia and Kevin catches up with …

Australian cities give states too much power over planning

Australia's largest cities are hobbled in their ability to develop as global economic centres because nobody is clearly in charge, a new report by …

Preliminary data shows upswing in clearance rates

The preliminary clearance rate across combined capital cities stood at 60.3% in the week ending 20 May as 2,089 homes were taken to auction, …

Sydney Housing Market Update [video] | May 2018

<b>Australia`s largest housing market, Sydney, has continued its slow melt, with dwelling values slipping 0.4% lower over the month to be down 4.3%</b> …

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update

<b>There were 2,089 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week, returning a preliminary auction clearance rate of 60.3 per cent.</b><p>…

NAB turfs cash rate call, now sees RBA on hold for another full year

Disappointing economic data has seen one of the nation’s biggest economists this week steer sharply away from a previously upbeat forecast.<p>Less than …

Melbourne Housing Market Update [video] | May 2018

<b>In Melbourne, the market`s resilience to a downturn seems to be wearing off, with month on month declines gathering some momentum.</b><p>Core Logic has …

The parts of Sydney with the most development - and those with the least

This provocative analysis is rejected by NSW Planning Minister and member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts. But in a sign of the growing sensitivity of …

Australian clearance rates failed to bounce last week despite fewer properties going under the hammer

• <b>Australian housing clearance rates fell to the lowest level in over two years in early May.</b>• <b><br>Preliminary data from CoreLogic suggests they may have</b> …

First

<b>With the future looking bright for Westmead, entering Sydney’s property market has never looked better.</b><p>First-home buyers looking for properties that …

Media Releases

Joint media release with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission<p>ASIC and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have welcomed the new BBSW …

Rich Suburbs, Poor Suburbs. Where would you invest?

<b>Our segregated cities keep rich and poor as far apart as possible according to demographer Bernard Salt.</b><p>Writing in The Australian Salt examined the …

What happens at a Building and Pest Inspection?

<b>Being based in Queensland, the vast majority of our contracts have the luxury of including a building and pest inspection, typically being a 7-10 day</b> …

Melbourne way ahead of Sydney as ‘Airbnb hub’

<b>Have you ever stayed in an Airbnb?</b><p>Well…you are not alone.<p>Australians are increasingly choosing to stay in rented houses or rented serviced apartments …

Why we can’t just throw more regulation at the ethical issues raised by the banking royal commission

<b>While codes of conduct in banking may help, the tsunami of financial regulation over the past few decades has swept aside much of the sense of</b> …

Melbourne 'a buyer's market' as parties prefer to negotiate instead of bid

The Melbourne auction clearance rate was stuck in the low 60 per cent range at the weekend for the third week in a row, prompting market watchers to …

Lending restrictions lead to a drop in Sydney's auction clearance rate

Properties in the inner west and the eastern suburbs were bright spots in an otherwise declining real estate market on the weekend as lending …

Watch out for debt says RBA deputy governor

During a keynote address at the CFO Forum held last week, RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle warned that Australians households have a relatively large …

These properties near CBDs cost less than $500,000

Finding homes in this price range is still tricky despite easing market conditions

The shocking statistics that show the huge gap in Australia's property market: Study reveals what $500,000 can buy you from city to city

It's no secret that the Australian property market's a tough nut to crack - particularly for those looking to buy within stone's throw of a CBD.<p>With …

Knowledge Management

Sydney councils now allowed to delay implementation of new housing code

In an effort to tackle overcrowding in Sydney suburbs, planning minister Anthony Roberts announced that all local councils can now be exempted from …

Australian expats take advantage of weakening prices

Australian expats are taking advantage of the weak market to buy local properties.<p>The falling value of the Australian dollar and dwindling property …

Perth Housing Market Update [video] | May 2018

<b>Perth dwelling values held firm in April, with both house and unit values remaining steady over the month.</b><p>Core Logic has released their newest …