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House prices could jump by 14% in 2020 according to SQM

Louis Christopher has recently stated that the housing market could jump considerably in the next calendar year. In his latest report Housing Boom and Bust Report 2020 he anticipates that if factors align things could be very good for investors. The market looks set to grow, “following on from the surprise result of the Federal

Property Hotspots – Are they Useful in terms of Long Term Property Investment?

In the 6 years following 2010 investors and home owners in Sydney and Melbourne did extremely well with those markets doubling in value. Both Sydney and Melbourne came to grinding halts in mid 2017 and have been in decline since. For an investor in those markets who has made a killing it is very hard

2019 in Review and looking forward into 2020 – Continued increase in Property values!

As 2019 comes to a close, it is important to look back and review what has happened and changed within the property market as a whole, and reflect on how these changes are likely to impact the coming year. The continued low interest rates have resulted in a change in renting/owing percentages. This year has

RBA drops rates again – October 2019 Update

The RBA has dropped the cash rate again for the third time his year. The cash rate now sits a historic low of 0.75%. This is great news for property investors and those looking to get started in property investing. While not all banks have passed on the rate cut yet, a few have and

What are “boom” ingredients?

Given the historical low interest rates that we are having at the moment many people believe that the only ingredient to a boom in property prices is low interest rates. Hence, they are hoping that they go further down to create a stimulus. But low interest rates are not the only ingredients to a property

Interest rates Stay on Hold – September 2019 Update

Good news for property investors that rates have stayed on hold for another month. The next anticipated move will likely be downwards. The RBA remained on hold at a record low cash rate of 1% at its September board meeting as was anticipated. This followed 0.25% rate cuts in June and July. The Bank’s notes

A portfolio of 9,400 properties? Yes – If you are Harry Triguboff

Developer and billionaire Harry Triguboff has just clicked over 9,400 properties in his personal portfolio. Triguboff’s company “Meriton” is one of Australia’s largest residential developers. Triguboff himself likes to hold assets where possible rather than sell. This means he has amassed a massive portfolio. He has a very positive outlook on the current property market

Loan availability now much easier

Loans will now be much easier to get now that the assessment rate floor has been dropped across all banks. The rate has been dropped from 7.5 % down to as low as 5.3% with Macquarie bank. By dropping the floor rate it means that servicing for loans become much easier. Prior to the floor

RBA to cut rates to 0.75% in October and 0.5% in Feb

Westpac have now brought their anticipated drop in rates forward 0.25% in October 2019 and another 0.25% in Feb 2020. Their chief economist Bill Evans has cited the need for the RBA to stimulate the economy. Although unemployment remains low at 5%, the RBA would like to see that drop even further. He has said