The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up many factors affecting the Australian property market. The cash rate is currently its lowest ever point at 0.25% as of the 14th of September 2020.  Many government cash benefit programs such as the First Home Buyers Assistance scheme have been implemented. Factors such as these have generally reduced interest rates across…

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You’ve found the perfect house. Or maybe you’re wanting to purchase an investment property, but you’re not sure how to go about it. You know that you’ll need to get a loan. How hard can it be? When you’re buying a property, you’re playing with big numbers. That can be scary. It’s not just your…

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Following the recent downturn, we’ve all been closely monitoring the property market for signs of recovery. While the end of 2019 delivered better than expected metrics, it’s been difficult to predict how long it might take for the housing market to start bouncing back. Newly released research from QBE seems to indicate that might happen…

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2019 has been quite the year for property investors, characterised for many by ongoing uncertainty. Starting the year in the grips of a major downturn, the outlook wasn’t good for landlords looking to capitalise on their investment properties. With prices and property values on a downward trajectory early on, it was a case of hold,…

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get the backyard pool ready for action. While this heralds fun in the sun, it also requires property owners to be vigilant when it comes to pool safety. This is especially important if you’re renting out a property with a pool. As a property owner, you…

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  Spring is considered by most to be the best time of the year for selling property. While we’re getting to the end of spring right now, that doesn’t mean you should shelve your plans to sell just yet. Because it is possible to achieve a good price during summer too. Like spring, summer weather…

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2019 has an interesting year for the property market. The ongoing effects of the market downturn have weakened prices and dampened confidence. However, several factors, including historic low interest rates, improved sentiment and subtle signs of recovery, indicate improvement could be on the horizon. To get a clearer picture of what’s really going on, it’s…

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A welcome spring surprise has provided property vendors with some pre-Christmas cheer as auction clearance rates edge higher. Good weather and great value have encouraged active buyers into the market. October’s last weekend of property auctions provided good news, with capital city auction clearance rates lifting, and many other parts of Australia, such as Brisbane…

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