Price Growth Better Than Expected, NAB says

House prices will rise a faster-than-expected 5.1 per cent this year, due to stronger growth in Melbourne and Sydney, the National Australia Bank’s second quarter Residential Property Survey says.

Price growth has picked up … more »

RBA Rate at 1% Tipped by Macquarie

The official cash rate is likely to fall to 1% or lower, as a lack of fiscal policy from the government places the onus on lifting demand on a weaker currency and the Reserve Bank, … more »

Real Estate Seen as Safe Bet

Most Australians continue to see real estate to be a safe place to invest. According to Mortgage Choice’s 2016 Money Survey, only a third of Australians believe global economic upheaval … more »

Prices Grow in All Market Sectors

Australia’s combined capital city home values rose 6.4% over the past 12 months, according to CoreLogic RP Data research analyst Cameron Kusher.
Kusher says the most affordable suburbs recorded annual value … more »

City Land Prices Rise Strongly

Land prices continued to rise throughout 2015, according to the Housing Industry Association’s Land Report for the December 2015 Quarter. The national median lot price rose 5.2% in the December Quarter … more »

Is negative gearing on the way out?

by Paul Thornhill
29 Apr 2014

In the lead up to the federal budget, word has leaked out that the government is considering limiting … more »

Government Will Retain Gearing Benefits

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison have confirmed that tax offsets … more »

Brisbane Named Top Investment Location

Brisbane continues to be Australia’s No.1 residential property investment location, according to the latest Property Investor Market Update from Performance Property Advisory (PPA)…. more »

Official Interest Rate On Hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official cash rate – 2% – on hold for the ninth consecutive month. Mortgage Choice chief executive officer John Flavell says the … more »

Share Volatility Good For Property

Real estate markets can expect to grow in 2016, says  Raine & Horne chairman Angus Raine, because the falling share market is driving investors towards the safety and higher yields … more »