Is it time to sell or buy with the property market turning around?

Is it time to sell or buy with the property market turning around?

The property market has been turning around as of the second half of the year. Overall dwelling values in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart have all had increases for three successive months in a row, whereas Brisbane has had increases for two successive months in a row. You might be wondering whether it’s a good timeRead More

The Number 1 Mistake People Make When Buying in their SMSF

The Number 1 Mistake People Make When Buying in their SMSF

Are you considering buying a property in your Self Managed Superannuation Fund? It has become more and more popular over the last decade as people opt to take control of their financial future. I must firstly state that if you are considering exactly this, it is important to get advice from an appropriately licenced advisorRead More

Renting on the rise in Australia

Renting on the rise in Australia

With soaring property prices making home ownership impossible for more and more young Australians, the proportion of renters looks like it’s on the rise. When comparing home ownership rates for those aged 25-34 years, ABS data reveals that the number continues to decline. In 1961, it was 60%, before dropping to 47% in 2011 andRead More

Units are at least 5 times more expensive than houses per square metre

Units are at least 5 times more expensive than houses per square metre

In most places around Australia, medium-density and high-density living have been on the rise. The popularity of units has been rising. In the last 25 years, the number of new units being built has increased by 75%. Unsurprisingly, around 85% of people living in units are within capital city regions, most of which are betweenRead More

Which states are expected to grow within the next six months?

Which states are expected to grow within the next six months?

Market expectations have been falling across all states in Australia. However, sentiment remains positive in some states in particular. From January to March, 4,156 Australian vendors were surveyed with results split up into NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA. These results are based on the OpenAgent Consumer Sentiment Index, a proprietary index system that measuresRead More

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