House hunting can be an emotionally and physically draining. So what’s the secret to keeping your cool and coming out on top?
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) continues to hold the cash rate at 1.5 percent as the inflation rate remains within its target range of around 2 per cent and while business conditions continue to improve.
In March 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced new measures around residential mortgage lending in order to curb investor borrowing.” These industry-wide regulatory changes apply to all lenders in the industry and potentially all property investment loans.
Despite predictions of a slowdown in the growth of Australian property prices in 2017, the double-digit percentage increase in market values over the last year shows no real signs of easing.
No one said buying property was a piece of cake. But what if we look at the property market through a different lens and take a step back from all the market changes, confusion and complexities? With a fresh perspective, we might see things a little more clearly, so in this article we ask, in the future, what property decisions would our kids wish we had made?
South Australia has moved on from a state renowned for sheep, wheat and wine, to one that has become a lucrative environment for property investment.
We reveal the most affordable suburbs across Australia within an hour’s travel distance to the CBD.
Australians have a reputation as big spenders when it comes to holidays, so it’s no surprise that a quarter of us would love to own a holiday home. But before you sign up for a second mortgage, it’s worth considering what’s really involved if you’re looking for a financial return and not just some great holiday photos.
If you are a first time buyer, the language of property and finance can be daunting. We debunk the jargon of some of the commonly used terms you’re likely to hear during the home loan process that may be helpful as you navigate the maze of property investment.
Finding your dream home isn’t always easy. There’s no doubt it can be time consuming and sometimes a little exhausting, and that’s why having help by your side could make all the difference. Should you use a buyer’s agent to help you along the way?