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Is the spring sales surge handy for investors? Or a headache?

Australia’s momentous start to the 2023 spring selling season has seen listings increase as if we’re beginning to see the shoots of a balanced property market sprouting. “With this spring shaping up to be busier than last, supply and demand dynamics are likely to continue rebalancing in the coming months,” explained Eleanor Creagh, PropTrack senior […]

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Essential housing package forms cornerstone of NSW budget

Ahead of the Labor government’s state budget today (19 September), the NSW government has announced a new program targeting social and affordable housing. The NSW government’s $224 million Essential Housing Package has been labelled as the first step of the lengthy project to rebuild the state’s social and affordable housing system, with this initial investment […]

Finance
Finance

Great Australian dream ‘alive and well’: Mortgage Choice

The majority of Australians believe that property is still a good investment despite current economic conditions, the aggregator’s survey has found. The survey, commissioned by aggregator Mortgage Choice and conducted by Honeycomb Strategy, found that 83 per cent of Australians believe that property is still a sound investment in spite of rising interest rates, lack […]

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Hunting affordable investing? 5 suburbs to zero in on

With Australian property values rising once more, one buyer’s agency has done the hard yards and located five areas that scream affordability. National buyer’s agency, Adviseable, identified a handful of Australian suburbs where house prices are below $550,000 primed for investors to enter. Kate Hill, Adviseable property buyer, said recently rising home values made it […]

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Average home loan requires nearly 50% of Aussies’ income: Report

Both housing and rental affordability continued to worsen across Australia throughout the June quarter, according to new data from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). According to the REIA’s Housing Affordability Report (HAR), it costs the average Australian making the median income almost half (46.9 per cent) of their earnings to maintain average loan repayments. The […]

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5 suburbs where sales volumes are through the roof on SPI’s Fast 50

In a year where consumer confidence dipped under the weight of rising rates and cost-of-living pressures, these five suburbs managed to experience more sales than any other FAST 50 suburbs. Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report, which launched in May, combined the collective expertise of a 14-strong investment expert panel and recent housing performance drawn from open-source data to […]

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Finance

Refinancing opportunities for investors: Taking advantage of lower assessment rates

In recent times, there have been significant shifts in the lending landscape, especially for investors looking to refinance their loans. These changes have opened up new opportunities for investors to reduce their repayments and lower the cost of their debts. With banks becoming more flexible and offering better terms, investors can now take advantage of […]