What does 2020 have in store for the property market: Expert predictions
2020 is set to be a positive year for the Australian property market, which will be a relief to home-owners and investors alike after a tough 2019. With the uncertainty of the election behind us and last year’s three RBA rate cuts finally flowing through to the market, we can expect a spike in value for Sydney and Melbourne, while most other cities will enjoy 3-5% growth.
Expert opinion: First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, who will it actually help?
The federal government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is due to start in January 2020, but what do we actually know about it?
Home loan 101: Do personal loans hurt or help home buyers?
For many Australians, buying a house is no easy feat. And with Uber Eats, Afterpay and Netflix all making headlines over the past year for potentially hurting our chances of securing a home loan, it seems like just about every little indulgence in the book could sink our dreams of owning a home.
What will go up (and down): Expert predictions for Spring property season
As we head into the busiest time of the year for property, Spring, there are many recent and upcoming changes that could set up the next three months for success for buyers.
7 cheap and easy ways to increase the value of your property
Whether you’re upgrading or downsizing, there’s no denying the stress that comes with selling and moving house. And if there’s one thing on the mind of sellers, it’s the uncertainty that comes with not knowing how much your home will sell for.
Expert tips for home buyers taking advantage of the market
Whether you’re an investor or an owner occupier looking to take out a home loan and purchase your first or next property, the skies are finally clearing up.
Expert opinion: Do we need a Royal Commission into residential building?
The Builders Collective of Australia has called for a Royal Commission into the residential construction industry in Australia - and considering the news about the Mascot Towers apartment building recently, there’s no surprise.
Expert predictions for the autumn property market
Going into autumn, the question on everyone’s mind is how the Banking Royal Commission will affect home loans and Australians’ ability to borrow enough to get a foot on the property ladder.
Should I buy a house or unit? The pros and cons of apartment living
For many Aussies, the image of a ‘typical’ Australian home might be a brick house in the suburbs or an old weatherboard by the beach.
Summer property tips from an expert
Doesn't time fly, seems like only yesterday that we started breaking out hay fever meds and dodging magpies, and now spring is almost over. If the spring property season didn’t deliver you the mansion/house/yurt of your dreams and you’re looking to continue the search in the summertime, keep in mind these tips to snatch up a great deal on a property as the mercury continues to rise.