Could Build-To-Rent Properties Be The Answer To Australia’s Current Housing Affordability Crisis?

Drawing on their experience from overseas, a new report from Ernst & Young proposes building homes, generally apartments, specifically for longer-term renters in another attempt to tackling the current housing affordability crisis, especially in the Sydney and Melbourne markets. The … Continue reading

Moody’s Downgrades The Big Four Banks – What Does This Mean For Property Investors?

The four major banks ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac’s credit ratings have been recently downgraded by Moody’s, a large US firm that advisor’s investors, due to perceived risks in the Australian housing market. Moody’s has cut all four major Australian … Continue reading

Sydney And Melbourne Property Prices Rise By 14.4 Per Cent And 13.4 Per Cent Respectively, In The Year To March 2017.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently reported that in the year to March, the weighted average of the eight capital cities residential property prices increased on average by 10.2 percent. The big movers were the Sydney and Melbourne markets up … Continue reading

Victoria Announced As The Most Popular State For Domestic And International Migration.

Melbourne is enticing people to move south with a wealth of job opportunities combined with a lower cost of housing compared to its northern neighbour, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal. And this trend is set to continue … Continue reading

Property Investing Opinions And Advice: Everyone Has One But Who Is Right To Listen To?

Over the course of a week or even the same day reading property investing commentary and expert advice you will find that some of the advice is positive and that it’s a good time to invest in property but in … Continue reading

NSW Premier Announces New Housing Affordability Package

Last Thursday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced new housing affordability reforms from July 1 that include more than $1 billion in expanded stamp duty concessions and measures for first time home buyers. “I want to ensure that owning a home … Continue reading

Is The China Property Pricing Bubble Causing A Secondary Sydney And Melbourne Pricing Bubble?

It may or may not surprise you to learn that Sydney and Melbourne apartment prices are relatively ‘cheap’ compared with the median apartment prices in the major Chinese cities like Shanghai, where a two-bedroom apartment is around $900,000, which is … Continue reading

Is Your NSW Backyard A Potential Granny Flat Goldmine?

The humble granny flat is definitely undergoing a resurgence thanks to latest data from Flatmates.com.au. Private granny flat listings as a rental property increased by 16 per cent in 2016, while searches for granny flats jumped a whopping 84 per … Continue reading

Federal Budget Property Update | Gold Coast Property Boom | Brisbane Gets More Affordable | Melbourne’s Record Median Price | Central Coast Property

There has been a lot of discussion about housing affordability in the news lately and in the Federal Budget as Sydney and Melbourne hit record price highs. Whereas Brisbane’s affordability slightly improved this past quarter and is set to benefit … Continue reading

Gold Coast Property Prices Set To Grow As We Count Down To Commonwealth Games

New industry analysis suggests Gold Coast property prices will continue to grow for the next few years, well after the athletes have left the village next April. The recently released PRDnationwide Commonwealth Games Residential Property Impact Report 2018 suggests the … Continue reading