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Baby Boomer Downsizing Incentive Scheme – How You Can Cash In!

The federal government’s new ‘downsizer’ incentive came into effect on July 1 and experts expect more family homes will hit the market as a result. Haven’t heard about the changes? Read on to find out how you can potentially cash in on your family home. What is the scheme? The scheme allows homeowners over 65…

Your Essential 2018 End of Financial Year Checklist

The end of the financial year is just around the corner and it can be an especially busy time for investors. So, with that in mind, here are a number of issues that retirees and property investors must get in order to tackle this time of year. Superannuation     After the age of 60,…

The Latest Rental Market Stats – Vacancy Rates and Rental Prices

Across Australia the residential vacancy rate has remained unchanged at 2.1% in April 2018, with the number of vacancies sitting at 67,854 properties, according to data released by SQM Research this week. Take a look at how the capital cities have fared this year in comparison to the previous year;     Key findings: Nationally,…

GUEST POST: How to Save on Your Household Utility Bills

Buying or renting a house is expensive enough without the added cost of your household utility bill on top. While necessary, this extra financial burden can sometimes make the cost of home ownership seem beyond the scope of your budget. It’s not uncommon to get caught out when an unexpectedly expensive bill arrives in your…

A new Bond Option for Tenants!

Bond Dispute – No More! A new product on the market in Australia will give tenants the option to pay rental bonds in installments and protect their money from being mishandled. BondSure will enable tenants to apply online to have rental bonds up to $5,000 paid on their behalf by the company, to be repaid…

Property Types that Banks Think are too Risky!

Risky business – the types of properties banks get nervous about… Banks are being extremely fussy when it comes to lending money for a mortgage on what they consider risky properties. And if the banks are concerned about these types of properties so should you be – there’s no point trying to outsmart the lenders….

Air BnB – How is it Affecting Our Short Term Rental Market?

Is the AirBnB concept a money making machine, or a tenant and property management nightmare? Whichever way you look at it, it is a growing trend and a disruption to industry so let’s take a look at Australia’s Short Term Rental Report to learn more about the Short Term Rental (STR) trends across our three…

How is the Australian Rental Market Going? March 2018 Update.

The latest figures released by rent.com.au show how the Australian rental market is performing across our capital cities here in Australia, so let’s take a look! Highlights: Demand increases for Perth rental properties with the velocity of properties turning over quickly and prices beginning to stabilise and, in the case of apartments, starting to rise…

National Rental Market Update – How Did WA Go?

Housing Rents in most capital cities continue to rise (with Perth and Darwin bucking the trend), with falling vacancy rates indicating an ongoing shortage of rental properties — according to the March Domain.com.au Rental Report. Unit rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra over the March quarter, remaining at record levels despite the recent national apartment building…

NAB Residential Property Survey – Q3 2017

Sentiment rises and confidence lifts among property experts in Q3. NAB expects prices to slow in 2018-19, but not a severe adjustment. Australian housing market sentiment lifted over the third quarter of 2017, supported mainly by a large increase in the number of property experts reporting positive rental growth in the quarter and continued house…

CoreLogic – Monthly Housing Market Update

Released, 14th September 2017: Watch the latest Housing Market Update for Perth. The housing and economic data is derived from the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index for the month of September 2017. “This month we launched the new generation CoreLogic hedonic indices, which provide a further improvement on the market leading hedonic valuation model that CoreLogic…

Rental Market Update – How Does Perth Compare?

The latest market snapshot reveals that rental markets were mostly flat across all our capital cities over the September quarter with most rents remaining at the levels recorded over the previous June quarter. However, monthly vacancy rates remain tight overall, despite recent high levels of new residential construction. In a nutshell: Perth rents still falling…