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RBA Rate Decision – November 2016

On this Melbourne Cup Day, Governor Lowe and his Board met, and they've kept interest rates on hold. It is an interesting time in our economy at the moment because the RBA is wrestling with one big problem and that is the growing amount of household debt. We are starting to see the household debt to GDP ratio increasing, and that is concerning. Wha...

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How to spot oversupplied and undersupplied markets?

You've heard us discussing the different cycles in a property market before and we've emphasised that it is crucial that you don't but in an area where it is oversupplied. But what do we mean by oversupplied and undersupplied markets and how do you what condition is the market in? This time on the February 2016 Issue of Your Investment Property ...

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The Great Population Growth Myth

We have previously discussed if future population growth has meaning for some property investment locations. Does this mean population growth has a direct impact on property values? Well, if you think so, you should probably give this article a read. In the May 2015 issue of YIP Magazine, our Research Director, Jeremy Sheppard writes about why p...

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Which is the best state to invest in?

As a property investment analyst and qualified property investment advisor, I'm often asked which is the best state to buy property in. But that's not necessarily the best question. There are over 9.4 million dwellings across Australia and those numbers increase around 130- 160,000 new dwellings every year. So on average, every week there's over tw...

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Typically over winter, prospective sellers brace themselves for a spring sale and hold their property back from the market until spring starts up. For a buyer, this can feel as though the property supply in winter is very slow and available houses to inspect are limited. All of a sudden, September and October hit and there are multiple suitable pro...

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Investors – Start your engines…

There is always a positive to any negative.  Talk of a housing market bubble, higher interest rates, softening demand for property, worsening affordability and value decreases are all playing on the psychology of those looking to get into the property market. It is fair to report that in most markets across the capitals that we are certainly in...

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