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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

With investors backing out of the market, first home buyers are grabbing their chance.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

How do you tell the bottom of a property market?

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An investment property is an asset that you can insure for loss of income.

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22.8.14 Young people home

The savings on offer represent serious money.

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Here are three myths that need to be dispelled to help Australians make the most of property transactions.

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Investment risk and uncertainty in the real estate housing market

Don’t just follow the herd, do some thorough research before you buy a property.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

From tightened lending criteria to higher interest rates, property investors are feeling the pinch from disruption in the real estate industry. So should they adopt their own disruptor mentality?

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When it comes to property, it’s always important to evaluate the data behind all the hype and headlines.

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If you are a potential property investor, you might have noticed the banks have put the brakes on interest-only lending. So why are they doing this, and are interest-only loans still a viable option for property buyers?

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The new financial year heralds a time for change, and this may be particularly true for the Aussie real estate market this year.

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Let’s take a look at the main trends and what they mean for real estate.

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Images of residential properties in Sydney, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Property prices in the eight capitals shot up 4.1 per cent in the December quarter, official ABS data revealed, pushing the median valuation past $650,000 for the first time.
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In a nutshell, here is how the Budget will affect property investors.

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The Federal Budget outlined a range of measures that should have a positive impact on the market in terms of increasing supply and helping young buyers purchase their first home.

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Have we reached the top of the market? Opinions appear to be quite divided on this issue.

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Images of residential properties in Sydney, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Property prices in the eight capitals shot up 4.1 per cent in the December quarter, official ABS data revealed, pushing the median valuation past $650,000 for the first time.
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Given housing affordability will be a talking point this week, let’s take a look at the most affordable suburbs within 10km of the CBD in every capital city across Australia.

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Investment risk and uncertainty in the real estate housing market

Here’s a list of six property investing pitfalls to avoid: it could mean the difference between investment success and disaster.

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A solution to housing affordability is complex, requiring a multifaceted response from a variety of public sector and private sector stakeholders.

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Although age isn’t a barrier to getting a mortgage, it’s important to understand how a lender will assess your application as you approach – or enter – retirement.

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If you are just starting out on your property investment journey, it’s not enough to simply follow others in where and how they invest.

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Whether you are a buyer or a seller, understanding the market value of a particular property is the first step to negotiating a sale.

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Property investors need to understand that, when they buy property, it should not necessarily be with the aim of getting ‘good growth’ or ‘good yields’. It should be for both.

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Whether it’s an apartment or a house, buying and holding appears to be the key to wealth creation.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Knowing the important difference between ‘intrinsic’ and ‘extrinsic’ growth drivers can help you find a property in an area with the right characteristics for sustained growth.

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2.9.14 tips help hand

For many, this year will herald the purchase of a new home or investment property and a new loan to make it possible. Here are seven tips to make the borrowing process go smoothly.

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Stabilising market conditions may mean buyers are in a better position to make an offer this year.

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To get an edge in a competitive market, you might consider submitting a prior offer. While not always the best course of action, it can sometimes pay off. Here are six tips to follow.

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The benefits of listing property during the festive season are often overlooked. Provided sellers make careful and informed decisions, there are reasons why great results are possible during this period.

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Under certain circumstances, Lenders Mortgage Insurance can be an excellent tool to help buyers achieve their property goals. But remember to do your research first.

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There are ways a property investor can tell if an area is undervalued and is likely to become more reasonably valued in the short to medium term.

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There are many grants and stamp duty concessions available today that young buyers can use to their advantage. What’s more, there could be buying opportunities in some oversupplied markets.

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Lenders do not like risk, so they will look very closely at the investment property you are purchasing. Here are four things that could make or break your application.

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Housing market growth cycles are generally followed by more stable market conditions that provide time for yields and affordability to improve. Here are some lessons from history.

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You can change a property but you can’t change its location, so remember to carefully consider liveability before taking the plunge.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

The media likes to speculate about property boom and busts, so it’s important to remember that there are several property markets and avoid missed opportunities.

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Applying for a home loan doesn’t have to be a lengthy and complicated process. Here are four tips to help the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Introductory rate loans might sound appealing but borrowers need to fully understand the product and what it means for the long term.

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Sydney, Australia - November 9, 2014: The view of Sydney City Skyline - Point Piper mansions, Sydney, Australia.

Today one million dollars is a typical budget for a family home. We take a look at the top 25 suburbs with the highest median prices in Australia.

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Watching the trend in listing numbers – or how many established homes are available for sale – is a way to understand housing market performance.

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There’s one location in particular that has all the tell-tale signs of potential future growth. Buyer hopefuls, read on.

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Record low interest rates might not have much impact on the Aussie property market, but property owners can take advantage of their reduced repayments.

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Current market conditions could present opportunities to those who downsize, but you need to consider the purchase carefully.

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You could save thousands of dollars with these quick and easy ways to smarten up your home.

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Seeking professional advice when making the biggest purchase in your life is important for wealth creation and protection.

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When are interest only loans a good option? First you need to consider to pros and cons, and most importantly, your personal situation.

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Apartment blocks, once the realm of developers and high net worth individuals are increasingly becoming within the reach of mum and dad investors. To make it work however requires a solid strategy.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Does the phrase that ‘property values double every ten years’ hold true? The most recent decade would suggest not.

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The election is done and dusted, restored investor confidence could result in an even bigger bump in Spring listings.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Is buying an owner occupied home the right move for you? The rise of the ‘rentvestor’ presents an alternative strategy to property investing.

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Market timing plays a key role in maximising the returns on a property investment. Here are the key signs of a suburb on the move to boom territory.

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The UK’s vote to leave the EU sent shockwaves through the international community. How will the Australian property market react?

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If you’re considering banding together with your neighbours to sell in a megalot land deal, remember to exercise caution.

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Growth in limited recourse borrowing within SMSFs has been nothing short of spectacular. These are the stats.

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As a credit advisor, this is probably the most common question I’m asked. Here are the pros and cons.

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There has been a solid rise in dwelling values across the capital cities, but this illustrates just one piece of the property puzzle.

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Waiting for a market crash isn’t the only way to find an affordable home. Here are some strategies which could help overcome affordability challenges.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

If you want to diversify your property portfolio, buying interstate is a sound strategy.

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Despite popular belief, winter can be a great time to sell your property. Here’s why buyer demand doesn’t always cool off when the weather does.

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The tightening of lending standards by APRA means lenders are taking a more conservative approach to calculating an investor’s borrowing capacity.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that first home buyers have continued to play a smaller role in the housing market.

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If your biggest hurdle is financing, there’s hope. At present, low interest rates mean it’s even easier to buy property for investment purposes.

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There is plenty of talk in the market at the moment about interest rates. Lenders are offering large discounts for new business and rebates for new borrowers refinancing with them.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Until regulation is invoked, you need to be hyper-vigilant when engaging a professional property investing company, regardless of how they deliver their services.

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A common misconception is that refinancing will take a lot of time and money. There is a little time and paperwork but not as much as you would think.

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While many new technologies are helping property buyers, there is still a wealth of advantages that can result from establishing a strong face-to-face connection with an agent.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Negative gearing has ruled the airwaves over the past few weeks, with speculation rife that it’s removal, or at the very least, reduction, is on the top of the list for both the government and the opposition.

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New research published by CoreLogic RP Data shows the number of suburbs across Australia with a median property price above $1 million has risen by 31% in the past year alone.

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The higher yield from a property with a granny flat may seem attractive, but it’s important that investors consider all the factors to make a decision that will work out best in the long term.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Housing affordability is a topic that is being discussed more and more due to the substantial increase in home values at a time when household incomes are hardly moving.

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The landscape of Australian real estate is changing. In many areas, stock levels have increased substantially.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

The average Joe typically invests around 19 hours before throwing their hat in the ring for just one property. This may seem excessive, but research is essential in assessing the suitability of a property.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

With the year drawing to a close, and Christmas now only weeks away, it’s time to reflect and consider some important points to help you along your property journey.

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Australia has a diverse rental market, with vacancy rates and yields differing at state, city and suburb levels.

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While dwelling values in Sydney and Melbourne continue to show double digit annual growth, weekly rents have remained sluggish across all of the capital cities.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Life is an ongoing learning experience, and so is property investing. Your work towards becoming a successful and savvy investor will never stop.

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Here are six tips that could help potential buyers in a competitive real estate environment.

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Opinion might be divided, but there are several reasons why foreign investment can provide support for the Australian real estate market.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

Property lenders have been put on notice by the prudential lending watchdog, and investors are feeling the pinch.

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Tighter lending conditions and higher investment loan rates are putting a dampener on housing market exuberance.

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If haven’t considered tax depreciation for your investment property, you could be missing out on extra cash flow.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Commercial property investing can offer great returns but it also comes with higher risk, so to make sure it’s right for you, you must first consider your personal risk profile.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

While they’re very different investment vehicles, the long-term performance of property versus shares reveals comparable growth.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

With APRA tightening the reigns on investment loans and investor activity tapering, are the nation’s market heavyweights close to their peak?

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Foreign investment, timing the market and underquoting are some of the hottest topics in Australian real estate at the moment, but are they really worth the hype? We cast an eye over all three.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Learning the basics about how to invest in property might sound simple, but many people miss this step before taking the plunge.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

If you’re thinking of buying an off the plan property, you can limit any risks by doing some thorough research and getting sound, independent advice.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

The heated property markets in Sydney and Melbourne might be grabbing headlines, but you should be looking north for the next place to boom.

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While many keep insisting we’re in bubble territory, current housing supply and interest rate levels paint a very different picture.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

If you can ignore the noise and look for ordinary areas, filled with ordinary people in ordinary houses, then you’re much more likely to find not-so-ordinary returns.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

Hot prices in Sydney and Melbourne have spurred on calls to scrap negative gearing, but are they justified? We take a look at what might happen if it got the boot.

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Sydney house prices are being closely watched and many believe a correction is overdue. Luckily, there are many other factors at play that could offset risks of a market downturn.

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Don’t let something as fickle as the cold influence your decision to buy a property. The market might have cooled down by summer.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Start checking off your end of financial year list now to stay ahead of the game and reap the tax benefits from your investment property.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

Winter is coming, but don’t let that freeze your interest in the property market – you might just find your winter wonderland.

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It’s not just low interest rates fuelling growth in Sydney and Melbourne – a surge in investment lending is also part of the equation. But remember, price growth doesn’t always mean better rental yield.

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Low interest rates continue to heat the property markets in Sydney and Melbourne, so if you’re looking to buy, make sure you have enough of a cash buffer for when rates eventually do rise.

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There’s no stopping the real estate market, particularly in Sydney, with popular areas seeing clearance rates of over 90%.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Positive cash flow is a great thing, but it’s not the only reason to lock into a property investment. Single industry towns are a great example of why it pays to be wary of buying for cash flow alone.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

Investing in bricks and mortar with a self-managed super fund is a popular choice for Australians, but before you take the plunge, you should consider some important rules.

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It’s important to remember that not all residential areas are seeing the same red hot values of Sydney, which is why lower rates could provide a welcome boost to the overall property market.

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1.10.14 peter switzer

Too many of us stick with our mortgage provider when we could be saving hundreds, and even thousands, by switching. Here are seven reasons why you need to take action today!

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Over the top property reports can make the best of us become too emotionally involved when purchasing a home, so it’s important to keep a level head and consider all your options.

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Auction clearance rates were predictably low over the Easter long weekend but that didn’t stop the big spenders with a number of multi-million dollar sales over the last week.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

If your investment property is turning out to be a dud, don’t let it keep you from finding one with more potential. Here are five reasons why you should bite the bullet and reshuffle your property portfolio.

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There are a lot of projects around the home that just need a little bit of elbow grease and not the thousands of dollars it might cost to get someone in to do them.

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5.8.14 auction house

It was another heady week in the lead up to the Easter break. Auction volumes are high but strong demand is maintaining equally high clearance rates

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

Achieving a fair price for rent is crucial when you want to make money in property, but how can you make sure you’re doing your bit to maximise returns? Here are five handy tips to get started.

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Auction clearance rates in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide have been over 70% for the past six weeks.

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It can be funny to joke about money ignorance, but a frugal retirement is nothing to look forward to.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Property activity ramped up almost immediately following the rate cut, but how long can this stimulus last?

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Adrian Sheahan, manager of lending operations at Switzer Home Loans, answers some common questions about mortgages.

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There’s been a bit of hype about foreign investors squeezing Australians out of the property market, but is it really cause for concern? Here are a few reasons why it mightn’t be worth the worry.

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A Labour Day long weekend in Victoria was behind a big drop off in total auctions.

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If you’re thinking of refinancing your mortgage rate make sure you do your homework – it could save you thousands!

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

Picking the next market to boom isn’t rocket science – you just need to know what to look for. Here’s a handy guide to help you bag a property on the up.

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Sydney’s auction clearance rate reached 87.8% on the weekend, as the market continues to power ahead.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

If you want to increase your property’s capital growth, consider these handy renovation tips that could make a big difference when it comes time to sell.

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Clearance rates are on the increase at auctions as investors and homebuyers alike seek out more property for sale.

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If you’d like to make money in property but don’t know where to invest, consider heading north and to regional areas for some exciting opportunities.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Although renewed talk of a property bubble followed the interest rate cut earlier this month, it’s unlikely that lower rates will see property prices get too out of control.

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Interest rates are now at a record low and that opens up some fantastic opportunities for investors and home-owners to save money.

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Buyers are heading back to auctions in February with the rate cut expected to feed through in a couple of weeks.

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The decision to cut rates has many mortgage holders rubbing their hands with glee. Another cut might be on the cards but don’t forget rates won’t stay low forever.

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It appears the reports of the death of the property market were an exaggeration. It depends on where you’re looking but there are still capital city markets – like those of Sydney and maybe even Hobart – which offer opportunities for the astute property investor.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

There are many unique factors driving the performance of individual property markets. Learning what these are can help you make a smart investment decision.

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Property growth in the CBDs might be strong, but it’s expensive, and if you can’t afford it, vibrant suburban centres with infrastructure and jobs can be just as good an investment.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

The housing market finished 2014 on a high, with values up 7.9%. That was lower than the previous year, but tapering capital gains doesn’t mean investors won’t do well in 2015.

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Don’t stress if you start to see property price growth rates slow this year, it’s normal to see some plateauing after a couple of strong years.

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If your New Year’s resolution is to enter the property market, or to add to your existing portfolio, you need to follow these tips if you want to become a successful buyer this year.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

To find a property that’s going to perform well, it’s important you look at the indicators that are relevant to the individual property you’re thinking of investing in, such as floor plan functionality, style, size, age and condition and aspect.

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After a bumper year, there will be some softening next year but there are still plenty of factors supporting the residential real estate market for the next 12 months.

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A credit check, like a health check, should be something you do regularly, especially since additional information around whether you pay your bills on time was added earlier this year.

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It’s the end of the year and despite growing talk of a bubble, the property market will finish 2014 on a high.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

All of this recession talk might spook the property market and slow value growth, but if you’re a long term investor, all you need is a good growth radar and to be prepared to commit.

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Property prices are up more than 25% in the past two years. Of course things will soften a bit next year, but that’s a good thing.

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With softer clearance rates, the growth opportunities are heading to areas such as Brisbane and Adelaide, which are also more affordable.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Prices might still be rising, but the rate of growth is slowing. Markets outside the big cities might be the best bet for investors now.

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20141203 - stop, rules, figure, prices

From December 1, real estate agents in Queensland will no longer be able to advertise as a price guide on properties that are listed by auction. Find out why property expert John McGrath thinks this will affect buyers and sellers alike.

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It’s a misconception that the property market slows down over Christmas, with demand expected to stay strong into the summer months.

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The past 12 months have been great for investors in the capitals, and the lead up to the festive season should be good for coastal areas.

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Sydney and Melbourne are the main market drivers nationally, but what trends can we expect in the future? Property expert John Edwards shares his growth analysis for the next five years.

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After a bit of a lull, the real estate market is showing no signs of pulling up just yet and auction volumes are up 14%.

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To make money in property, you need to know what investor class you belong to and forget the housing bubble hype.

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20141110 - trends, property, house, gen Y

There was some softening in property auctions over the weekend but apartment growth is picking up the slack.

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20141110 - renovate, house, bathroom, fix, repair

If you want to fix your fixer-upper on a budget, here are five affordable renovation tips that can generate the capital you’re looking for.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

Investors need to understand the headwinds facing the property market, as many areas become expensive and yields fall.

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The warmer weather is hitting the property market and many buyers are looking outside the city fringes for affordable homes and weekenders.

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Reducing red tape for developments and freeing up real estate supply is the real key to easing pressure on the housing market.

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Regional areas in NSW are heating up on the back of Sydney’s hot market performance. Find out what serenely beautiful locations make John McGraths list of regional opportunities.

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The property market may be levelling off but there are still plenty of buyers looking to take advantage of lower interest rates.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

The last season of The Block was a big disappointment to the contestants, as prices failed to reach the heights of previous shows. The show’s pseudo-representation of the property market has a lot to answer for. Find out what went wrong.

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He’s given you his best Brisbane tips, but what’s hot in property outside the capital? Property expert John McGrath gives you the best regional and coastal suburbs to scope out.

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20141020 - auction, property, keys, real estate

Auction clearance rates were broadly on trend for the year but if you think Sydney and Melbourne are looking overvalued, there are some other areas you can explore.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

The Sydney market looks like it may have peaked, which means it’s time to look further afield for good investment opportunities. Property guru Margaret Lomas names the next hot suburbs.

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Auction clearance rates are still going strong and factors continue to point to further growth in the Sydney market.

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20141008 Tim Lawless Profile

House prices have shot up over the past 18 months, but the rate of increase hasn’t been as fast as previous cycles and while the RBA is concerned, this shouldn’t feed through to higher rates for some time.

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2.10.14 floor plan house studio apartment

If you’re trying to sell a small apartment or house, here are five simple tips you can follow to make it appear more spacious and feel more liveable for potential buyers.

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Charles Tarbey is owner and chairman of Century 21 Australasia and shares his auction insights gleaned from four decades in the real estate market.

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Peter Switzer gives his two cents on the economic saga that has become house prices, and tells us why he’s not too worried about all the housing bubble beat-up.

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29.9.14 auction, lady, house

Footy fever in Melbourne saw a massive drop in the number of homes put up for auction but what was available still went like hotcakes.

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24.9.14 Greville Pabst

CEO and director of WBP Property Group, Greville Pabst, explains why real estate growth will continue to be robust at least until the end of the year.

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17.7.14 boxing image feature

Find out why property expert John McGrath thinks the next Australian capital city market to boom will be Brisbane. He presents the findings from the annual McGrath Report, including the suburbs set to knock the lights out.

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The clearance rate was a little lower on the weekend but the general trend is still up, with luxury property getting good prices at auction.

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16.9.14 margaret lomas profile

A low rate environment may make property more affordable, but it can also cause people to get caught up in the hubris and do things they normally wouldn’t. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t get carried away.

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16.9.14 winning

John McGrath tells us his top property locations in Australia’s strongest and fastest growing residential real estate market – Sydney.

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There was some levelling off in auction clearance data this weekend but the overall trend is still very robust.

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Spring looks set to deliver a strong property market, after the auction clearance rate across the capital cities ended higher at 74.4%, after last week’s 72.9%.

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2.9.14 tips help hand

If you’re planning on buying or selling this Spring, follow these tips to get ahead as the season ramps up.

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1.9.14 property spring flower house

It’s not just the weather that’s warming up, plenty of buyers are heading to auctions, showing there is still heat in the real estate market.

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27.8.14 Seven secrets

If you want to simplify the process of home ownership, these seven steps will make you feel more confident about taking a buyer’s leap of faith.

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The national auction market remained pretty strong this week as we bid adieu to winter and gear up for a traditionally better-performing Spring season.

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22.8.14 Young people home

How can Gen Y afford to buy? If you’re a Gen Y’er (or know one) who is hungry to own their property sooner rather than later, these tips are for you.

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19.8. healthy house

The national auction market in 2014 remains healthy – since the start of the year, there have been 42% more homes sold at auction compared to the same period last year.

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19.8.14 smart property brain

Just over 40% of the wealth held by Australian millionaires is in real estate – if you’re smart, you’ll take a leaf out of their book and get interested in property too.

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14.8.14 where to invest

Locate the best property in the best possible location you can afford using these eight easy steps, and you can maximise your capital growth.

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13.8.14 renovate

If you love your location, find out how to renovate your existing dwelling, avoid renovator traps, and learn how to maintain a realistic budget along the way.

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7.8

The property market has continued to perform during winter, despite the usual trend for auction listings to taper off in the colder months.

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6.8.14 house price crash

If you believe media reports that say Aussie house prices are widely over inflated and about to go bust, take a look at the research which suggests why a crash is not on the cards.

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5.8.15 house money

Where can you find affordable house prices and generate great yield? Read on to find out about Australia’s hottest investment spots.

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5.8.14 auction house

The weekly national clearance rate remains robust during Winter, edging closer to the 70% mark.

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What is the impact of foreign buying on property prices? Find out why this debate is more complex than you might think.

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Peter Switzer finally puts his two cents in the rent vs. buy debate – but only to tell us why the argument to rent or buy should not be generalised.

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In this chilly winter season, property remains hot. Find out the latest weekly auction clearance rates here.

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Buyers were out in force last week and taking advantage of our historically low interest rates, with strong overall clearance rates recorded across the capital cities.

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The RBA said renting could outweigh buying, but if you are investing for the long haul, there’s no question that buying can set you up for the future.

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House prices are rising, but the most active price points in each capital city might take you by surprise, and be a comforting reminder that owning property isn’t always as expensive as people think.

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15.7.14

Do you know where the leading property sales from last week are located? Take a peek at the top ten property sales for the week ending July 13.

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It turns out that NSW isn’t the hottest hot spot in the national property market, with the ACT giving it a run for its money. The latest report from Housing Industry Australia reveals the fastest growing areas.

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The property market might be steadying after a gangbuster 2013/14, but that doesn’t mean price growth is about to stop. McGrath Real Estate’s John McGrath explains the opportunities.

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It’s a financial year wrap – and the home values are in! Sydney recorded growth of more than 15% and the other East Coast capital cities performed well too.

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Research by Roy Morgan shows that since 2010, there has been an increase in property investment of 37%. While that may be the case, many of these investors won’t make real money unless they hold their assets for the long-term.

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Self-managed super trustees should not underestimate the power of residential property, but commercial property investments can also be a great option for your portfolio. Read on to find out more.

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Don’t fret the cooling national property values – there hasn’t been a material correction to prices just yet! Here’s a property growth forecast for the rest of 2014.

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Do you own property through your SMSF, but remain unsure about whether you are taking advantage of the property deductions available to your fund? Find out about all the property deductions your super fund might have right here.

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While every State and Territory have their own property taxes, it can be a little difficult to understand whether they apply when your SMSF owns property. Learn about exactly what rules apply to you!

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What makes a suburb ‘just right’ for a family? Property researchers from RP Data have drawn up a list of factors that could help you pick the right location to suit your family’s needs.

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