Real Estate Archive

A solid year for WA?

Solid growth fundamentals are awaiting Western Australia's real estate market next year as its economy continues to improve, according to the latest analysis by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia ( REIWA). Market conditions …

Extract of the December 2019 Market Report

Perth was the weakest capital of Australia during the last quarter, while its depressed economy continues to curb it The national real estate market is recovering after a long period of decline, but while Perth …

Is now the best time to refinance?

Real estate investors should consider refinancing their home loans for investment in the current interest rate environment, according to a market expert. The three rate cuts of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have made …

Housing price differentials begin to widen

According to a CoreLogic study, the recent rise in housing values ??after a two-year slowdown is pushing home prices up again, widening the gap between luxury and average markets. In fact, stocks are now up …

The construction crisis hits the economy

The Australian economy grew at a marginal pace during the September quarter, slowed by the collapse of three sectors, including residential construction. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that Australia's GDP grew 0.4% on …

Extract of the December 2019 Market Report

The Adelaide property market offers investors excellent prospects for the New Year, with quality housing on the market Investor confidence in Adelaide remains strong in light of major infrastructure work designed to stimulate the state's …

ATO: Beware of tax evaders

This is the tax season again and real estate investors could be exposed to crooks posing as representatives of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). ATO Assistant Commissioner Karen Foat said the scammers were becoming "savvy" …

Rate Reductions Boost Housing Affordability

Rate reductions are beginning to affect the housing market, according to the latest accessibility study by Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). In the study, REIA found that affordability of housing was improved across the …

A new vision of property management

As a real estate investor, you face a variety of challenges every day. Maintenance, repairs, rent collection and – perhaps most importantly – ensuring positive relationships between landlords and tenants can be a daunting task. …

Fewer homes for sale this spring?

According to CoreLogic, this spring's housing supply has weakened relative to previous spring periods, as home listings have managed to recover after the crisis. The number of new registrations increased by 56% in November. Despite …

Reno Focus: Bedroom

The rooms are part of the hierarchy of the most important rooms of a house as they constitute an exclusive private area for its residents – a sanctuary, a refuge away from the stress of …

Investor loans remain low?

Based on recent figures from the Reserve Bank of Australia, it appears that recent rate cuts have not significantly boosted investor lending. In October, housing credit rose only 0.3%, helped by monthly growth in homeowner …

A cooler grip on negative gears?

Negative negotiations could still be one of the main concerns of the Australian Labor Party in the upcoming federal election. Labor Party spokesman for housing, Jason Clare, said the party could take a different path …