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Looking for love: The best places to swipe right in Perth

December 16, 2017

With nearly one in four West Australians living alone, suburbs that offer lifestyle, amenities and accessibility are a lure to these singles. Living in or near a city means shops, bars, restaurants, and cultural and leisure activities are all within reach and the type of housing stock usually suits those who live alone. Single people […]

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Australia set for housing oversupply by 2018: BIS Shrapnel

December 6, 2017

A leading economic forecaster is warning that Australia’s housing shortage could evaporate by 2018, putting downward pressure on property prices. Many analysts argue a persistent housing shortage over the past decade is responsible for stubbornly high Australian home prices, which are much more expensive that most other developed nations. However, economic and property forecaster BIS […]

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Interest-only mortgage borrowers in hot water as data shows less financial responsibility

December 5, 2017

Pressure is mounting on interest-only mortgage borrowers as new research shows they tend to be poorer money managers and present as “risk flags” to financial institutions. An apparent propensity to spend their way further into debt and forgo savings when faced with higher costs, and an increased tendency to sell their property if interest rates […]

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FOS reports seven broker disputes in 2016/17

October 18, 2017

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has released new figures revealing the low number of broker disputes compared to the banks. The FOS Annual Review 2016-17reported 25,300 accepted disputes overall during the year. Of these, 10,400 involved the banks while only seven involved mortgage brokers.  These seven disputes included two around advice, two around charges, one around […]

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Spending plunge may dent economic growth

October 11, 2017

The sharpest fall in retail spending in more than four years has cast doubt on the Reserve Bank’s economic growth forecasts and adds weight to expectations for a long run of unchanged interest rates. Retail turnover plunged 0.6 per cent to $25.9 billion in August, missing market expectations of a rise from July of 0.3 per […]

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Could avocado prices really be keeping millennials out of the Perth property market?

October 10, 2017

Smashed Avocado keeping you out of the property market? What if you bought an avocado farm instead? Recent comments from an Australian property millionaire claiming that smashed avocado was the reason many millennials had failed to enter the property market. Lazy millennials who want everything for nothing, afraid of hard work and changing priorities, death […]

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Home loan apathy for 33% of Australians

October 8, 2017

Australian homeowners are failing to put in the effort and seek out better home loan deals despite slow wage growth and piling levels of household debt. These findings come from new research by State Custodians Home Loans which polled over 1,000 people across the country. Surprisingly, only 13% said they were always on the lookout […]

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PERTH’S TWO SPEED HOUSING MARKET

September 28, 2017

If Perth housing market hasn’t already hit the bottom of the market cycle, we are very close. It’s always interesting as a valuer watching markets go up, down and sideways and analysing the reasons why. Perth’s current residential property market has a bit of everything – good, bad and ugly with plenty of good buying […]

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The hottest spots for under 30s across Australia

September 13, 2017

A new study shows where Australians under 30 want to live, as well as the country’s most popular state or territory, by analyzing mortgage applications. According to research by credit scoring and information service Credit Simple, Queensland is the most popular state for mortgage applications by people under 30. Breaking down each state and territory […]

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How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home.

May 31, 2017

  How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home without ditching coffee. We came across this great article published by Domain. While saving for a home requires cutbacks on luxuries, which is something you’re no doubt sick of hearing, it’s definitely okay – and important even  – to have at least one thing […]

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