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RBA Tips Booming Economy
Posted on 8/11/2018 

The RBA has kept the official interest rate at its record low, while predicting strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising wages.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 68 - Here's The Good News
Posted on 6/11/2018 

There’s a yawning gap between what’s really going on in real estate markets – on the one hand - and the portrayal of markets by mainstream media – on the other.

Values Rising In Half The Nation
Posted on 2/11/2018 

Half of Australia has recorded a rise in dwelling values over the past year, new analysis shows, contrary to frequent headlines claiming prices are falling across the nation.

Gearing Change “Would Distort Housing”
Posted on 2/11/2018 

Labor’s plan to direct the negative gearing tax break only to new housing will distort the $7 trillion housing sector and hurt the first-home buyers it purports to help, according to the country’s biggest residential developer, Stockland.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 67 - Big Growth in Fringe Victoria
Posted on 30/10/2018 

Prices are growing strongly in selected markets in different parts of Australia, not that you would know it if you confined your research to reading mainstream media.

Australia Leads World On Wealth
Posted on 29/10/2018 

The typical Australian is richer than the typical person in any other country in the world, according to a new survey.

Melbourne Leads Land Price Rises
Posted on 26/10/2018 

Land prices have risen in most capital cities, headed by major increases in Melbourne, according to the Residential Land Report.

ALP Policy Will Cut Building: Report
Posted on 24/10/2018 

New independent modelling suggests Labor’s policies on negative gearing and capital gains tax will not increase the supply of new housing nor create jobs in the building industry.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 66 - Australia is Not One Market
Posted on 23/10/2018 

To generalise about Australia as a single market is nonsensical, given the size and complexity of the nation and its many different real estate markets.

Affordability Improves In Major Cities
Posted on 22/10/2018 

Affordability has improved in some of Australia's biggest cities, led by Sydney, according to the HIA.