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Gearing Changes Create Two -Tiered Market
Posted on 29/04/2019 

Labor’s negative gearing policy has the potential to create a two-tiered property market where it will become almost impossible to sell “nearly-new” properties, according to Tyron Hyde of depreciation experts Washington Brown.

Fixed Rate Demand Falls
Posted on 26/04/2019 

Demand for fixed rate home loans fell in March, reveals new data from Mortgage Choice, prompting many lenders to reduce their interest rates for fixed-rate loans.

Top Questions (and answers) on Depreciation
Posted on 25/04/2019 

Top Questions (and answers) on Depreciation – post 2017 Budget changes,  from Washington Brown CEO Tyron Hyde

Affordability Improves In Most Cities
Posted on 24/04/2019 

Housing affordability for new mortgage borrowers in Australia, which improved over the year to March 2019, will continue to improve over the next 12 months, according to Moody's Investor Service.

Melbourne Dominates Building Hotspots
Posted on 24/04/2019 

Melbourne has again dominated the HIA Hotspots Report, with 12 of Australia’s Top 20 building growth areas all located around Victoria’s capital.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 90 - 40% of Perth Suburbs Are Rising
Posted on 23/04/2019 

The Perth market is the strongest it’s been since it lapsed into downturn five years ago.

Yields Rise Across Capital Cities
Posted on 22/04/2019 

The return investors can expect on properties across Australia’s major cities is rising, with rising rentals creating improvements in some cities and falling prices helping in others, including Sydney and Melbourne.

Hotspotting Podcast | PropertyInvestory Interviews
Posted on 20/04/2019 

I was interviewd by Tyrone Schum of PropertyInvestory this month - listen to our interviews.

Vacancy Rates Fall Further in March
Posted on 18/04/2019 

The national residential vacancy rate fell further to a low of 2.1% in March 2019, with four of the eight capital cities recording vacancy rates between 0.4% and 1.6%, according to SQM Research.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 89 - Brisbane Market Out-Performs
Posted on 17/04/2019 

The Brisbane market  is poised to deliver on the potential growth shown by advances in the economy, population trends and infrastructure spending.