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APRA Scraps Cap On Interest-only Loans
Posted on 19/12/2018 

The APRA cap on interest-only loans will be removed on 1 January, creating greater flexibiiity in the lending market.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 74 - Moderate Forecasts Are Being Ignored
Posted on 18/12/2018 

The biggest mistake a real estate consumer can make is to be a newspaper reader. Investment adviser and author Noel Whittaker says anyone who seeks success in real estate needs to stop reading mainstream media - and I agree.

OECD: Soft Landing Most Likely Outcome
Posted on 17/12/2018 

The latest OECD report says Australia's run of strong economic growth is likely to continue, with big city property markets headed to a "soft landing".

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 73 - Adelaide The Quiet Achiever
Posted on 11/12/2018 

The nation’s 2 biggest data sources have noted the quiet steady performance of the Adelaide market.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 72 - Why Brisbane Will Do Better
Posted on 4/12/2018 

Many commentators and forecasters are predicting stronger performance from Brisbane markets – and I tend to agree. To date Brisbane has not fulfilled the expectations some had for it, largely because the city lacked the fundamental drivers that pushed Sydney and Melbourne.

RBA Says Home Lending Remains Strong
Posted on 2/12/2018 

The Reserve Bank has dismissed claims of a credit crunch, saying lenders continue to compete strongly for mortgage business.

HSBC Tips Big City Soft Landing
Posted on 30/11/2018 

An "orderly" wind-down in the Sydney boom is occurring, as it heads towards "a soft landing", according to HSBC.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 71 - Victoria's Regional Hotspots
Posted on 27/11/2018 

Regional Victoria is now the strongest market in Australian real estate. Even as the Melbourne boom subsides, the state’s regional markets are rising strongly and delivering the strongest price growth to be found anywhere in the nation.

New Homes Smallest In 22 Years
Posted on 26/11/2018 

Changing trends and preferences are reducing the average size of new dwellings in Australia, which are now the smallest they've been since 1996 - but still the second largest in the world.

Top Suburbs Selling Faster Than Last Year
Posted on 23/11/2018 

Many suburbs at selling faster than at the same time last year, with Adelaide, Hobart and regional areas of Victoria leading the nation.