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Housing Finance Lifts in May
Posted on 20/07/2018 

Increased activity from first-home buyers is offsetting reduced loans to investors, according to the latest ABS data.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 52 - The Three Strongest Property Markets
Posted on 16/07/2018 

Terry Ryder discusses why the strongest real estate markets right now are outside Australian Capital Cities.

Interest Rates Vary Between States
Posted on 13/07/2018 

Lenders are charging different interest rates for different states, creating a $15,000 repayment gap between the lowest and the highest.

Demand Rises, Notably In Smaller Cities
Posted on 12/07/2018 

Buyer demand is rising in the smaller capital rises, offsetting decline in Sydney and Melbourne.

First Home Buyers On The Rise
Posted on 12/07/2018 

Westpac research confirms other data showing rising activity by first-home buyers.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 51 - The Impact of Stamp Duty on Affordability
Posted on 10/07/2018 

Terry Ryder discusses the core problem impacting on housing affordability, the high level of taxation inflicted by all levels of government.

Stamp Duty Doubles In 8 years
Posted on 5/07/2018 

The stamp duty burden imposed on property buyers by state governments is at record levels and housing affordability is suffering.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 50: Crystal Ball Gazing
Posted on 4/07/2018 

In this week’s episode, Terry criticises the way media converts economists' forecasts on real estate markets into fact, despite their long track record of getting it wrong.

RBA ‘On Hold Until 2020’
Posted on 4/07/2018 

The RBA kept the offical interest rate unchanged this week and, according to one forecast, is unlikely to change before 2020.

Prices Rising In Most Key Markets
Posted on 3/07/2018 

Media headlines are misrepresenting prices, with most markets still ahead of the levels of last year.