News

Rapid Rise in Housing Affordability Continues
Posted on 22/05/2019 

The HIA Affordability Index has recorded the biggest improvement since September 2013.

APRA Change To Boost Market
Posted on 21/05/2019 

APRA is easing a key restriction on mortgage lending, in a further boost to real estate markets around Australia.

Optimism Returns After Election Result
Posted on 21/05/2019 

The result of the Federal Election has removed uncertainty and reinstated optimism among real estate consumers.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 93 - Policies show politicians' lack of understanding
Posted on 14/05/2019 

The inability of politicians to think matters through to likely conclusions is evident in the various policies that impact on the housing industry.

Time To Scrap 7.25% Buffer
Posted on 14/05/2019 

ANZ boss Shayne Elliott says it's time for a rethink of APRA's 7.25% home serviceability restriction rate.

Housing Slump Coming To An End
Posted on 14/05/2019 

All signs point to an early bottoming out of the housing markets in the major cities, according to the Financial Review.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 92 - Signs of Improvement
Posted on 7/05/2019 

There are multiple reasons to feel optimistic about recovery in big cities.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 91 - Analysis of National Price Data
Posted on 1/05/2019 

Despite media's constant reporting of "Australia's Property Crash"  there are many growth markets in our capital cities, including Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. 

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.