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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.

GST Changes Start 1 July
Posted on 29/06/2018 

Changes in the property market starting on July 1 will include new ways that GST is paid on new houses.  

Population Growth Lifts As Driving Force
Posted on 27/06/2018 

Population growth is faster than ever before, with major impacts for real estate.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 49: Rents and Vacancies - June 2018
Posted on 26/06/2018 

In this week's episode of the Hotspotting podcast, Terry discusses the current national trend towards lower rental vacancy rates.

Lenders Offer Special Loan Deals
Posted on 21/06/2018 

Lenders chasing market share are offering special deals on home loans, including interest rate discounts.