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As a property investor means it’s important to be familiar with real estate trends across the country. Interest rates and the economy as a whole can have broad effects across the nation, but local conditions can influence how property investments perform from suburb to suburb and town to town.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) continues to work on both superannuation and the lending sphere in response to the commissions into superannuation and banking.
On 3 June, the Reserve Bank cut the interest rate to a historical low of 1.25%. It was the RBA’s first cut since 2016 and some economists are predicting more cuts to come.
A lot of people purchase property as part of an investment portfolio, aiming to create wealth over a long period through rental income and potential eventual sale. Some investors, however, intend to speculate on short-term gains made by quickly buying and selling property.
Buying and selling real estate is a complex and important experience in life. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you own multiple investment properties, property purchases are significant. The experience can be made more efficient and cost-effective when working with an expert who can negotiate on your behalf.
The received financial wisdom on housing has always been that people are better off paying off a mortgage than paying rent. However, Ernst & Young’s 2019 Safe as Houses report challenges this assumption – at least in the Sydney market.
In the last week of April, property advisers Urban Property Australia (UPA) reported that they believe the housing market in Melbourne, at least, would stabilise in the second half of 2019.
We all know housing prices are taking a hit in 2018-19, with Melbourne and Sydney particularly affected. And while real estate sank by an average of around 4.8% in 2018, rents have risen.
Property being what it is, the whole market doesn’t sit at just one point on the clock. Due to factors from local employment conditions to the impact of the global economy, suburbs and cities will be at different points of the 12-point boom and bust cycle.
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This week, the podcast kicks off with a discussion on multiple protests carried out on social media. As many investors begin to feel pessimism in the stock market, Louis provides us with information on how to best prepare yourself to take advantage when the situation reverses. Brett provides an update on the situation of different property markets across Australia. Lastly, Joel provides the US stock market performance and answers the popular question of whether now is a good time to invest.