Price Caps Raised For Home Guarantees

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just recently declared that the government’s Home Guarantee Scheme will have higher maximum property prices and more available places per year. From July 1, this price upgrade will qualify houses in two out of five (40%) suburbs nationwide for the scheme. This is up from 24.1% according to analysis by […]

The Cause of Australia’s Rental Price Explosion

Rental prices have increased dramatically right across the nation due to record low vacancy rates. Capital city rents have risen by 11.8% over the past 12 months and rose by 2.2% in just the last month, according to SQM Research. Louis Christopher, SQM Research managing director said that “The magnitude of rental increases across the […]

Sydney Inner Suburbs Report Sharp House Price Drop

As reported by the Australian Financial Review, house prices in a few of the inner suburbs of Sydney, like Surry Hills, have dropped by more than $190,000 in the past three months to February. This is all according to CoreLogic figures, so this isn’t something the Review has made up. We’ve been waiting a while for prices to […]

The First Signs of a Sydney Housing Market Dip

The latest report from CoreLogic released on Tuesday has shown that Sydney has suffered a 0.1% decline in housing values. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but this is the first time Sydney has endured any kind of loss in the housing sector since September 2020. This is part of a nationally slowing property market […]

Mortgage Rate Hikes Could Be Coming As Early As June

If you’re new to the property market, and an estimated one million of you are, you are about to experience your first rate hike. This time earlier than predicted, at least according to the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) who have just brought their interest rate increase estimation forward from August 2022 to June 2022. Why have […]

Season’s greetings! Here’s to a prosperous 2022!

To all our terrific clients: thank you for your ongoing support and for being such wonderful, loyal clients. We are always so appreciative of any opportunities – be they big, small, or anywhere in between! Life has thrown many of us all sorts of challenges these past two years, so we hope you’re shifting into […]

Up to 4,600 first home buyer guarantees back up for grabs

Want to buy your first home with a deposit of just 5% and pay no lenders’ mortgage insurance? You could be in luck – the federal government will soon reissue up to 4,651 unused Home Guarantee Scheme spots. First home buyers who use the Home Guarantee Scheme fast track their property purchase by 4 to 4.5 […]

How many SMEs find it difficult to repay business loans?

Ever thought about taking out a loan for your business but hesitated because you were worried about meeting your repayments? Don’t worry, it’s a common concern. But some promising data has just come out that might help you put those fears aside. You gotta spend money to make money, so the saying goes. But what […]

Don’t drown in Buy Now Pay Later debt this Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and there’s a good chance you’ve started turning your attention to gifts for family and friends. But be careful this silly season: more than half of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) customers are struggling to pay day-to-day living expenses. Christmas and overindulging: name a more iconic duo. But one temptation to […]

FOMO factor: more Aussies looking to buy with mates or siblings

Ever thought about buying a property with a friend or family member? You’re not the only one. The rising cost of property and FOMO has led to more than a quarter of Australians considering buying a property with a ‘non-traditional’ partner. Most of us long for a place to call our own. But what do […]