So, you’re thinking of buying your first residential investment property? There are a few things to consider before making the move. Here are our top 10 tips for avoiding potential difficulties and ensuring success. 1. Know your goal Understanding your financial objectives is key to finding the right investment property. The actual property itself is rarely the end goal when it comes to investing – the financial elements should be your key focus. First, decide what your inves
The Australian residential housing market has been highly variable this year, and we’ve seen some highlights as well as lowlights. We look ahead at what’s expected for the remainder of 2018 and beyond. StartFragment It’s been a tale of mixed fortunes in the nation’s housing market over the past 12 months. There’s been a downward slide in what were previously booming markets, as well as delight over growth in other areas. Capital cities have mostly continued to soften – partic
What a month we had in August! Within a few short weeks we've seen a change in Prime Minister and an out-of-cycle interest rate rise from one of the country's big four financial institutions.
Of course, September heralds in the season of renewal in Australia, and with it comes calls about the Spring Selling Season for real estate.It's often said there's a huge ramp up in activity as sellers look to take advantage of the weather and buyers look to take advantage of increased
At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay close attention to the risks in the financial sector. Globally, inflation remains low, although it has increased in some economies and further increas