Exciting news for first home buyers!

There’s nothing quite as exciting as receiving a shiny set of keys to your very own home. The thrill of knowing it’s all yours. The freedom to be able to do what you like with it. Nothing compares! If you’re an aspiring first home buyer, the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme may help you reach your homeownership goal sooner. Here’s what you need to know. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme explained On the 1st January 2020, the Australian Government launched the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. It provides a guarantee allowing eligible first home buyers on low and middle incomes to buy a home with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent (subject to their lender’s criteria). Potential applicants

Sustained gains in 2020 with a hope that the year proves to be a foundation for more impressive upsi

Brisbane We’ve been waiting in the wings for about a decade – hoping it’s our time to shine and rocket up the property value charts. We’ve watched Sydney and Melbourne go from strength to strength while our property owners have generally been eking out modest gains at best. Positive moves, to be sure, but not head-turningly stellar. It seems the long post-mining-boom hangover, which fed into diminishing employment numbers and plummeting net interstate migration all came into play and kept the prices subdued most of last decade. But things have been looking up of late – and with substance… and it lays solid groundwork for a positive 2020. Firstly – net interstate migration numbers are

Housing Values Rose Across Every Capital City In January Despite Slower Growth.

Australia’s housing value rebound continued into 2020 with the CoreLogic national home value index up by 0.9% over the first month of the year. This now takes the annual growth rate to 4.1%; the fastest pace of growth for a twelve month period since December 2017. Housing values rose in January across every capital city and rest-of-state region, apart from regional South Australia, where values held firm over the month. According to CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, this demonstrates a broader recovery trend which originally began in Sydney and Melbourne midway through 2019, and gradually spread to other areas of the country. Index results as at January 31, 2020 Across the capital cit

RBA Interest rate decision - February 2020

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. There have been signs that the slowdown in global growth that started in 2018 is coming to an end. Global growth is expected to be a little stronger this year and next than it was last year and inflation remains low almost everywhere. One continuing source of uncertainty, despite recent progress, is the trade and technology dispute between the US and China, which has affected international trade flows and investment. Another source of uncertainty is the coronavirus, which is having a significant effect on the Chinese economy at present. It is too e

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