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More housing stimulus is now available

The latest data coming from CoreLogic shows that national home values fell two months in a row by 0.4% in May and 0.7% in June. Home lending growth is also showing signs of slowing down.  The federal government’s $688 million HomeBuilder...

Property and lending market during COVID-19

New GDP figures have confirmed the economy has shrunk by 0.3% for the first three months of 2020. GDP is a measure of the total value of all the goods and services Australia produces. It’s a measure of how...

What to do if you lost your job because of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive job losses here in Australia.  So far, nearly one million Australians have lost their jobs as companies are cutting down on employees to weather the storm.  The travel, retail, and hospitality industries were...

RBA makes historic rate cut

Following an emergency board meeting held on 19 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a rate cut of 0.25% to a new record low cash rate of 0.25%, in an effort to help the economy as...

What the RBA rate cut means for Australians in 2020

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped the cash rate to a record low of 0.50% after a week of growing concern over the coronavirus. The decision was made to support the economy after the share market...

My fearless housing and lending market prediction for 2020

According to a Bank of Queensland report, the September quarter GDP numbers show that the economy is hovering at 2%. This is under the 3% plus growth rate that Australia needs to get the unemployment rate down and the...

How to stay out of debt this holiday season

Christmas is a great time of year for most Australians. It’s a time of eating and drinking, giving and receiving, spending time with loved ones and taking a holiday. Australians also like spending money - the turkey, ham, and...

Is this a good time to invest in properties?

Many economists have predicted property prices to continue to fall this year and not bounce back until 2020 or 2021. However, the latest data from Core Logic shows that 5 out of 8 capital cities showed a slight increase...

7 practical tips on getting home loan approval

Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are still down although showing some signs of recovering. This may be the best opportunity for first home buyers to get into the market before house prices start picking up again. However, changes...

Evolution of the property and lending market this financial year

Australians are taking an increasingly optimistic attitude towards the property market. A recent NAB survey stated that house prices and rents are expected to grow over the next two years. Property ownership still remains to be the Great Australian...
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