2019

How the Credit Availability is Impacting the Housing Market


16 April 2019

With the federal budget handed down this month, the federal election to be held next month and the likelihood of lower interest rates later this year, there is a lot happening that could affect the housing dynamic. Another key factor in relation to the housing market will be credit availability.

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How will the Federal Election Affect the Housing Market?


16 April 2019

Overall, the housing market has recently shown some tentative signs that the downturn in dwelling values is losing some steam. Although this is a positive development, the outlook for the housing market will continue to be affected by uncertainty related to the federal election, lending policies and more broadly, domestic eco...

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Styling you bedroom for better sleep


9 April 2019

For many reasons, between 33% and 45% of Australians are suffering from inadequate sleep. Considering we spend a whopping a third of our lives sleeping – its important we give sleeping more thought. While a healthcare professional will be able to provide you with the tools and advice on a clinical level. This article wi...

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Deal Breakers for Buyers


9 April 2019

Prices inconsistent with market perception, poor maintenance and embedded water and construction issues are among the top deal breakers turning buyers off purchasing a home. In the last 3 months, Australian dwelling values saw a decrease of 0.7% in February, with inner and middle suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne the most affec...

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National Consumer Sentiment and Foreign Demand


2 April 2019

The consumer mindset is another factor working to dampen housing conditions. The consumer sentiment survey from Westpac and the Melbourne Institute has consistently highlighted a pessimistic view from consumers around their expectations for house prices, which is likely another factor reducing the market demand.

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Mortgage Rates and an Uncertain Economy


2 April 2019

Helping to offset the headwinds are mortgage rates which are still tracking around the lowest level since the 1960’s. Further cuts to the cash rate are looking like a growing possibility.  

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