May

Credit Flow Improvement Signals Potential for Better Market Conditions


22 May 2019

Overall, we’re seeing evidence that the worst of the housing market conditions might now be behind us. Values are still broadly declining; however, the pace of decline has moderated since December last year and there are some tentative signs that credit flows have improved, albeit from a low base.  

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Brisbane Property Market Update


22 May 2019

Brisbane housing values have been trending lower over the past five months, driving values 1.9% lower over the past twelve months. The down trend in housing values comes despite rising demand from higher population growth, relatively affordable housing prices and steady economic conditions.  

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National Property Market Sees Some Improvement


22 May 2019

Australian dwelling values fell half a percent last month as the pace of home value decline continued to ease after moving through a recent low point in December last year when national dwelling values were falling at a much faster rate.

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First National Agents Stand Against Bullying


13 May 2019

First National Real Estate Metro is proud to announce that it is partnering with Kids Helpline, Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for children and young people aged 5 to 25.

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Take a Walk Through West End


13 May 2019

This walk explores the changing face of West End from the time of first contact between Europeans and Aborigines, through the waves of migration, to the more recent impact of Expo88 and the new planning guidelines which will change the community in ways yet to be understood.

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Liberal Party's New Policy for First Home Owners


13 May 2019

Housing affordability has regained its forefront of the political debate as voters gear-up to vote on April 18th. Labor’s proposed to reform negative gearing and capital gains tax. While the Liberal Party surprised Australians with a new policy of his own during his speech at the Coalition’s campaig...

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How LNP's Bugdet Would Impact Australia's Housing Market


7 May 2019

The 2019 Federal Budget proudly delivered news of a surplus of more than $7 billion. Whilst ambitious in nature, with some undertones of stability and sustainability, the property market could get the boost it’s been waiting for. This could mean that first-home buyers, who previously have enjoyed the affordability of th...

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How Have Australian Properties Changed In Value Since Their Peak?


7 May 2019

Australia's national dwelling values have fallen by -7.4% from their October 2017 peak through to the end of March 2019. While this figure is often quoted, it is also important to understand the context in terms of how much that actually is in dollar terms. Based the median dwelling value at the time of the market peak, a...

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Falling Property Values Impact Household Wealth


7 May 2019

Household assets and liabilities such as household and housing debt, assets values and disposable income are use by the Reserve Bank (RBA) to calculate a number of household finance ratios. These considerations are all based on ABS data surrounding these factors.

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