The Micro and Macro

Interest Rates The best place to begin is with the big picture, and for this exercise that big picture is ‘Interest Rates’. Behind the decision to keep the interest rates at their current level is the RBA’s view that the overall market is softening in the Melbourne and Sydney markets. Corelogic reported that this month[…..]

Gen Y, The Property Market and The Bank of Mum & Dad

Gen Y Home Buyers Those born between 1981 – 1994 are aptly known as Gen Y, and they are a large percentage of home buyers. One thing that we hear frequently from parents as property prices increase is ‘how are our kids going to afford to buy their first home?’. The belief is that Gen[…..]

To Hold or Not to Hold?

The following information is drawn from an article in the ‘Maverick’ newsletter prepared by BMT tax depreciation   It relates with a high percentage of our market place who are fortunate enough to be in a position that allows them to hold their current property and offer it for rent, and then purchase a new[…..]

Make the most of your Annual Financial Health Check

Annual Financial Health Check   This time of year is great for many. The end of the financial year is when many get their annual financial health check. They look at what they have earnt for the year, and wonder ‘what have I spent my money on?’, others will save their tax return and put[…..]

The Budget will have a Positive Influence on the Geelong Market

The Federal Budget   Federal budget hype always creates some unease in the market place, causing speculation and hesitation. I have tried to provide an insight in to how this year’s budget will influence Geelong’s property market.   Geelong is the anticipated recipient of close to 20% of the $516 million budgeted for regional rail[…..]

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