Category Archives: Home Loans

Australians pay off mortgages at record speed

The acting CEO of Westpac, Australia’s biggest bank, has claimed that today’s homeowners are paying off their mortgages at twice the average rate for the past 30 years.             Speaking in Canberra at last week’s … Continue reading

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Australians love to renovate

Australian spending on renovations hit $31 billion last year. The current economic climate has made Australians hesitant to take on additional debt. Rather than purchasing a new home, people are investing in renovation projects on their current properties.  TV shows … Continue reading

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RBA: the purported Housing Bubble, Australia’s economy and China

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, recently delivered a speech at a charity luncheon in Sydney that provided some telling commentary for Australian property investors. A highly respected figure that is watched closely by markets due … Continue reading

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Rate Hold Will Strengthen Stability Within Housing Market

Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate, believes that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to keep the official interest rate on hold at 3.5 per cent for a second consecutive month will help to continue to stabilise Australia’s residential property … Continue reading

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House Prices in Australia – Speech by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens

This is an edited version of a speech given by Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens at the Annika Foundation Luncheon on July 24. Scaled to measures of income, Australian dwelling prices on a national basis have in fact declined and … Continue reading

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Mortgage hunger returning for first time since 2009

Mortgage demand has seen its first increase in eight quarters, leading an analyst to predict house price recovery is not far behind. The Veda Quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index has shown the first increase in mortgage enquiries since 2009. Enquiries … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your Super To Buy Property

  Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate has always believed that residential property investors were somewhat disadvantaged by the superannuation system as we were traditionally disallowed from unlocking the equity in our super to invest into property – our favoured … Continue reading

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10 ways to pick a hot spot

The biggest skill an investor can have is to know how to predict the market. Obviously no one has a crystal ball and no one can predict with 100% certainty what’s going to happen, but there are ways to form … Continue reading

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Renovating For Profit – Tips From The Experts

It’s the Holy Grail for many property investors – buying a property, renovating it, and then selling it for a profit. Chris Gray, host of ‘Sky News Business’ and ‘Your Property Empire’ recently shared his thoughts on what property investors … Continue reading

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10 ways to pick a hot spot

The biggest skill an investor can have is to know how to predict the market. Obviously no one has a crystal ball and no one can predict with 100% certainty what’s going to happen, but there are ways to form … Continue reading

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