Category Archives: Property Investor

Smaller cities most liveable for families

  A GREAT deal is made of Melbourne’s much-vaunted ‘’liveability’’ and Sydney’s glam harbourside lifestyle. But for families who grow weary of the rat race, it seems the sedate Tasmanian city of Launceston is the country’s most family-friendly place. New … Continue reading

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Properties Banks Don’t Like

    Company title- Instead of a strata title, an apartment might be on a company title, which means a company owns the block and each apartment is considered a share. Investing in a company title property means you become … Continue reading

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RATE HOLD WILL SUPPORT HOUSING MARKET

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that the decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to keep interest rates on hold at three per cent, will likely encourage the national housing market … Continue reading

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Annual Change In Captial City Dwelling Values

Capital city home values have fallen by -0.4% throughout 2012 • Across the capital cities, property values have fallen by -0.4% over the 2012 calendar year, following a -3.8% fall in values in 2011. • Melbourne has been the weakest … Continue reading

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Mortgage Arrears Continue To Fall

Mortgage arrears have fallen for the second consecutive quarter, a welcome indication that Australia’s property market is remaining solid amid global financial turmoil, but there’s some even more good news.   According to the latest Fitch Ratings Dinkum Index for … Continue reading

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Rate Cut To Help Market Activity

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that yesterday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut the official cash rate to three per cent will encourage prospective buyers to make property … Continue reading

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Signs of Market Recovery As Home Loan Approvals Lift For Second Consecutive Month

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that the increase in dwelling finance commitments over September 2012 could indicate further strengthening in the residential property market.   According to recently released figures by … Continue reading

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RBA holds interest rate on Melbourne Cup Day

This is the first time in 6 years that the RBA has not moved interest rates in Australia on Melbourne Cup Day. The Reserve Bank of Australia today decided to hold the official cash rate at 3.25 per cent– a … Continue reading

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Great returns on granny flats – but extra insurance required

Investors are getting returns of 10-16 per cent on the cost of adding granny flats to their existing properties – and increased cash flow courtesy of two lots of rent for the same land.             … 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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