Kevin’s Update

It's interesting to see the figures from the Reserve Bank in New Zealand, the first available after easing of LVR rules there. They show that the NZ banks started to use their new freedom last month, lifting the share of high LVR lending to owner...

There were 1,894 homes taken to auction over the week, increasing from the previous week when 1,197 auctions were held, although significantly lower than this week last year when 3,136 auctions were held across the combined capital cities. Preliminary results show a clearance rate of...

The Vice President of the Real Estate Buyer's Agents Association of Australia is making some quite timely warnings to buyers about the use of finance clauses in contracts. Timely when you consider the tightening restrictions around lending and what's happening with the market as well....

According to the latest CoreLogic home value index results, the pace of declining property values has eased slightly. However, values continued to trend lower in six of the eight capitals, last quarter.  Cameron Kusher from CoreLogic joins me to discuss the results and identifies which...

This week, all of the busiest suburbs for auctions are in Victoria. Glen Waverley tops the list with 19 homes scheduled for auction. Followed by Bentleigh East and Reservoir with 17 and 15 scheduled auctions respectively. Auction activity will increase across the combined capital cities this...

Disruption is the go to word that signals change in a market sector that is both popular and in need of re-modeling.  No surprise then that the finance sector is undergoing change.  Today I will tell you about a new home loan promising to help...

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