Kevin’s Update

There were 901 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week returning a preliminary clearance rate of 70.6 per cent. Melbourne was host to 416 auctions this week, returning a preliminary clearance rate of 70 per cent and Sydney recorded a preliminary clearance...

Immigration does increase house prices, but that effect is reduced if a population views new migrants negatively.  We speak to the author of a study on this by Deakin University.  Chris Doucouliagos tells us about how attitude to immigration will affect house prices....

The CoreLogic quarterly rent review shows national weekly rents increased by 0.3% over the second quarter of 2019; slower than the 1.0% increase in the previous quarter and level with rental growth over the June 2018 quarter.  Cameron Kusher looks at what’s ahead for rents....

Clearance up Volumes down 5th record breaking week Last week The combined capital city final auction clearance rate remained above 60 per cent for the 5th consecutive week last week, coming in at 65.4 per cent which once again surpassed the previous week as the highest...

Canberra – Australasia’s national capital is an unusual market.  Unusual in that it appears to be impacted more heavily than any other market in the country around elections.  With the federal election out of the way – what is happening in Canberra?   Simon Chester from...

The problems with some highrise buildings like the Mascot experience recently and the awful events at Opal Tower remind us how risky it can be when buying new and off the plan.  Patrick Bright says is was predictable and he tells us why....

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