Buying a property

Housing in high-crime areas across Australia are outperforming the property market, according to RiskWise Property Research.  The research house discovered high-crime areas, despite expectations, were trumping their safer neighbouring suburbs when comparing their five-year growth to the city’s median.  Vanessa Jones gives us some examples. Transcript: Kevin:  The...

Miriam Sandkuhler explains the possible outcome of a Federal Government initiative announced recently, that comes into effect on July 1, that offers incentives for retirees wanting to downsize from their principal place of residence. Transcript: Kevin:  There was a federal government initiative announced recently to help downsizers, a...

Greg Dickason from Core Logic brings us some startling news that how we are assessed for a loan from a bank is dramatically changing.  We are entering the era of ‘open banking’. Transcript: Kevin:  Joining me on the show and fresh off a plane from America is Greg...

We find out this week about the suburbs the banks don’t like.  As Andrew Mirams points out ‘it is not that they don’t like them it is just that they are hesitant to lend on property in those areas.  So what is it that turns...

LocalAgentFinder, a very fast-growing comparison website has just received a significant shot in the arm, by announcing a brand new heavyweight partnership agreement with the Commonwealth Bank.   CEO Matt McCann explains what this means to you and I. Transcript: Kevin:  We’ve spoken in the show in the past...

What do you do when you go to renovate a property and it has asbestos in it or you think it might have asbestos? What do you do, how do you go about it, how costly can it be, and what are your obligations with...

Sydney may have recorded strong capital growth over the past five years but its long-term performance pales in comparison to smaller capital cities.  Now that is interesting news and I ask Peter Koulizos from PIPA to explain. Transcript: Kevin:  You would definitely be excused for thinking that the...

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