Buying a property

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding our property markets at present, much of it related to the intense debate between the government and opposition about housing tax policy including treatment of Capital Gains tax and negative gearing and whether these would be good for property...

Lots of questions coming in about what the banks are doing, where rates are headed and how much I can borrow.  Andrew Mirams from Intuitive Finance looks at the difference between serviceability and affordability.   Transcript: Kevin:  One word comes up time and time again when we’re talking...

Patrick Bright - EPS Property Search director and author of the Insider’s Guide to Buying Real Estate joins the chorus of those warning to be cautious about how you buy off the plan   Transcript:   Kevin:  It seems that a popular way for investors to get into the...

[flex_video widescreen="true" vimeo="true"] [/flex_video] Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created a system to model and predict house values and rental rates at the individual property level.   These models have been around for a while and are commonly known as desktop valuations.  It is...

Jessica Darnborough gives us a look inside the Australian finance broking industry with some good advice about how to choose a broker.   Transcript:   Kevin:  More and more, we’re seeing investors right across Australia and New Zealand start to use mortgage brokers, more so than we’ve ever seen...

The head of one of the country’s biggest real estate groups says we have it all wrong when we use auction clearance rates as a measure of how the market is either improving or declining.  He gives us some better indicators.   Transcripts:   Kevin:  Quite often, when we’re...

We ask Pete Wargent to explain why Australian investors are the least willing to embrace new technology when searching for an investment.   Transcript:   Kevin:  When it comes to investing, Australians apparently are the least willing to embrace new technology. That’s according to a study that was done...

Nerida Conisbee from realestate.com.au tells us about a study amongst 28,000 highly engaged listings on their site they used to come up with Australia’s ideal home. She also tells us why buyers are willing to pay $100,000 more if they find it.   Transcript   Kevin:  The ideal home...

Michael Yardney answers Adam’s question about looking for a property with a twist. Transcript: Kevin:  Adam sent me an e-mail that we’re going to address now. Thanks for your e-mail, Adam. “I was wondering if you could ask Michael Yardney to define in greater detail what he...

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