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By Simon Pressley, Propertyology Head of Research When asked why they haven’t bought an investment property, many Australians say, “I can’t afford it. How am I supposed to pay for it?” I’ve heard it time and again from those who haven’t seen a proper analysis of the...

SQM Research Residential Property Listings Activity and Asking Prices for August 2018 Figures released today by SQM Research reveal national residential listings rose 5.9% in August 2018 to 332,678, with rises in all capital cities with five weekends falling during the month, and some vendors listing...

By Simon Pressley, Propertyology Head of Research As yet another year of underwhelming property market performance rolls in to the next, I’m often asked ‘When will things improve in Brisbane?’ And, while the short answer to the question is ‘whenever the Queensland economy significantly improves’, the...

“The First Home Buyer share of owner occupier housing loans increased again during June 2018 and is now at its highest since late 2012,” stated HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett. Today’s ABS housing finance figures for June 2018 indicate that First Home Buyers accounted for 18.1...

It is not an everyday occurrence to find live termites. I found this colony on a routine pre-purchase building and pest inspection in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. While inspecting the sub floor area we found a rotten stump that appeared to be holding a...

Is a crunch in investor mortgage demand now starting to bite? Dwelling values, particularly those in Sydney and Melbourne, have been falling now for a number of months.  The latest ABS housing finance data indicates that the impact of these falls is now seemingly being felt...

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