Melbourne property market

Most media outlets are now talking gloom and doom. Many are saying the Westpac rate increase will lead all banks to increase their rates and therefore stop people buying properties. Many bloggers and print media point to median prices beginning to slow and in many capital cities, apart from Melbourne and Sydney, already in negative […]

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Foreign Investment and a xenophobic money grabbing Government

The vast majority of foreign nationals buying investment properties are buying apartments off the plan. These are the properties that are overpriced by usually 20%+ and are very difficult to lease out. They are quite often inner city or on the fringe in Docklands and Southbank. Foreigners hold them for 3-5 years and then they […]

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Auction Clearance Rates

Auction clearance rates are now offered to us by REIV, APM and RP Data. They are all different as they have a different collection method. They are from different sample sizes, different properties and will just about always be different results. However, the exact number is not what is important. It is the movement, or […]

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