Mar 24, 2023
The State Government in Queensland has been devoting itself recently to demonstrating why Australia has a rental shortage crisis.
Vacancy rates are the lowest ever recorded and rents are rising in most markets across the nation - because the people who supply rental properties have been consistently and systematically...
Mar 13, 2023
Recently there have been media headlines along the lines of “Rental crisis shows no sign of softening”, as if there was an expectation that vacancies should be rising and rents easing.
Of course there are no signs of the rental shortage crisis
It’s going to get considerably worse before it gets...
Mar 12, 2023
The good news about interest rates is that it appears we are at, or near, the end of the cycle of rising mortgage rates.
That’s if you can believe the words of the Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe.
But of course, we can’t believe him because he’s the guy who kept telling us he wouldn’t be lifting interest...
Mar 7, 2023
One of the best ways to be sure that a property market will be a good performer long-term is to confirm that it’s under-pinned by a strong local economy.
I believe property markets are local in nature and that the strength or otherwise of property markets depends largely on events in their local economies.
So we at...
Mar 3, 2023
It’s become abundantly and alarmingly clear that the Federal Government is coming for us with new taxes on real estate and superannuation.
Headed by Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers, the Government clearly has plans for more and higher taxes on real estate, with not even the family home safe from the intrusion of...