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Sep 30, 2020

How long does it take a typical young couple to save a deposit to buy a first home in the current environment?

 

The answer is: Less than a year in most of our capital cities and less than 18 months in Sydney.

 

But you wouldn’t know it if you’ve tuned into the headlines over the past week, in the wake of another...


Sep 24, 2020

The trend I call the Exodus to Affordable Lifestyle is the strongest impacting real estate right across Australia – and many parts of Regional NSW are well situated to benefit from it. Regional centres in NSW are also well-placed to thrive from other core factors that are impacting real estate markets: • first-home...


Sep 23, 2020

Some of the economists who six months ago predicted big falls in property prices are now changing their positions.

Firstly, because the collapse in property prices that they forecast hasn’t happened - and secondly because the forward indicators suggest there is growth ahead.

Westpac was one of those who suggested back...


Sep 19, 2020

Adelaide has been one of the strongest capital city markets throughout the pandemic period. While average house values have edged downwards in Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide has had a series of growth months since February 2020. In the six months covering March to August, Adelaide had four months in which house...


Sep 18, 2020

Finding the best value property is the goal of every property buyer. But where can home buyers and investors find genuine pockets of value in Sydney’s property market? Prices have declined but remain quite resilient in the face of the economic lockdown. The spring property season has just commenced, and we...