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RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 2.0 per cent

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent.  Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but some key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago. This trend appears largely to reflect increased supply, [...]

What’s all this talk about a property bubble in Australia? Evidence may suggest otherwise.

There's been a lot of talk about a property bubble lately, but is there real evidence to support such a case? Leading economists from across Australia have weighed in with their opinions, and the overwhelming majority have predicted quite the opposite to the barrage of headlines making waves across media outlets in recent months. In [...]

Brisbane to buck national easing trend: BIS Shrapnel 2018

National research house BIS Shrapnel predicts Brisbane to be the only capital city to buck the national trend of easing median house prices over the next three years.  The BIS Shrapnel Residential Property Prospects 2015-2018 has just been released, and with it has come a wave of commentary and opinion pieces surrounding capital city performance [...]

Form vs function: Have your say in the debate on apartment design standards.

To understand what makes for great medium and high density living, and to contribute to the current debate on apartment design standards, Assemble is reaching out to you to tell them how you live now – and how you’d like to live in the future – via a national small footprint living survey. The survey [...]

Foreign investment, is it really that bad?

There's no shortage of hype & coverage surrounding foreign investment in Australia's property market, but is it worth all the fuss? There's no denying the amount of foreign investment that has taken place in Australia's property market in recent years. Figures released in the past few weeks by financial services company Credit Suisse estimated that [...]

April Property Snapshot

April Property Snapshot Infographic Relatively low consumer confidence, stricter serviceability requirements for borrowers, tighter lending conditions for investors, affordability challenges and low rental yields are all factors that may contribute to the moderation in housing market conditions over 2015. These factors could be somewhat offset by the low returns from risk free assets and interest [...]

Melbourne rents surge to an all-time high

Recent data indicates that Melbourne's rent have surged to an all-time high, with increases for both houses & apartments. The median asking rent for houses increased by 2.5% over the March quarter to $390 per week, according to Domain Group's rental report released on Thursday.  Unit rents also increased by some 1.4% over the quarter [...]