Property Market Predictions – QBE Report 2019

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 11, 2019

According to QBE’s Australian Housing Outlook 2019-2022, house prices across all the capital cities are set to grow in the next three years. With Brisbane house prices expected to grow by as much as 20.3%, it may very well be the next property hotspot, it is followed by...

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First Home Buyers Flock Back To Market

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 31, 2018

Is the tide turning for first home buyers? With interest rates still at record lows and the pressure on investment lending continuing, pockets of the real estate market are looking brighter for first home buyers (FHBs) for the first time since 2010. That’s according to...

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Australian Property Market In 2015: 3 Things You Need To Know

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 26, 2015

Property prices aren’t slowing down on the east coast Did you know that almost every Australian capital city saw an increase in median property prices over the past 12 months to May? That’s according to MyRPData’s May Property Snapshot, which found that Sydney is still...

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8 Tricks To Save For A Home Loan

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 12, 2015

Let’s face it, having a regular savings plan was a lot easier when you were younger: you might have been earning a lot less but you didn’t have to keep up with things like rent and bills. You’re probably earning a higher wage now but with property prices continuing to...

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Have You Ever Seen Your Credit File?

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 17, 2014

Have you ever seen your credit file? According to the most recent estimates from credit reporting agency illion (formerly Dun & Bradstreet), 9 out of 10 Australians haven’t! In addition, the Australian Retail Credit Association found that 6 out of 10 haven’t even heard...

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Sydney Property Prediction: $48.5m By 2064!

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 24, 2014

Sydney property prices to soar?! Could a house in Sydney be worth $48.5 million by 2064? Please think of the children! Sydney has long been the biggest culprit of bloated property prices, but trying to predict what the market will do in the next 12 months, let alone the next...

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Property Prediction: Brisbane Beats Sydney

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 14, 2014

New figures are tipping property prices in Brisbane to grow by as much as 17 per cent over the next three years, almost twice as much as Sydney. That’s according to the latest research from QBE, which found that improvements in Brisbane’s inner region and middle suburbs...

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What Causes Home Loan Defaults?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 16, 2014

Many Australians believe that rising interest rates have the biggest impact on the rate of mortgage defaults. Although high interest rates do put pressure on homeowners, the reality is that there are a number of other factors that play a larger role in perpetuating ‘mortgage...

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APRA Tells The Banks What To Do

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 5, 2014

Did you know that the Australian government monitors and reviews the lending criteria of the banks? The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released for consultation ‘APG 223 – Residential Mortgage Lending’, a draft prudential practice guide intended to...

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Property Prices To Head South…Maybe

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 1, 2014

Property prices in Australia have hit a 10-year high but quarterly figures suggest the growth is slowing. In its latest report, House prices: just the facts, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Global Markets Research Team found that house prices rose by 10.7 per cent over the 12 months...

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