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A Non-Level Playing Field

Finally! Someone else has come and said what we have been saying for years: Australia’s housing markets are not operating on a level playing field. On Tuesday, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia found that Australia’s worsening… Read More

RBA Monetary Policy Decision: 4 April 2017

Unsurprisingly, the Board of the RBA has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%. As we have said since late last year, we don’t expect conditions in Australia, or globally, to push the RBA off the… Read More

Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k

First Steps for First-Time Homebuyers to Get Easier from 1 July Victoria’s Labour Premier Daniel Andrews has recently announced 7 new policies in a little under a week to attempt to address the issue of housing affordability (or… Read More

RBA Holding Firm Once Again

Unsurprisingly, the RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5% p.a. at its meeting today, Tuesday, 7 March 2017. In fact, we would not be at all surprised to see rates stay on… Read More

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With 2016 in the Bank, What’s in Store for 2017?

With 2016 in the Bank, What’s in Store for 2017? According to the latest Corelogic data, in 2016 Australian property prices recorded an annualised median price growth of 10.9% p.a., the highest annualised growth for a calendar year… Read More