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RBA keeps cash rate at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate steady for a 10th straight meeting and signalled it won’t be in any rush to join offshore banks in moving towards near-term interest rate hikes. Board members left the overnight cash rate at 1.5 per cent, where it’s been since last August, as was forecast […]

Tax-saving strategies to get in place before June 30

The end of the financial year will ring in many changes to superannuation and personal allowances while ringing out popular concessions for property investors and home buyers. Adrian Raftery, an associate professor in tax, financial planning and superannuation at Deakin University, says now more than ever it’s crucial for individuals and small business owners to […]

How the Federal Budget will impact property

In the 2017 Federal Budget, a range of measures were announced that should have a positive impact on the market in terms of increasing supply and helping young buyers purchase their first home. There has been a lot of pressure on both state and federal governments to ‘fix’ the affordability issue, so long as they don’t […]

Should we really fear this housing bubble talk?

Is there a real story behind all this housing bubble talk, or are there a lot of publicity seekers simply blowing a lot of hot air bubbles? It doesn’t seem that we can get past one day without some media outlet reporting that we are living on the edge of the economic abyss and we’re […]

The NSW Government has developed a new package of measures designed to improve housing affordability across NSW

These policies take into account the difficulty that first home buyers face in entering the market, the state’s growing population and the need to ensure that development occurs close to essential infrastructure such as roads, railway lines and schools. The package aims to give home buyers a fair go by increasing grants and concessions available to first home […]

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces housing affordability reforms

First home buyers will be helped into the property market with more than $1 billion of stamp duty concessions and measures to level the playing field with investors under reforms unveiled by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to tackle housing affordability. But the NSW government is being criticised for an absence of measures to boost the construction […]

Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about

Housing was a hot button topic for the 2017/2018 federal budget, so it’s no surprise there were a raft of changes for real estate. The new measures have impacted on a variety of housing rules from first-home buyers’ savings strategies to what investors can claim at tax-time. Here are the five big announcements to know about. More supply is […]