The reserve bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold

RBA keeps rates on hold despite their less optimistic view of the Australian economy

After a 2 month summer break, the RBA has kept interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent. In recent times the RBA has maintained a fairly optimistic view on the economy, however they did note in the post-meeting statement that “downside risks” have increased. Today’s meeting confirmed that the RBA hasn’t changed course, maintaining[…]

First Home Buyers Slowly Getting Back in the Property Market

Amidst the housing downturn in Australia, first home buyers have been noted to be getting back in the property market. Latest data from the ABS Housing Finance report showed that first home buyers have availed of new housing loans in more than six years. Specifically, 18.3 percent of owner-occupier loans were taken out in November[…]

Buyer’s Agent Burwood – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Burwood can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Buyer’s Agent Albert Park – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Albert Park can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Buyer’s Agent Seddon – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Seddon can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Buyer’s Agent Montmorency – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Montmorency can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Buyer’s Agent Montrose – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Montrose can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Melbourne Auction Results | 8th December 2018

Melbourne recorded a low auction clearance rate of 44 percent over the weekend. This was an improvement as the clearance rates fell below 40 percent on four weekends this spring. The number of scheduled auctions on Saturday was 1,057 while the number of reported auctions was 755. The number of properties sold was 353 with[…]

Reserve bank of australia keeps rates on hold

RBA keeps rates on hold at record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 per cent at the December meeting of its board, the last meeting for 2018. This is the 26th consecutive time the bank has left the rate on hold, the lowest on record. This record period of inaction by the RBA has now[…]

Stricter Lending Criteria Affect Homebuyers and Home Sales

Houses for sale in Australia are now experiencing longer listing times now that banks have tightened their lending criteria for potential homebuyers. In Sydney alone, homes were taking 43 days on average to sell based on data from CoreLogic. Darwin had the slowest turnover with 93 days while properties in Hobart were selling the fastest.[…]