RBA cuts interest rates to record low

The Reserve Bank has cut its official interest rate from 1.5% to a historic low of 1.25%. This was a widely expected result and is the first change in the RBA’s policy setting since August 2016. The RBA governor Philip Lowe suggested an upcoming rate cut in last month’s speech. All 43 economists surveyed by Refinitiv[…]

What a difference an election makes

It really does feel like the real estate market has given a collective sigh of relief, with the coalition retaining power. Irrespective of your political views, the uncertainly surrounding the impact of Labor’s policies on negative gearing and capital gains tax were causing nervousness in the real estate market. This was being reflected in prices continuing[…]

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Purplebricks exit no surprise to those in real estate

Purplebricks is to exit Australia after 2.5 years. I don’t think too many in the real estate industry are going to be surprised by this news. It just goes to show the importance of understanding your market and target audience, which is where I think Purplebricks missed the mark. I know that as a buyer’s[…]

RBA announce rates prior to upcoming election

Despite much anticipation the RBA has decided they will keep rates on hold for another month, announced less than a fortnight out from the federal election. A record low cash rate of 1.5% has now been held since August 2016, although money market traders do not expect it to remain there much longer. It has[…]

RBA’s budget day rates decision

Already using Social Media? Follow wendychamberlain.com.au for the latest about tips and tricks when it comes to buying a home and hiring a buyers advocate. The Reserve Bank of Australia delivered its verdict on interest rates for April 2019, just hours prior to the federal budget being handed down. Despite both economic growth and inflation continuing to[…]

The reserve bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold

RBA rates on hold for 29th consecutive month

The Royal Bank of Australia yesterday announced that interest rates will remain at 1.5 per cent, where it has sat ever since August 2016.   RBA governor Philip Lowe said the low interest rate would continue to support the economy: “Further progress in reducing unemployment and having inflation return to target is expected, although this[…]

Tips for Preparing for and Bidding at Auction – Part II

Auctions are one of the fastest ways to sell or buy a property. By putting your property on auction, you enjoy the benefits of having your home advertised complete with details and photos in national and regional publications, websites and sale boards at the property’s location. Also, your property gets to be promoted to the[…]

Tips for Preparing for and Bidding at Auction – Part I

One way of buying a property in Australia is through an auction. With this option, the buyer has an opportunity to provide bids according to his or her budget. But bidding at property auctions requires certain skills and strategy. It is best that buyers come prepared and armed with a plan to help them succeed[…]

Guide to Buying Your First Home and the Role of a Buyers Advocate

Many first home buyers are overwhelmed about the property market when choosing to buy their first home. With no clear knowledge on the steps to take, they get disappointed not being able to find that dream home after weeks of searching or finding that the advertised price of the property they like has gone up[…]