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When Should You Buy or Sell Off-Market?

Over the past 12 months, we’ve started to see a lot more interest in both buying and selling property off-market.

Australian House Prices Rising at the Fastest Rate in 32 Years

The exceptionally strong growth in house prices shows no sign of slowing down with the latest data from CoreLogic showing dwelling values are rising at the fastest rate in 32 years.

Cash Rate On Hold at 0.10%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

The Major Banks Expecting Double-Digit Growth in House Prices

2021 has started in strong fashion as most property markets across the country continue to see rising prices. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, house prices are up once again in February and it appears that the big banks are also predicting significant price gains over the next 12-24 months. Month to date, house prices in our major capital cities are 1.2% higher according to CoreLogic, taking the year to date gains to 1.4%. Out of Australia’s five largest cities, Perth has so far been the strongest this year, with gains of 2.4% followed by Brisbane at 1.5%.

House Prices Close Out 2020 Strongly

Despite experts suggesting house prices were going to see a sharp contraction in 2020, the latest data indicates the opposite has occurred. According to CoreLogic, house prices increased in value across the country in 2020, finishing the year 3.0% higher across the nation.

7 Property Investing Market Fundamentals

Whether you are an aspiring property investor considering taking the plunge or a full time investor wanting to brush up your knowledge, this article gives you seven key property investing market fundamentals to consider.

8 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Property Investing Goals in 2021

Many people will have set property investing goals for the new year and unfortunately, many will fail to achieve them.  Others may not set any goals at all, because it is very easy to just live in the present without a set plan to move forward, which is an easy habit to fall into. Whether you’re a new or existing property investor, it can be incredibly beneficial to set property investing goals to guide your investing for the year to come. These tips can help you set your 2021 property investing goals and ensure you don't lose sight of them and are able to take the necessary steps to see them achieved.

House Prices Continue to Rise Across the Country

Despite the negative headlines early in the year, house prices across the country have continued to rise with experts signalling there could be more gains ahead in 2021.

Find and Assess Subdivision and Development Sites Like a Pro [On-Demand Webinar]

Prospecting for new, feasible development sites is hard. Which is why Real Estate Investar is excited to be partnering with Archistar. We aim to make identifying and assessing small scale property development opportunities as quick, painless and accurate as possible. We are thrilled to be adding Archistar's deep-dive property development software to our already powerful suite of tools to make property development easier for investors. Level the playing field and use the same platform that Mirvac, Frasers and other major property developers are using to assess their next site! Real Estate Investar members will have access to the Archistar "Starting Out" package with the following features: National access Find Sites - search, site details, filter and digital planning library Map Visualisations - base package which includes zoning, overlays, heritage, building height, contours, flooding, bushfire and basic satellite imagery Assess Sites - quick estimate (residual land value) and due diligence reports Domain Listings and Suburb Insights Commercial Real Estate Listings

Property Markets Across Australia Climb in October

The resurgence in the Australian property market has continued in October, with dwelling values increasing in all states except Victoria.

Will the Federal Budget Help Property Investors?

There’s been plenty of attention on this week’s Federal Budget after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg put a clear focus on creating jobs and lifting the economy out of recession. However, was there enough in the budget to help property markets?

5 Mistakes Property Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

While Australian property presents itself as a lucrative, retirement-securing investment strategy, first purchases are generally the confirmation that this may not be the walk in the park you hoped for. Deciding what to buy and calculating growth trends are just the iceberg’s tip when it comes to researching and purchasing an investment property. Here are five mistakes both rookie and veteran property investors make and how to avoid a disastrous start to the pursuit.

CoreLogic Home Value Index

September marked a striking turn in housing market sentiment; consumer confidence increased, new listings rose, and six of the eight capital cities recorded a rise in home values over the month, according to the Core Logic Home Value Index.

Buying Property Sight Unseen - 5 Essential Tips

In the current climate, we are starting to see a big push away from CBDs, with both investors and homebuyers looking to regional areas and even interstate to find properties. With the low level of stock on the market, it is causing a number of buyers to put in offers on properties without ever seeing them. For many people, the idea of buying property sight unseen could be a scary proposition, however, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re mitigating any risks.

Australian Suburbs Where it's Cheaper to Buy than Rent

To own, or to rent? That's the question many investors and home owners ask themselves. So how do you know which option is better for your hip pocket, now and for your future?  The location of your property can help determine which avenue is smarter. This infographic shows the top three suburbs in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that make more sense to purchase than to rent. 

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