31 May 2014 by Shae Smith
28 April 2014 by Kris Sayce
16 April 2014 by Phil Anderson
The choice is yours: renter, or rentier. But there’s much, much more to be gleaned from a study of the economic rent…
11 April 2014 by Callum Newman
13 March 2014 by Callum Denness
12 March 2014 by Callum Denness
Apartments in Sydney and Melbourne are taking off. But here’s what you need to know before you buy-in to the latest Australian property trend.
30 December 2013 by MoneyMorning
Today’s Money Morning features Phil Anderson on Australian housing, economic cycles, and about what you can expect from the property market in 2014.
24 September 2013 by MoneyMorning
While the US fiddles with monetary policy to meddle with house prices, the Australian government is set to interfere with banks to manipulate mortgage lending.
21 August 2013 by Kris Sayce
So, what’s next for Australian housing/? Is it a ‘miracle market’ that will never crash? Or like the one-time miracle Aussie economy, is its luck about to end?
26 July 2013 by Kris Sayce
Australian property prices are almost back to the 2010 peak. What does this mean? Did Australia miss the housing crash?
26 July 2013 by Dan Denning
Australia’s housing figures were better than expected, but worse than required. New home buyers have not been bullied into the market by lower interest rates.
20 March 2013 by Nick Hubble
Cancelling your mortgage is the best way you can go about protecting yourself from any financial debacle in Australia. And soon, anyone in Australia will be able to find out if they can get their mortgage cancelled too.
19 March 2013 by Nick Hubble
If you had to choose between saving for retirement and paying off your mortgage, which would you choose? It’s an incredibly tough question to answer.
14 March 2013 by Nick Hubble
If your mortgage documentation was manipulated, your loan could be reduced or extinguished altogether. You would own your home with far less debt owing, or no debt at all.
13 March 2013 by Nick Hubble
In a rush to churn out mortgages, lenders altered people’s details on seemingly unimportant paperwork. Victims of this fraud are now able to cancel or reduce their loans.
05 January 2013 by Dan Denning
Greg Canavan reckons the Australian economy is set for a year of pain in 2013. Let’s look at some of the reasons why he just could be onto something…
22 November 2012 by Kris Sayce
In terms of speculative growth the Australian housing market is dead. Full stop.
15 November 2012 by Kris Sayce
‘Our industry has a long history of letting too many people go at the bottom of the cycle and hiring too many at the top.’ – Lloyd Blankfein, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs Mr Blankfein is a guilty man. Not that we’re accusing him of breaking the law. And we most certainly wouldn’t question the business [...]
31 August 2012 by Kris Sayce
‘Building approvals in surprise slide’ – Age Surprise to whom? It doesn’t surprise us. The only people who were surprised by the fall in building approvals were those with their heads stuck in the sand. It’s funny, in recent weeks we’ve seen a bunch of commentary talking about a recovery in the Australian housing market. [...]
30 August 2012 by Kris Sayce
Yesterday we left you with the thoughts of Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor, Glenn Stevens. To recap, here’s what he told the House of Representatives economics committee last week: ‘After that the rate of resource investment is likely to decline, while the export shipments of the resources themselves will pick up. By then we [...]
17 August 2012 by Nick Hubble
If the Eurozone’s GDP is twelve times larger than Australia’s, how much bigger is their financial sector? It’s a trick question. Australia’s financial sector is bigger, if you rank it by stock market capitalisation: These two comments come to mind: ‘Holy smokes Batman,’ and, ‘Where there’s smoke there’s fire.’ At some point, Australia’s obese financial [...]
24 July 2012 by Dr. Alex Cowie
A family friend working in real estate recently told me: ‘Well, there are plenty of sellers, and also plenty of buyers, …but never the twain will meet.’ It’s a tough challenge to bridge the expectations of the two parties. But right now, buyers have the upper hand. They know there’s a fair chance that all [...]
14 July 2012 by Shae Smith
There are two things you can’t discuss at the Smith’s extended family gatherings. Religion and politics. And that’s mostly because there’s no talking when those subjects come up, just yelling, fist pumping and table thumping. And after a recent weekend gathering, we added a third ‘no-go’ topic. After all the noise, thinly disguised name calling [...]
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