Investment Property

Chance of an RBA interest rate cut in 2019?

The Reserve Bank of Australia hasn’t increased interest rates in several years – and according to Shane Oliver, chief economist with AMP Capital, that isn’t likely to change any time soon.

RBA leaves the cash rate on hold

The cash rate remains unchanged for the 28th consecutive month, marking the longest period ever for static rates

New home approvals still falling

New data shows sliding new home approvals slid, and HIA linked the downturn to the current credit crunch

Auction market shows signs of life

Auction volumes have started to track higher over the previous weeks, with clearance rates across combined capital cities also improving

How property profits can fund life’s unexpected twists

People invest in property for dozens of different reasons. The main goal is generally make a profit, obviously, but sometimes, somewhere along the way, real estate can deliver life lessons of a totally different kind…

Tasmanians grapple with higher rents

Tasmania’s capital city topples Sydney as the least affordable city to rent in. Median rents in metropolitan Hobart are now unaffordable, even for middle-income households

Housing prices to fall through 2019

Home values will likely continue declining next year, with Sydney and Melbourne to register larger drops than other markets

$120bn of interest-only mortgages to go P&I

Around $120bn of interest-only mortgages will revert to principal-and-interest loans over the next three years – and many borrowers won't qualify to refinance under stricter new lending criteria

Perth and Darwin home values slump severely

A recent report reveals that home prices in most capital cities are dropping, with capitals of Western Australia and Northern Territory leading the downward trend