New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers

  Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you.  Government proposals around improving housing affordability in Australia were passed through parliament on 7 December 2017. As part of the changes, first-home buyers will be given a tax concession through the ability to save for a home deposit inside of super,…

Housing affordability down, rental affordability up

Despite national figures, there are still windows of opportunity within different Australian states. Aussie home owners are now forking out nearly a third of their annual income to meet average home loan repayments, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia.1 The group said while home loan affordability showed a slight decline in the second…

What's in store for the property market this spring?

We interviewed Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist, to see what lies ahead for spring of 2017.  

When Would I Refinance My Mortgage

When Would I Refinance My Mortgage Heard about mortgage refinancing? In the past, most people who took out a mortgage doggedly continued with it until they had paid it off. These days, people refinance their mortgage much more frequently. The average duration of a home loan in Australia now is just 4-5 years. Here we look at…

Is the outside of your property turning buyers off?

Is the outside of your property turning buyers off? Are you in the process of selling your home or thinking about it in the not too distant future?

Can a buyer's agent help you buy a property?

Can a buyer's agent help you buy a property? If you’ve ever bought a property you’ll know it can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Hours spent searching, days lost to viewings and waiting on the edge of your seat to hear back on an offer. Not to mention attending an auction where even the opening…
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