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  1. 20 January 2014 Housing finance through the roof

    Home loan approvals in November reached their highest level in more than four years, according to new data released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  2. 13 January 2014 Housing approvals rise again

    New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows approval growth was strongest in Queensland, up 4.9 per cent, followed by South Australia, up four per cent.

  3. 2 September 2013 Housing picks up where mining leaves off

    Home prices are reported to be lifting at the fastest annual rate in more than two and a half years.

  4. 2 September 2013 Consumer sentiment stronger as housing finance increases

    Optimism among property investors is rising.

  5. 26 August 2013 Stronger market awaits election outcome

    The Federal election is likely to free up the property market regardless of the outcome, according to property experts.

  6. 26 August 2013 NT Property market on the up

    The latest House Price Index points to increased confidence in the greater Darwin property market.

  7. 17 July 2013 The value of vegetation in inner city Melbourne

    Melbourne-based buyers' advocate ‘Secret Agent’ has surveyed the impact that greenery, from median strips to front gardens, can have on property values.

  8. 7 July 2013 Damaging your home borrowing power is easier than you think

    Many people don’t realise how heavily late payments can impact on their credit rating cautions Heidi Armstrong, chief executive of State Custodians.

  9. 4 July 2013 5 keys to successful property investing

    Nila Sweeney, managing editor of Your Investment Property magazine, says there’s so much ‘noise’ in the property market that if you followed all the ‘chatter’ and prognostications you would be scared to make a move. She offers five tips on what to do.

  10. 2 July 2013 Property preferences are changing

    A barometer of property trends for 2013 shows increasing buyer interest in new properties as well as an 8% increase in investor interest to purchase.

  11. 24 June 2013 Rental demand key to finding best property

    Sixty-six per cent of investors in a recent survey ranked tenant demand above other factors in choosing an investment property.

  12. 12 June 2013 Quick ways to get your SMSF ready for property

    Paul Cahill, CEO of ‘Club Plus Super’, the superannuation fund set up for Club Industry employees in New South Wales and ACT, suggests five steps investors can take to prepare themselves for SMSF property investing.

  13. 4 June 2013 Invest now but be cautious

    Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) reports that while property investment opportunities are the best seen in years, potential buyers should remember to differentiate between advisers and marketers.

  14. 28 May 2013 8 per cent growth predicted for two cities

    There is speculation that property prices could rise by 8% in Sydney and Perth this year.

  15. 24 May 2013 Property investors face greater ATO scrutiny

    The Government will invest almost $78 million over the next four years to to strengthen its capacity to uncover tax avoidance schemes.

  16. 22 May 2013 Confidence surges in the property market

    The number of active buyers likely to be in the market for a home loan over the next year has risen by almost 50%.

  17. 10 May 2013 Darwin set for further growth

    Major resource projects are likely to further reinforce the Northern Territory’s economic position and demand for housing.

  18. 8 May 2013 Best property market performance since 2010

    Australian Property Monitors’ senior economist, Andrew Wilson, says the national housing market has recorded its best start to a year since 2010.

  19. 7 May 2013 Do your sums to see if a no-commission home loan works for you

    Finance expert Effie Zahos of Money magazine isn’t convinced about ‘no-commission’ home loans. She cautions that they might not lead you to the cheaper lenders.

  20. 6 May 2013 Rates expected to drop even further

    Weak economic indicators have led some experts to predict further interest rate cuts by mid year.

  21. 22 April 2013 Build real estate knowledge

    It might not be as easy as ABC, but learning key property terms is a great idea.

  22. 12 April 2013 Rates have hit the bottom

    Interest rates appear to have bottomed out, causing analysts to wonder if investors should now be bracing for increases?

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