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James Mitchell

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Apartment buildings

‘We have a massive overhang of apartments’: economist explains the...

A leading economic forecaster has explained that interest rates could come back to bite us when they finally return to n...
Westpac

‘Borrowers will raise a glass’: experts speak on landmark case

Big four bank Westpac had a win over ASIC in the Federal Court, which experts believe will prompt borrowers to “raise ...
Aerial shot of Melbourne

Economic trends are turning our cities into ‘people magnets’

Infrastructure investment is failing to keep up with the significant growth of Australian cities, according to Ken Morri...
Steve Waters

‘Tip of the iceberg’: More dodgy buildings in the pipeline

Media reports of stress fractures and dodgy building quality are just the beginning of a serious problem for Australian ...
Chris Jordan

The devil in the details for investors chasing depreciation benefits

Even the smartest investors may be surprised to find out exactly what items are eligible for tax deductions. ...
APRA chairman sets sights higher on ‘improvements’ to lending

APRA chairman sets sights higher on ‘improvements’ to lending

The prudential regulator has claimed while its curbs on investor and interest-only lending have been successful, there i...
wellness movement,  third largest global wellness property market

How the wellness movement will change property

Australia is set to be the third-largest global wellness property market, with the global wellness property and communit...
Property prices, countercyclical buffers, property management, property market, house prices

APRA claims property prices have signalled risk for ‘some time’

The regulator believes it can successfully cool house prices and contain risk without relying on countercyclical buffers...
RBA, house prices, property market

RBA shows indifference towards house prices

The RBA has claimed, much like APRA, that it does not have any targets for housing prices, despite warning about the ris...
Housing market, rate rises, house rates, investing, investment, Westpac

Rate rises will lead to ‘major adjustment’ in housing market: West...

Westpac’s chief economist Bill Evans predicts that if the RBA lifts the cash rate, the housing market will change sev...
lending restrictions, APRA, investors, investing, investment

APRA keen to 'step back from' investor lending restrictions

Restrictions placed on investors were only meant to be “temporary”, APRA’s chairman said, as the restrictions m...
first home buyers, rental market, property investments

Investors continue to defy APRA curbs

The latest housing finance figures show that property investors bounced back over August and first home buyers returned ...
ANZ

ANZ sees ‘further evidence’ of cooling property market

A combination of factors is weighing on the Australian real estate market, with ANZ flagging a continued slowdown in pri...
Property market

Deloitte sees ‘storm clouds’ for NSW property market

NSW and Victoria will soon be shown to have “clay feet” as reality catches up with “stupidity in housing markets...
holding a house model

NSW government announces housing reforms

The state government has announced a raft of measures to improve housing affordability, including giving first home buye...

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