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The Reserve Bank of Australia is being urged to keep the official cash rate on hold when it meets for its next monetary policy meeting tomorrow.

Housing Industry Association chief economist Harley Dale said there was no justification for an interest rate hike.

“The presumption that a clinical, narrow focus on hiking interest rates is the right course of action is inappropriate in the post-GFC environment,” he said.

"Australia’s economic growth reflects a range of sectoral pulse rates at present and the idea that Australia will somehow fall in a ditch if short term action is not taken by the RBA to address potential pressures in one sector is nonsense.”

Mr Dale said while the weather-distorted March quarter is now well behind Australia, partial indicators for the June quarter are so far weighted towards negative updates.

“On top of this, the global economy continues to wobble, while at home the debilitating impact of the credit crunch tends to be underestimated,” he said.

"Furthermore, the sensitivity and vulnerability of the household, manufacturing, and services sectors to a further lift in interest rates goes way beyond the simplicity of the tangible negative impact from a hike. Anybody who can't grasp that fact needs to consider getting out more."

"Australia sits in a different position to other OECD countries and stands out as already having undertaken a considerable tightening of interest rates. Further lifting of interest rates now would be an ill-conceived gamble and the appropriate course of action is to leave rates on hold.”

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With the softening market impacting property values in many parts of Australia, Sally Dale, Opteon state director for NSW, ACT and Qld joins us to discuss the importance of valuations in the current property market

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Joining host Phil Tarrant, Sally will draw on her 25 years of experience in valuation and discuss the processes involved in arriving at a value for a particular property. She will also share how that process differs between commercial and residential properties and the difficulties which regional property valuations can present.

Sally will unpack the importance and cost of regular valuations on your properties, discuss whether presentation and owner input can sway a valuation and share what you should look for when seeking a reputable property valuer.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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A joint property portfolio before they were even living together

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