Category: First Home Buyers


January 27, 2019

The Importance of Pre-Approvals

The Importance of Pre-Approvals If you haven’t started your property search, or are still looking, a pre-approved loan can be very useful. It gives you a clear picture of what your spending limits are and gives you peace of mind that if you find a property you are really interested in you can move quicklyContinue Reading


November 27, 2018

The great Australian dream – Is home ownership for millennials a reality?

Is the Great Australian Dream to own your own home over? That’s the question on the lips of Millennials around Australia… and indeed many of their parents who are still providing a roof over the head of these 20-plus somethings. Owning your own home used to be considered a rite of passage. Finally, you’ve leftContinue Reading


August 20, 2018

National property pulse check – what’s happening in your market?

If Dorothea Mackellar was here today she might replace her famous poetry line about “ragged mountain ranges” with one about the country’s home price ranges. Just like our natural geography, the nation’s property landscape is one of contrasts. Predicting which markets are on the up and which are heading south is never an exact scienceContinue Reading


August 13, 2018

Factors affecting our property prices

While prices are a product of supply and demand, it’s worth understanding the factors that sit beneath both sides of the equation. In other words, what drives supply and what drives demand? INCOMES Higher household incomes, thanks largely to two-income couples, have seen Australians seek better quality housing, invest more in property and bid-up pricing.Continue Reading


August 12, 2018

Think Local

While you’re getting your head around the macro, don’t lose sight of the micro. Median house prices can vary greatly from suburb to suburb. Here’s the local data house-hunters should have to help make an informed decision.   Price growth While property is a long-term proposition, it’s worth comparing the last five years of priceContinue Reading