How Elections Affect The Property Market

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2019 is a federal election year, with the date most likely to fall sometime before mid-May. And with this election perhaps more than any other, property is at the centre of debate – with the Australian Labor Party making housing affordability one of its main campaigning issues. With that in mind, we thought we’d take…

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Five Things That Could Kickstart Property Prices

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Despite all of the recent talk about softening market conditions, there is still plenty of reason for optimism when it comes to Melbourne real estate. Price falls in property in Australia historically tend to be a slow and orderly correction. Most owners and investors choose to ride things out, rather than sell and risk locking…

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

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If you think you need to spend thousands to make your home eco-friendly, think again. Building better sustainability into your house or apartment doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are five ways of making your home more eco-friendly that won’t cost the earth and should actually save you money in the long run. 1. Ditch…

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How Does The 2018 Budget Affect House Prices?

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Following last year’s budget, which had a lot of focus on cost-of-living and housing affordability, the 2018 budget was light on for measures directly impacting housing and real estate markets. What we did see was a lot of talk about taxes, infrastructure, taxes, the economy, and more taxes. You may have mixed opinions on the…

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What Makes Rents Rise And Fall: 5 Reasons For Each

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Whether you’re an investor focused on strong rental yields or a tenant hoping to avoid the next rent rise, predicting rental market fluctuations is actually possible. Beyond looking at previous price trends, here are the signs to watch out for. Signs of a rental market about to rise Low supply. Long lines of prospective tenants…

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