Archive for April, 2014

Weekly Property Pulse

Property Pulse

Difficult times for first home buyers

According to a new survey conducted by, 21% of ‘would be’ first home buyers are missing out on entering the property market due to the inability to obtain finance.

Securing finance is proving to be one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when purchasing a property and for first home buyers it … Continue Reading »

Buying A Property at Public Auction


Going Once… Going Twice… SOLD!

Buying a property at auction is one of the most exhilarating experiences in a life time, and on the other hand can also be one of the most stressful.  The good news is that you avoid the stress of an auction with a little planning, guidance and understanding of the auction process. Prior … Continue Reading »

Weekly Property Pulse

Property Pulse

Post Mining Boom… What’s Next?

The construction industry could be the hero that puts Australia’s balance sheet back in the black according to Herron Todd White, Australia’s largest Independent Property Advisory group.

After the mining boom has come to an end and is unable to provide the jobs and economic benefits it has in the past, where will Australia look … Continue Reading »

Zero to 100 in Ten Years


The Internet & Real Estate

There is no argument that the internet has revolutionized the way we search for property, the way we value property and the way we make decisions about property.

Before we had this unlimited and instant online access to information through property portals such as RPData, and to name a few, this space … Continue Reading »

Weekly Property Pulse

Property Pulse

Melbourne Home Value Growth Tops the Nation

Due to a strong demand for Melbourne property, values have increased in March resulting in the largest rise of all capital cities over the first quarter of 2014 according to RP Data’s Robert Larocca, Victoria Housing Market Specialist.

“The Melbourne property market has now moved from recovery into a growth phase. This has … Continue Reading »

What’s the right price for a property?


Are you Paying too much?

A question I’m often asked by different people in the marketplace and there is no right or wrong answer, a property does not come with a recommended retail price, therefore a property’s value becomes subjective to the needs of the buyer.

A property’s market value is made up of a number of variable factors … Continue Reading »




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Interest Rate News

Interest Rates

Cash Rate Remains on Hold at 2.5%

As was widely expected the reserve bank today decided to leave interest rates on hold at 2.5% based on a number of economic factors. This is the eighth consecutive month we have seen no change to the lowest cash rate in 60 years.

The national economy and outlook continues to recover and show … Continue Reading »