Archive for February, 2015

New South Wales top pick of investment hotspots

New South Wales has cemented its position at the top of the property ladder for another year, proving itself an investment stronghold and a bastion for new home building. CoreLogic RP Data research shows the state accounted for the value majority of investor commitments in December last year, with stellar strength in construction and ideal lending conditions expected to boost … Read more »

National vacancy rate improves in January

When you are investing in property to rent, vacancy rate figures can give a reliable indication of the market’s strength. It was a auspicious start to the new year for investors in New South Wales, with the latest SQM Research data showing that the national vacancy rate declined in the first month of 2015.

Many of the capital cities recorded declining … Read more »

Buying a home: How to make an offer

When you have finally found on a property you love, the next step on the ladder is purchase. Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions of your life and with so much money at stake, it’s extremely important to understand as much as possible about the process. Before you are legally or financially bound to the home, … Read more »

Sydney’s home values maintain growth

For those property owners who are considering putting their home up for sale, the latest data from CoreLogic RP will affirm Sydney’s resilience as the ideal locale. While the findings indicates that house price momentum has slowed markedly across the combined capital cities over the past five years, values in the New South Wales capital have continued to climb.

The CoreLogic … Read more »

RBA: Sydney prices remain concerning

In an address to the House of Representative Standing Committee on Economics, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said that while burgeoning prices in the Sydney property market are a concern, its regulation body is taking all measures necessary to ensure the market does not overheat.

Value growth in Sydney might not have reached the peaks of previous years, but … Read more »

Sydney rents continue to climb

Prices for rental properties in Sydney look set to continue their upwards climb, with Domain Group’s Rental Report for the December 2014 quarter indicating that rising construction and investment activity is not likely to provide tenants with much relief. However, the capital growth opportunitiesĀ for those looking to property investment in the New South Wales capital are plentiful.

According to Domain Group’s … Read more »

No let up for Sydney’s gains

Sydney continues to outperform many other parts of the country in terms of its property price growth, offering reassurance to investors and anyone who has already bought property. Results of the January CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index reveal that last month alone, prices in the Harbour City marked a rise of 1.4 per cent, the second highest in the … Read more »

Official opening for South West Rail link

One of the main attractions to Sydney property is its access to so many great transport links. Whether you live outside of the CBD and need to commute in – or vice versa – there’s no shortage of ways to get from A to B.

Options have just improved even further, thanks to the official opening of the South West Rail … Read more »

Strong Sydney price growth influences RBA decision

Would-be borrowers have been waiting since December to see what the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) next cash rate decision would be – and it’s finally here. On February 3, the RBA announced that the cash rate was to be lowered to 2.25 per cent, making it an all-time low for the country.

Several reasons were given for this decision, ranging … Read more »

How should I prepare my home for an open inspection?

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression and this is something that’s certainly worth considering when selling your home.

An open inspection is a good way of getting people through the door and showing exactly why they should buy your property, but some careful planning could be just what you need to increase … Read more »