Rental Values On The Up

Rental Values On The Up

A quarterly review of national rents by CoreLogic showed that rents surged 0.5% higher over the month to January 2020 to record a current median rental value of $440/week. This was the highest monthly growth rate in the national rental index since January 2018. 

RBA Drops Rates to an all time low.

RBA Drops Rates to an all time low.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced its decision on the official cash rate for March amid speculation the fallout from COVID-19 would force the bank to ease monetary policy.  The RBA has announced its fourth rate cut in the past 12 months, slashing an already historically low interest rate to 0.5 per cent.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in. Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.

Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

With first-home hopefuls set to face rising prices already in the housing market this year, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme will offer help to a select number of buyers who may not have the backing of wealthy parents.  The scheme will allow 10,000 first-home buyers to purchase their first home each financial year with as little as a 5 per cent deposit, without incurring lenders mortgage insurance.