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News 16 Jun, 21

How recent changes to government home buying schemes affect you

Ten thousand more places under the FHLDS will be made available from July 1, 2021. This capped scheme enables first home owners to build or buy a new home with as little as five per cent deposit, with the remainder of the required 20 per cent deposit guaranteed by the government. Buyers can use the …

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News 11 Mar, 21

Are apartments a bargain buy?

As house prices rise to record levels on the back of Australia’s COVID recovery, some home hunters are eyeing off apartments as a bargain buy. House price rises have been outpacing unit price rises, as the gap between the two widens. However experts say the discrepancy won’t last. According to respected real estate data provider …

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News 20 Jan, 21

Home buyers borrowing money in record numbers

Record levels of home borrowing are highlighting the faith Aussies have in real estate and are another sign of the resilient nature of our property industry – and another great reason to look at buying your new home now. “The total value of new loan commitments for housing and the value of owner-occupier home loan …

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News 20 Jan, 21

Why hasn’t COVID-19 made Sydney’s property market sick?

When coronavirus hit Australia’s shores early in 2020, most property predictors anticipated a dramatic crash that would see Sydney prices plummet. That didn’t happen, not even close. While it is true that Australia did experience its first recession in over 28 years; wages are still down, unemployment is up and inner city rents in some …