Category Archives: Real Estate News

The Aussie dream of home ownership is evolving

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 28th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

A Commonwealth Bank survey of more than one million Australians has found that the great Australian dream of home ownership is still alive, however the traditional notion of a quarter acre block in the suburbs is being challenged. Just under half of those surveyed (48 per cent) said that they believe their property dream is […]

Investor slowdown making it easier for first home buyers

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 26th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Tougher lending restrictions on property investors are starting to have the desired effect of cooling down investor activity, making it a great time for home buyers to take a look at their options. A recent report from CoreLogic has found that investor demand is now slowing, however it’s still too early to tell if this […]

The return of the first home buyer

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 19th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

With a raft of new housing measures brought in from both the state and federal government to tackle housing affordability, there’s no better time for first home buyers to start looking at their property options. As part of this year’s federal budget, changes were made to help young people save more using their super account. […]

Will housing reforms make property more affordable?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 12th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

First home buyers in Sydney and Melbourne have been having a tough time of late, but will the latest changes in stamp duty fees help with affordability? A recent CoreLogic Perceptions of Housing Affordability report found that stamp duty was the biggest hurdle for many buyers, with 74 per cent of survey respondents stating that stamp duty […]

Capital city price falls in May

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 7th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

The latest property data from CoreLogic has revealed a national fall in property prices in capital cities across the country. The Home Value Index for May 2017 showed a month-on-month decline of 1.1 per cent for home values across the combined capitals, however it should be noted that prices are still 8.3 per cent higher than […]

Why interest rates are on the move

Posted by Living in Fairfield on May 29th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Australia’s official cash interest rate might be on hold for the moment, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for most people’s mortgage rates. Banks and lenders have raised their fixed and variable for owner-occupiers and investors over the last month. Investors have experienced the most significant price increases, with principal & interest loans increasing […]

Key property measures from the Federal Budget 2017

Posted by Living in Fairfield on May 17th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Looking to buy or sell this year? Wondering if the latest Federal Budget will affect your plans? This year’s Federal Budget has brought about a number of changes to the property industry. While this year’s changes may not be the saviours that some people had hoped for, particularly in regards to housing affordability, they might […]

Is 2017 the year to sell property?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on May 8th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

A large percentage of Australians believe that 2017 is a good time to sell, according to a recent study commissioned by LocalAgentFinder. The study, done in partnership with insights company PureProfile, surveyed 1,001 Australians and found that 62 per cent of Australian home owners believe 2017 will be a good year to buy, while 73 […]

Fixed rate deals have hit the bottom of the cycle

Posted by Living in Fairfield on May 1st, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

If you’ve been waiting for the best fixed rate home loan deals you’re going to need to move fast with the four major banks announcing increases to their fixed interest rates. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, NAB and ANZ have all announced increases in their fixed loan deals with hikes across both owner occupier and investment products. Interest […]

Housing market makes a strong start for the year

Posted by Living in Fairfield on April 26th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Six capital cities have seen solid price growth during the first quarter of the year, according to Domain. The Domain State of the Market Report for the March quarter revealed that the national median housing price has grown by 2.2 per cent over the first 3 months of the year, making for a 10.2 per cent […]

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