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Wealth Hits 7-Year Low Due To Property Slump

The struggling Australian property and stock markets have led to the biggest decline in household wealth in seven years, according to a Bloomberg report. The result highlights the pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to resume slashing interest rates. Household wealth dropped 2.1% in the final three months of 2018, the largest decrease since the third quarter of 2011, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Land and property values dropped for a fourth-straight quarter, while pension funds took the brunt of the stock market losses. “Australia is seeing a reversal of its traditional wealth generation method of gearing up to the limit to buy a house and then inflating away debt wi

Common property depreciation explained

Shared assets in strata title lucrative for investors A strata title is used when individuals own part of a property usually called a ‘lot’. This is generally an apartment, unit or townhouse complex which shares ownership of common property including driveways, foyers and gardens. The ownerships are combined through a legal entity called the owners corporation, commonly referred to as a body corporate. Strata title can include residential and commercial properties including units, apartments, townhouses, retail stores, retirement villages and more. Strata title accounted for 54 per cent of BMT schedules ordered in 2017/2019, up from 49 per cent during the previous financial year. Shared asse

Most renters don't believe they will ever own their own home, survey says

That's according to a survey conducted by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) which found home ownership is more important to people than ever - but most believe it's completely out of their reach. Over 92 per cent of renters aspire to own their own home one day, but only 49 per cent believe they actually will. The HIA survey of more than 1,500 Australians found that home ownership is still a key issue. Key findings from the survey: 81 per cent of people think everyday Australians should be able to own their own home 92 per cent of renters aspire to own one day, but only 49 per cent believe they will ever achieve it 80 per cent of people believe owning their own home makes them more finan

Hobart and Adelaide resist downward property price trend

While property prices fall across Australia, Adelaide and Hobart are the two cities bucking the trend according to data from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). Property prices have fallen across Australia with houses declining 2.3 per cent and other dwellings 2.4 per cent, according to the latest research from the REIA. REIA Real Estate Market Facts for the December quarter 2018 saw the weighted average median prices fall the most since December 2011 for houses. REIA President Adrian Kelly said the median price for houses for the eight capital cities decreased to $733,438 over the quarter, with prices falling in all capital cities except for Hobart and Adelaide, and remaining sta

Five growth suburbs for under $500,000

As we look ahead to the upcoming prospect of a change in government, there are a lot of us who would rather just sit back and wait for the smoke to clear before heading into another property investment. The Banking Royal Commission has ended and while credit still remains tight across the country, it’s worth keeping in mind that property investing is a big picture activity and some of the best purchases can be made by overlooking short term events in favour of long-term gains. While there are a number of influences in the market today, the one carrying the most impact is the reduction in borrowing capacity most of us are facing right now. Markets that were once considered cheap are now getti

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