Investing in yourself is the answer to house price drops and interest rate rises

Averaging out judgment day scenarios, the future of the Aussie housing market this time 2024 is grim. It isn't good now – wait. It is coming was the call from most larger banks, institutions and economists.           Economists, banking bigwigs and a few…

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26 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

800 Pods house flood-affected in NSW & QLD

The Minderoo Foundation, in partnership with Disaster Relief Australia, Lifeline Australia, The Salvation Army, and Orange Sky, will help people and communities affected by the floods and incorporate resilience strategies to help at-risk communities…

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24 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Ant, Rich, Penny, Jim, and Katy’s big moving day

Around 9am, new Prime Minister Elect, Anthony Albanese, officially became Australia’s 31st PM and, minutes later, a new Deputy PM Elect, in Richard Marles. The Ex PMs decision to add a week of campaigning has Albo on the first plane to Tokyo, leaving…

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23 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

State by State Democracy Sausage Interactive

Your menu today is a selection of tried, tested, and slightly curried snags with the addition of yellow mustard or the new offering to our country’s palate which includes a selection of cured brats served with a side of greens.     Tonight's Specials   A…

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21 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Suburb Search - How long it takes to lease a home?

PropTrack and REA have released a brilliant interactive for every suburb in Australia to check the average amount of time (Days on Market) a vacant house or unit spends prior to signing a new tenancy agreement. In seconds you can browse through thousands…

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20 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Real Estate Wage Price Index shows the highest growth since 2013

The highest WPI (Wage Price Index) through the year growth was recorded in the Rental, hiring and real estate services industry at 3.1% and our industry's highest annual growth rate since the June quarter of 2013.       March quarter 2022 Key statistics…

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19 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Homeownership, real data and your vote

Still unsure where to draw that one on the green form this Saturday? Selecting the top 8 in order is a complicated task; most take a total pass on the expanded version unless you’ve involved some serious web searches, investigative googling, and added…

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18 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

How good is a bad housing policy?

Scotty from marketing is in full soundbite mode as polling shows a decimation of the Coalition come this time next week. Minutes ago, on AM with @SabraLane, the PM was side-stepping the outcome that his new housing policy offer of utilising your…

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16 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Open house - must wear socks n’ slides?

Competition has never been tougher to secure a residential lease. The number of applications per property has significantly increased, and landlords and agencies are hand-selecting, examining, and double-checking every applicant to ensure they have the…

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12 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

2 big units, one lease – applications close in 12 days

A new lessee is only days away from signing in one of Canberra's most sought-after locales. As a nation of landlords is reference checking, adding up points, and deciding which of these big units will we be signing up for a 3-year tenancy in less than a…

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9 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate