Libs, Labor or Greens – What’s on offer for home buyers?

Our federal playland in Canberra may have a new lessee in two weeks. Preferences will decide if Albo is our new PM with an assist from the Greens or if Clive and Hanson’s continued climb up the charts will hand the Coalition another victory and keep…

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

Rental availability records new low as vacancies plummet to 0.2%

If you think it’s tough to buy a property in Oz, spare some thought for our renters, who have an average of one per cent of the market when choosing their home. Adelaide is the current titleholder of the lowest rental vacancies in the country - 0.2%…

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

Big bank variable mortgage holders, your time is up!

It was no surprise that all major banks jumped at the chance to increase rates in full as the RBA's first rise in over eleven years came to life. The Reserve Bank's cash rate increase of 25 basis points from historic lows of 0.10 per cent to 0.35 per…

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

Syd and Melb prices decline - Bris becomes Aussie's hottest market

Sydney and Melbourne's prices decline as Brisbane becomes Australia's hottest property market. The latest property results are in from Domain's March 2022 House Price Report.         Domain March 2022 House Price Report   Last year, the sunshine state's…

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

Sweltering Cities & Healthy Homes for Renters 2022 Report

Latest results from the 2022 Summer Survey by Sweltering Cities and Healthy Homes for Renters. 2147 people from 695 postcodes in each state and territory took part and the results are in.          2022 Summer Survey Report   The Summer Survey was open…

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29 April 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

RBA patiently stalls on increasing interest rates – May or June predicted

 Come what May, or June, our first interest rate rise in sixteen months is near, and it may arrive as early as five days from now.         Mortgage holders, get ready for it. We built it and they are coming.   As inflation increases, further interest…

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27 April 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Largest Aussie Rent Increases in Over a Decade

Are you ready for your rent to go up? Domain's latest Rental Report shows rents are rising to 89 per cent for a house and 57 per cent for units.         Is your lease soon to expire during the most significant increase in rental prices in 13 years?…

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

The lowest vacancies in history give landlords the upper hand.

Record vacancy rates in rental properties across the nation are a landlord's and investor's dream scenario. As renters queue in droves for limited housing, returning students, visitors, and businesses all vie for what little in residential housing is…

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

First-Home Loan Deposit Scheme Extended by 10,000

Budget offerings announcing an extension to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme by Housing Minister Michael Sukkar added an additional ten thousand places for first home buyers to enter the Aussie residential market.   "Additional grants will not only…

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6 April 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

1.7 Million New Households by 2032 - Report

Housing availability should bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by around 2024–25 with new household builds expected to exceed new supply with more than 1.7 million new households expected to enter the market from now to 2032.     New household…

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30 March 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate