Bank Of Mum And Dad: Loan It Or Lose It

One question we are advising clients on more frequently these days revolves around them wanting to help their children financially, but at the same time protect that money to ensure it stays in the family. Some interesting figures from 2017 pointed to family members, essentially the Bank of Mum and Dad, being the fifth largest Read More

Melbourne and Sydney House Prices Rise Following Federal Election In Sign Of Property Market Improvement

Auction clearance rates rose strongly last week following the federal election, led by far stronger performances from the Sydney and Melbourne markets. According to data from CoreLogic, median home prices in Sydney and Melbourne also increased last week. The federal election result, along with likely rate cuts from the RBA and an easing in lending Read More

‘There’s No Need To Lose Confidence’: Why 2019 Is A Good Time To Buy

While recent headlines on the housing downturn may prompt uncertainty, property experts say that prospective buyers shouldn’t be discouraged. Much is being written on declining sales results in Australia’s capital city property markets, particularly Melbourne and Sydney. However, these price falls follow a prolonged period of exceptional growth and the market’s underlying fundamentals remain strong. Read More

Melbourne Auction Market ‘Bounces Back’ With Big Sales

Melbourne’s auction market appears to have “bounced back” from a miserable end to 2018, with agents reporting strong bidder numbers and sales well above reserve. The city’s clearance rate has also risen above 50 per cent for consecutive weeks, with CoreLogic recording a 54.2 per cent preliminary figure from 657 auctions last week and 52.4 Read More

New Data Reveals Where House Prices Will Fall Over The Next Six Months

The worst is still to come for the weakening Sydney and Melbourne property markets, with new data predicting tightened lending and the abolishment of negative gearing will drag prices down further. Despite those forecasts,’s property figures present a more positive outlook for the fledgling market than has elsewhere been predicted, well short of the Read More

Where To Buy In 2019 So You Can Cash In On The Next Property Boom

Melbourne’s inner-ring suburbs have been tipped to lead the charge when the city’s property market begins rising again. But Geelong has been a surprise inclusion in WBP Group expert and The Block regular Greville Pabst’s tips on 10 suburbs where investors could buy now to cash in later. “I’m expecting the next upswing will commence Read More