Australia’s property market

After a period of downturn, Australia’s housing market is now starting to look a little healthier. According to the housing finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Aussie households got 3.9% more new home loans in July than June – that’s after a 1.9% uptick in June and marks the fourth monthly increase…

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first home buyers

In May 2019, as part of their bid for re-election, Australia’s Liberal Party announced a new scheme to help people buy their first home. Called the “First Home Loan Deposit Scheme”, the grant-style support would help eligible first home buyers with up to 15% of their deposit, and save them having to take out Lenders’…

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property market election implications

Local and internationally based owners of property in Australia were on tenterhooks about property market election implications in the weeks prior to 18 May 2019. A Labour Party win would bring significant disadvantages for property owners, particularly investors. A Liberal/National Coalition win would see the status quo prevail. The outcome – a resounding Coalition win…

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