Will your budget stretch beyond the sticker price?

House prices have surged, meaning hidden costs associated with buying a home have jumped too. If you’re on the hunt for a new property, it’s worth checking your budget still covers the extras that can add tens of thousands to your costs. In the past two years, the average house price in Australia has leapt […]

Pitfalls and hidden gems

Navigating the dos and don’ts of investment property returns. Rental properties and holiday homes are once again in the sights of the Australian Tax Office, which has had growing success identifying erroneous claims. Last year about 70 per cent of returns related to investment properties audited by the ATO had to be amended, most often […]

Think local

While you’re getting your head around the macro, don’t lose sight of the micro. Median house prices can vary greatly from suburb to suburb. Here’s the local data house-hunters should have to help make an informed decision.

Factors affecting our property prices

While prices are a product of supply and demand, it’s worth understanding the factors that sit beneath both sides of the equation. In other words, what drives supply and what drives demand?