Mortgage Focus – March 2019

Autumn has arrived and as the weather cools, property markets around the country are starting to heat up. Auction numbers and clearance rates are a bit low for this time of year, but private home sales are going along quite strongly. Nevertheless, home values are continuing to fall in many areas, and if you’re in […]

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Mortgage Focus January 2019

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed some quality time with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year break. Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019. As many people are still on their summer holidays, there’s not much happening in our property markets this month. Few auctions have been listed around the country […]

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Mortgage Focus – November 2018

November is an exciting month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into high-gear and we begin the countdown to Christmas. It’s an exciting time for property buyers too, as auction clearance rates continue to slide, and sellers struggle to get their price in the spring property market. Interest Rate News At its November Melbourne Cup […]

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Mortgage Focus May 2018

Can you believe it’s already May? If you’ve been thinking about a 2018 property purchase, here’s why now is a great time to go for it. Firstly, the cash rate remains unchanged at a record low level. Secondly, home values and auction clearance rates are falling in many markets around the country, so conditions look […]

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Mortgage Focus April 2018

We hope you had an amazing Easter long weekend and the Easter Bunny was very generous! March was an exciting month in the property world. In the week prior to Easter, we saw the highest volume of auctions ever recorded across the combined capital cities, and by Melbourne individually. Meanwhile, most capital city home values […]

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Mortgage Focus March 2018

The busy Autumn property season is upon us, and what an exciting time of year it is! In recent weeks, we’ve seen auction volumes surge as one of the year’s peak selling periods kicks into gear. With so much more stock on the market, property prices in some markets are falling, so you could have […]

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Mortgage Focus February 2018

We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and that you’ve survived the back to school rush! Action in our property markets has been slow over the summer break but now that we’re back at work, things are bound to heat up. If purchasing a property was on your new year resolution list and you’ve been […]

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Mortgage Focus January 2018

We hope that you and your family enjoyed a fantastic Christmas and New Year! With the summer holidays in full swing, auction activity in our property markets around the country has been a little quiet as home buyers forgo the open inspection circuit in favour of the beach. So this month let’s do a review […]

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Mortgage Focus November 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re already into November and Christmas is only weeks away! The spring property market is really heating up, with the number of auctions in our capital cities reaching a record high at the end of October. At the same time, rises in home values seem to have stalled and clearance rates […]

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Mortgage Focus October 2017

There’s a certain buzz in the air at this time of year, as the weather warms up and the property market gets into full swing. Buyers continue to come out of hibernation and snap up properties during the spring selling season. If you’re one of the lucky ones about to make an exciting property purchase, […]

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Mortgage Focus September 2017

Spring has sprung and isn’t it a glorious time of year? It’s traditionally the time for change and new beginnings! If you’ve been considering a property purchase, now could be the time to get out there, enjoy the sunshine and start your property hunt. Perhaps you’ve been considering refinancing to a fresh new mortgage that’s […]

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Mortgage Focus May 2017

It’s been an interesting month for the housing market, with most capital cities experiencing softer growth in April than in the first three months of 2017. Hobart is leading the way as the strongest housing market, with home values increasing 5.1% over the past three months. In Melbourne and Sydney home value growth slowed in […]

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