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Buying your dream home just became easier

Great news for homebuyers – on 5 July 2019, APRA introduced a new reform that allows borrowing institutions to set their own interest rate buffer of at least 2.5 per cent, which as a result could give you access to better borrowing power.      Interest rates explained   Serviceability assessment is...

SEQ Suburbs Lead National Price Growth

Price growth in Australia is being led by suburbs around the Brisbane region, with many of them having experienced a double-digit growth. At the top of the list is Gumdale, having seen a rise in price of almost 40 per cent in the 12 months to May and is currently sitting at a median of $1.1 million...

Brisbane A Hotspot For First Home Buyers

The latest property guide by PRDnationwide Research names Brisbane as Australia's top hotspot for first home buyers. Queensland's capital offers people a chance to get on to the property ladder with 42.4 per cent of its suburbs sitting below a median of $500,000. The suburbs of Nudgee, Everton Park...

RBA slashes cash rate to new historic low

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the official cash rate for the second time this year to a new historic low of 1 per cent at today’s board meeting. It is hoped the cut of 0.25 percentage basis points, which was widely expected by many economists, will stimulate our slowing economy but is...

Confident Gold Coast Property Market

Gold Coast's median house price recorded the second-highest growth in the first quarter, according to REIQ's Quarterly Market Monitor. While the market had softened throughout the nation, Gold Coast saw a 0.8 per cent rise in its median house price. It is the third most expensive LGA of Queensland...

BCC Reveals Major Projects in Brisbane

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner's has revealed the 2019-2020 council budget that will bring his vision for a greener Brisbane to life. The majority of these projects will tackle congestion and accessibility but also aims to facilitate a greener lifestyle with five new bridges and the largest park in...

Brisbane Value Reaches Record High

New figures from REIQ shows continual growth in Brisbane LGA prices, which have reached a new record high despite continuing reports of the softening national markets. The latest release of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor shows that Greater Brisbane's median house price rose...

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