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Women twice as likely as men to consider investing: Westpac

Women in property are overtaking men in all aspects of home ownership, including investing, according to a new report from Westpac. The Home Ownership Report surveyed over 1,000 home owners, and revealed 16 per cent of women have purchased an investment property, compared to to 13 per cent of men, and 22 per cent of …

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Melbourne’s cheapest, most expensive and highest growing suburbs revealed

Melbourne’s cheapest, most expensive and highest growing suburbs revealed New data collected by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria has revealed the highest performing Melbourne suburbs for the December quarter of 2017. Across the entirety of metropolitan Melbourne, REIV data showed that Melbourne house prices rose for the seventh quarter in a row up 1.1 per cent …

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How will China’s investment crackdown affect local property?

As the Chinese government cracks down on international property investment, tighter restrictions and lower investor numbers may affect the Australian property market as well. While the situation will be complicated by the ongoing back-and-forth battle between the Chinese government and investors, the most likely scenario will be a slowdown in incoming cash flow for the …

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It pays to plan ahead

A new report and the latest housing finance figures have confirmed what many of us already know – housing affordability is getting tougher. The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) & Deposit Power Housing Affordability Report, released yesterday, found that affordability dropped for the sixth consecutive quarter in the three months to June. The report …

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