Category: Market Outlook

Golden times return to the Coast

Did you hear? The good times are back on the Gold Coast.

Our Head of Lending, Clinton Arentz is applauding the current uplift in the Gold Coast property market, which has seen valuations soar to levels not seen since the Global […]

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Property Market Insights as at December 2017


Residential markets were steady in November, according to data from Corelogic1, with no change to dwelling values recorded in the national aggregate.

Capital city market values fell 0.1%, driven down by a 0.7% fall in Sydney but offset by a 0.2% […]

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Are we sitting on a property time bomb?

If you’ve read any coverage of the property market recently, you may be forgiven for thinking we’re on the brink of disaster and the property price bubble is about to go boom.  Fortunately, the reality may not be nearly as […]

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Watching the (property) clock

If you’ve read any coverage of the property market recently, you may be forgiven for thinking we’re on the brink of disaster. But the reality may not be nearly as grim as a lot of commentators would have us believe.

In […]

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A tale of two cities (and the rest)

Australia is a competitive nation. Be it on or off the sporting field, we love nothing more than breaking a world record. In June 2017 it was revealed we had achieved a big one — Australia racked up its 103rd […]

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The sky is not falling: property sentiment on a high

The residential property market sentiment climbed to a nation-wide high in the first quarter of 2017. According to the NAB Residential Property Survey – Q1 2017, the overall index rose from 16+ to 31+ points, sitting at its highest since […]

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The rise and rise of non-bank lenders

Residential real estate underpins Australia’s wealth with $281.1 billion in sales per annum, and $6.6 trillion in total assets as at 31 July, 2016. Over the past 12 months, the market has maintained momentum and Moody’s Analytics expects this to […]

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Brexit shocks and opportunities

It has been two weeks since Britain’s shock vote to leave – or Brexit – the European Union and while equities markets around the world are beginning to demonstrate signs of recovery, the Bank of England is warning more economic […]

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Anaemic growth and a conservative budget

The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and Scott Morrison’s conservative first budget came as no surprise to the market, after CPI contracted for the first time in seven years. 

Australia is currently experiencing an extended period […]

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