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Serious about buying a home? Then get a Pre-approval

Serious about buying a home? Then get a Pre-approval | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
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A pre-approval will make the home buying process easier and reduce your risk of being disappointed when you do find your dream property

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Sun shines again on Noosa property - The Australian Financial Review

Sun shines again on Noosa property - The Australian Financial Review | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
The millionaire's playground of Noosa has regained its mojo driven by a bounce in visitor numbers and a rise in property values.
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Keep the prices down for a while, i'm not ready to move just yet!

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Off the plan spruikers and developers set to face increased scrutiny

Off the plan spruikers and developers set to face increased scrutiny | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it

Off the plan spruikers and developers set to face increased scrutiny By Phil McCarroll|

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Good to see property buyers may get some further protection when buying property off the plan

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Apartment building boom about to end - The Australian Financial Review

Apartment building boom about to end - The Australian Financial Review | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
The housing building boom that has helped drive the economy is going to start slowing next month, a business research company predicts.
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An open letter to the young people of Australia - The Barefoot Investor

An open letter to the young people of Australia - The Barefoot Investor | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
There is hope.

If you believe that your only chance of getting a leg up in the property market is by buying a dog box in Dubbo, I’ve got great news for you.

If you’re tired of being beaten at auctions by cashed up baby boomers, who constantly outbid you with their abundant equity, their negative gearing, and their Self Managed Super Funds -- I’m going to show you how to get one up on them.
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Australian Property Investor :: API Property Blog

Australian Property Investor :: API Property Blog | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Commentary by leading property experts. Australian Property Investor is your authoritative source for information about real estate investing, buying a home, renovating, small developments and much more.
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The "Frankinators" tips on renovating to add value.

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Melbourne outer suburbs: Government's new plan to tackle city fringe growing pains

Melbourne outer suburbs: Government's new plan to tackle city fringe growing pains | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Services for Melbourne's new outer suburbs will be delivered as needed if a fresh government strategy, coming amid increasing concerns about the lack of basic infrastructure on the city's fringe, is successful.
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Experts offer buying tips into Adelaide's real estate hotspots - Herald Sun

Experts offer buying tips into Adelaide's real estate hotspots - Herald Sun | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
BUYING a house is a big deal.
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Adelaide hasn't been a focus for investment of late but here is what some locals are saying on places to look.

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Sydney's eastern suburbs have seen skyrocketing property prices in recent ... - NEWS.com.au

Sydney's eastern suburbs have seen skyrocketing property prices in recent ... - NEWS.com.au | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
IMAGINE buying a home in Fitzroy for a fraction of its market price; or gaining priority access to a semi in Bondi because you worked in the area.
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Home loans dip in May as heat comes out of housing

Home loans dip in May as heat comes out of housing | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Home loans dip in May as heat comes out of housing Investors are making up a smaller pool of those borrowing for houses. Michele Mossop The number of home loan approvals fell 6.1 per cent in May, surp...
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Conjecture remains about where the property market is heading.

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China's rich seek shelter from stock market storm in foreign property

China's rich seek shelter from stock market storm in foreign property | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Realtors in Australia, Britain and Canada are bracing for a surge of new interest in their already hot property markets, with early signs that wealthy Chinese investors are seeking a safe haven from the turmoil in...
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With some punters are nervous of the impact of a falling China stock Market, in some Australian property markets this may lead to further stimulation of prices upwards

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Handy Home Blog | Ups and Downs of Buying New Construction vs. Resell Homes With Home Repair Insurance

Handy Home Blog | Ups and Downs of Buying New Construction vs. Resell Homes With Home Repair Insurance | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
There are upsides and downsides of buying new construction or previously owned homes. Sometimes there are so many you feel like you're on a roller coaster! This article explains the ups and downs of buying resell homes or new construction homes, and why you can purchase home repair insurance in new construction and in resell homes.
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Buy established home or build? Could also add in stamp duty savings on +ve for build and a -ve for building are holding costs (interest)  for construction

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More roads not the answer to Melbourne's congestion woes: VicRoads

More roads not the answer to Melbourne's congestion woes: VicRoads | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Nine of Melbourne's major roads are rapidly reaching capacity and the city cannot just build its way out of congestion, the head of VicRoads says.
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Availability of transport will continue to become a key amenity impacting property values.

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Do you call investment property home? - Sydney Morning Herald

Do you call investment property home? - Sydney Morning Herald | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
The big banks' move to lift investment loan rates is bad news if you've chosen to live in your 'investment' property.
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7 reasons you should be investing in Australian property

7 reasons you should be investing in Australian property | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
You could hardly describe the global economy as being stable over the past decade, but it's been a very different story in Australia – particularly for property. Here's why it's going to stay that way.
Blogger: Matthew Bateman, property mentoring professiona
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The investor lending crackdown may have unpredictable consequences - Real Estate Business (blog)

The investor lending crackdown may have unpredictable consequences - Real Estate Business (blog) | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
In all the talk about the effect that APRA’s restrictions may have on the property market, there are a few things that strike me.
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Balwyn North is Australia's strongest Chinese-Australian property market - Domain News

Balwyn North is Australia's strongest Chinese-Australian property market - Domain News | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Balwyn North house prices soared by a staggering 87 per cent over the past three years.
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Property Investment rule no.1 : Follow the money.   If there is a growing demand/flow from wealthy migrants to Australia wanting homes in suburbs with status, then follow the money!  

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Warnings that Australian property is the target of foreign criminals - YouTube

Warnings that Australian property is the target of foreign criminals - The Business - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Warnings that Australian...
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The extent and impact of criminal activity in "washing" funds through Australia.  Interesting predictions of 60 billion dollars of foreign investment predicted in next 6 years. Predictions of hundreds of millions of these funds are illelegal and being laundered are concerning.  Although this also maybe under 1% of all transactions,  very significant but it's impact on pricing overall is likely minimal.

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Property Values August 2015 - YouTube

We caught up with Tim Lawless this week from CoreLogic RP Data this week to find out what happened with property values and rental returns nationally in the ...
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A good general overview of key issues for Australian property market

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Demonising property investors - Herald Sun

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Demonising property investors
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The lenders are happily charging property investors a higher interest rate (which gives them even bigger profits) on the basis they are doing it for the good of humanity.
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30 quotes that will make (or save) you money - The Australian Financial Review

30 quotes that will make (or save) you money - The Australian Financial Review | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
The best pieces of investment advice can be boiled down to a single sentence. Here are 30 expert quotes that will make you money.
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Here is some great tips from those that have made their fortunes.

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Will Australian property markets be affected by China's slowing economic ... - SmartCompany.com.au

Will Australian property markets be affected by China's slowing economic ... - SmartCompany.com.au | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Even though the mining boom is over, Chinese money is still flowing into Australia through growing numbers of Chinese tourists, students, settlers and increased bi-lateral trade.
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Days on market for Melbourne listings down to 35 days: REIV

Days on market for Melbourne listings down to 35 days: REIV | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Days on market for Melbourne listings down to 35 days: REIV The median number of days on market in the month of May 2015 decreased to 35 days from a revised 37 days in the previous month, according to...
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With days on market still declining it reflects continuing strong demand for property, and likely continued property value growth.

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Chinese property investors more cautious amid market crash

Chinese property investors more cautious amid market crash | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
The Chinese share market rout is making investors more cautious and some will have to sell their Australian properties, real estate agents say.
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Will a slowing of Chinese property investors impact property prices across the board?
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Why your bank valuation is a little low - Smart Property Investment

Why your bank valuation is a little low - Smart Property Investment | Australian Property Buyer | Scoop.it
Property investors are often surprised when they realise that the market value of their investment property is not the same as the value placed on it by the bank - so what's going on? And how can you get a higher valuation?
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I'm not convinced of this argument; bank valuations are usually low as there are now recent sales to support a higher price. This becomes difficult in new estates or developments where no recent sales of established similar properties exist.  If lenders are being conservative on valuations it protects them, but also you.

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