All posts by Emma


Winning the property race

Preparing to buy a property in this fast moving market feels like you’re running a race. There’s a little bit of adrenaline and a touch of panic but don’t fall victim to making emotional decisions from the fear of missing out (FOMO). To invest with clarity and confidence, you need to prepare and you need to understand how to succeed in this kind of market.


Stamp Duty: Victoria reduces land stamp by 50% while NSW stalls

You may have heard of the pending changes to Stamp Duty in VIC and NSW. Victoria has opted for a stamp duty concessions to stimulate property market activity following it’s COVID closures in late 2020. The discount applies to contracts entered into on or after 25 November 2020 and before 1 July 2021. This means that if you’ve been thinking of investing in VIC, you have three months to capitalise on this.


Planning for property success in 2021

The conditions to invest in 2021 are looking promising with low interest rates, government incentives weaning out, business getting back on its feet and an increase in consumer confidence. The level of property market activity leading into the Christmas period is a good measure of what is about to come.


October Property Market Stats

We have been breaking all kinds of records in 2020, and the latest RBA cash-rate drop to 0.10% is just that, another new record. At practically 0% it’s a support mechanism for our recovering economy and an attractive win in favour of first home buyers and investors trying to get a foot on the property ladder.


Property remains a little sweeter than expected

Spring has brought action back to the property market with a slight lift in activity across the states. Corelogic’s September figures have indicated a slowing of the downturn with Sydney values down by just -0.3% (-1.6% for the quarter); a reflection of the lock-down in Melbourne with values down -0.9% (-3.3% for the quarter); but Brisbane making headway up +0.5% (and neutral for the quarter).