Property & Investment

Bank of Mum and Dad: 60% say they would fund their child’s first home

As the property market continues to boom, more and more Australians are struggling to get on the ladder, and staggering new research shows that parents are increasingly coming to their aid. According to new Mortgage Choice research, nearly 60 per cent of respondents were considering gifting or lending their children money …

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Young Aussies turn to crypto to fund their way into the property market

As property prices swell, young Aussies are becoming increasingly discouraged by traditional investment options, with one in five prepared to consider crypto as a way into the market. As many as 22 per cent of Australians believe investing in cryptocurrencies could be the answer to saving for a mortgage deposit, with …

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Why investors should position their portfolio for inflation

Despite inflation officially remaining low, a fund manager has highlighted that inflation rise is coming, with investors urged to position their portfolios accordingly. Australia’s official inflation rate remains low, with data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that over the March quarter the consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.6 per …

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Family Home Guarantee under fire for narrow size and price caps

Questions surrounding the real value of the government’s new Family Home Guarantee scheme have surfaced, with data pointing to several issues with the scheme, including its apparent narrowness in terms of both size and pricing caps. The Family Home Guarantee was introduced in this year’s federal budget to make housing …

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Australia’s largest bank begins to lift rates in a sign of things to come

Record-low interest rates could be a thing of the past as Australia’s largest bank begins to lift rates, despite the RBA’s ongoing “lower for longer” narrative. In a leading indicator for the market, Commonwealth Bank has confirmed it has lifted the rate of its three and four-year owner-occupier loans by …

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Is fractional property investing a path into the housing market for younger Aussies?

As the price of entering the property market continues to climb, new fractional property investment platforms promise to offer younger Australians a more affordable entry point. The idea of fractional investing isn’t a new one. The practice has existed for a number of years in traditional stock and less-traditional cryptocurrency …

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