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John McGrath –With falling rates overseas, when will the RBA cut rates here?

June 18, 2024
Australian property continues to defy historical trends, with home values still rising in most capital city and regional markets despite today’s high interest rates. About a quarter of the world’s central banks have begun cutting interest rates, according to AMP, with Switzerland the first major economy to cut rates in March,…
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John McGrath – What’s holding up new housing supply?

June 3, 2024
New home approvals per capita are at decade-lows right now, exacerbating a long-term undersupply of homes in Australia. Meantime, demand for both owner-occupier and rental housing is high, not just because of record overseas migration but also because of demographic changes. Australia’s population is about 27 million and there are about…
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NEWS

John McGrath – Australia has a diversity of property markets

May 27, 2024
Australia is not just one property market. It is a collection of markets, and it could be argued that each of those markets is defined by suburb boundaries. That means we have 15,300 different markets in Australia, by the way, because that’s how many suburbs the Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded…
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INVESTORSLATEST STORYNEWS

Property the most popular investment option

May 21, 2024
Australians think property is the most important type of investment for building wealth, followed by superannuation and savings in the bank, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by financial advisory company, Findex, asked 1,000 Australians aged 18 to 64 years who have superannuation funds but are not yet retired…
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SELLING TIPS

John McGrath – Why every property needs a price guide

May 15, 2024
Throughout my 40 years in real estate, I have always advocated the use of price guides in property marketing campaigns. Price guides answer the first question that every prospective buyer has on a property of interest to them. They also help buyers work out which homes are worth inspecting, and that’s…
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LATEST STORYNEWS

How population density impacts home values

May 7, 2024
One of the reasons Australia has such a long history of continually rising property values is that so many of us choose to live in one of just eight capital cities. In fact, 75% of Australia’s population lives on just 2.6% of the country’s total land mass, according to CoreLogic data.…
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INVESTORSNEWS

John McGrath – Millennial investors go it alone in property

April 23, 2024
Millennials have become the most active generation of investors with about one in three buying property on their own, using strategies such as rentvesting to begin their property ownership journey. The Commonwealth Bank says 46% of its new property investor customers last year were Millennials, who were born between 1981 and…
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NEWS

JOHN MCGRATH – CAPITAL GROWTH NOW STRONGER FOR CHEAPER HOMES

March 26, 2024
Australian home values continue to trend higher this year, and despite an increase in the number of homes going to auction before the Easter holidays, the national preliminary clearance rate is holding up well at about 70%. A new CoreLogic report shows national home values grew by 1.3% over the…
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JOHN MCGRATH – MORE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN OWN PROPERTY THAN MEN

March 18, 2024
Over the past two decades, single career women have become an influential buying force in the property market. When I started in real estate 40 years ago, it was very rare to conduct an auction and have a 28-year-old female on her own buy the property. Nowadays when you put…

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