Shifting the Australian economy out of idle: Housing, infrastructure, education, tourism & healthcare

The Australian government’s dilemma is to keep the economy running, but not waste funds revving the motor with the handbrake still on, writes OpenCorp director, Cam McLellan   To get a sense of future house prices, and which parts of the market will fare best, you need to get your head around government stimulus. JobKeeper [...]

By |2021-02-23T12:43:29+11:00February 24th, 2021|News, Media & Market Updates, Written Articles|0 Comments

How to build wealth in 2021 – and beyond

Property investment is less about the actual property and more about the system to create wealth, writes OpenCorp Director – Investment Services, Michael Beresford Without question, 2020 will go down in the history books as the year that a pandemic froze the world’s population, and their economies, in their tracks. But with the benefit of [...]

Why property investment remains as safe as houses

Over the past few decades, there has been a proliferation of property “experts” around, all competing to have the final word on where markets are headed. It seems that with the increase of property data available online, property commentators started to sprout like market guru mushrooms across the land. However, there has been one analyst [...]

Why the stamp duty changes could light a rocket under Australia

Property Markets are Heating Up Fast, Thanks in Part to New Stamp Duty Changes    Each month, before we release our latest OpenCorp Market View report, our directors meet to discuss risks and opportunities in Australia’s property markets.  I present our initial draft report and analysis, which we then debate, before merging the “cold hard [...]

JUST RELEASED: The OpenCorp Property Market Report Quarter 4, 2020

We are already in the 4th quarter of 2020 and the outlook for property in Australia is much more positive than first anticipated, with many regions showing a rise in home values, strong rental demand and increasing affordability. Australia has seen stabilisation in economic and property market indicators as most states shift toward a “Covid-normal” [...]

By |2020-11-11T10:04:24+11:00November 11th, 2020|News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments

NEW RESEARCH: Australia’s property market moves into recovery mode

All indications are that Australia's property market is set for recovery.  Leading property data, information, analytics and services provider, CoreLogic, has just released its October property value index, showing that house prices across Australia have risen overall for the first time since the start of COVID-19. CoreLogic’s Head of Australian Research, Eliza Owen has described [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:45:14+11:00November 4th, 2020|News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments

The media says one thing, the data tells a different story

The number-crunchers here at OpenCorp love nothing more than cold hard facts that, when pieced together, tell a story. We’ve been looking at the data and the story we’re seeing currently suggests to us that the property market in Australia is heating up. Consider these facts: 6 of the 8 capital cities went up in [...]

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg BY MATT LEWISON, DIRECTOR, OPENCORP OpenCorp's Matthew Lewison has been making sense of the numbers and demystifying the jargon. He goes into more depth in this audio clip: Coronavirus is an evil that has ambushed our daily lives on two fronts; the immediate threat to [...]

By |2020-07-27T12:21:47+10:00July 27th, 2020|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates, Written Articles|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update It’s been around 4 weeks since our last major update on Coronavirus and it feels like about 4 years. On a positive note, Australia seems to be moving in the right direction with its health outcomes as well as the financial and economic policies that have been implemented so far. Sadly, there are [...]


Coronavirus What does the Covid-19 Pandemic mean for OpenCorp and our clients? Let’s look at the economic situation: The current pandemic has had a significant impact on the stock market as institutional investors have sought safe-haven assets in the face of uncertainty The wild swings are occurring because institutional investors are finding it hard to [...]

By |2020-07-06T10:59:38+10:00March 17th, 2020|News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments