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CoreLogic’s national home value index for October

Australian home values continue to rise, with Brisbane leading the charge in October CoreLogic’s national home value index, released on Monday morning show dwelling values rose 1.5% in October nationally, with this rate of growth being almost identical to trends enjoyed in August and September. Brisbane has taken over as the fastest growing market with [...]

By |2021-11-05T14:37:25+11:00November 5th, 2021|Case study, News, Media & Market Updates, Written Articles|0 Comments

APRA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LENDING LAWS

Today APRA announced changes to loan serviceability expectations which raise the interest rate buffer from 2.5% to 3.0%. OpenCorp CEO, Matthew Lewison discusses the reasons for this intervention and the impacts it may have on the property market. “We’re very pleased to see APRA’s response today, and also the way they’re approaching it [...]

By |2021-10-07T10:07:28+11:00October 6th, 2021|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates, Videos|0 Comments

Why the smart investor is circling the market right now

Why the smart investor is circling the market right now I apologise; I wasn’t going to mention the C-word. But there’s no getting away from it – COVID is still very much in our midst. Although in Victoria we’re pretty much free from restrictions, the spectre of the pandemic will loom over our lives for [...]

By |2021-07-14T13:48:46+10:00July 14th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

I’m in my mid-50s – should I invest in property?

I'm in my mid-50s – should I invest in property?  Age is just a number when it comes to building a property portfolio, argues OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford  I often get asked by people aged in their mid-50s whether property is a good investment option at this point in their lives. My answer is, unequivocally, yes. [...]

By |2021-06-28T09:01:20+10:00June 28th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

NOTHING CAN STOP THE PROPERTY MARKET – ARE YOU ON THE PROPERTY TRAIN?

CoreLogic’s National Housing Data Report released this morning shows property prices rose 2.2% last month, continuing the current property surge across Australia That’s an amazing $400 per day for every day this year…or $2,800 per week! The scary part is the Banks are forecasting further increases of 20%+ over 2021 and 2022… The best time [...]

By |2021-06-01T14:43:00+10:00June 1st, 2021|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments

Thinking big: Is it possible for me to own six or more properties?

Thinking big: Is it possible for me to own six or more properties? Adding to your property portfolio will help to maximise the rewards of compound interest, writes OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford.   Buying your first investment property is a daunting prospect. After all, we’re not talking about a small amount of money. This is why [...]

By |2021-05-26T11:08:43+10:00May 26th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Melbourne vs Brisbane vs Sydney vs Perth – which is the best market to invest in and why?

Melbourne vs Brisbane vs Sydney vs Perth – which is the best market to invest in and why? OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford discusses which of our major cities is the best-placed for property growth.   There’s a healthy rivalry between our major cities for the best place to live in Australia. Melbourne is regularly voted one [...]

By |2021-05-12T10:21:21+10:00May 12th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

PROPERTY MARKETS ARE FULL STEAM AHEAD!

PROPERTY MARKETS ARE FULL STEAM AHEAD! Last month we said some of the Core Logic numbers were simply mouth-watering. Core Logic’s Month Housing Data Report shows dwellings continue to rise a further 1.8% across the nation last month. This is the equivalent of house prices going up $340 per day, or $2,400 per week! Breaking [...]

By |2021-05-04T15:16:10+10:00May 4th, 2021|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments