The 10 people most likely to shape property prices

The 10 people most likely to shape property prices

If you think the housing market just operates on a seven-year cycle, I have news for you.

I have found that it has been the decisions of key people that have materially influenced the cycles and altered the direction of the market at various points in time.
So who are these people? What power do they have? What will they decide to do in 2019?

Beware of Labor's triple assault on investment

Beware of Labor's triple assault on investment

Bill Shorten and Chris Bowen are proposing the single greatest governmental assault on the capital formation process and investment that we ever seen in Australia. Both property and shares are set for a policy overhaul.

The End of SMSF lending?

The End of SMSF lending?

With Australia's biggest financial institutions ceasing lending for SMSFs, it's worth considering what this means for the sector.

SMSF lending has been a contentious issue, particularly since the Financial System Inquiry recommended "[removing] the exception to the general prohibition on direct borrowing for limited recourse borrowing arrangements by superannuation funds." While this recommendation was nixed by then-Treasurer Scott Morrison, increasingly strict capital adequacy rules have brought it back to the fore.

The mistake most people make when pricing their property

The mistake most people make when pricing their property

Most people will face the prospect of selling a property at some point in their lives. It may seem fairly straightforward, but there is one mistake many sellers make in trying to get the highest price they can; overpricing their property.

The Value of Mortgage Broking

The Value of Mortgage Broking

More than 90 per cent of mortgage broker customers are happy with their mortgage broker's performance according to a recent report by Deloitte on the 'Value of Mortgage Broking'. Summed up perfectly in the executive summary - mortgage brokers make mortgage markets work better; they increase choice and competition between lenders, leading to better service levels and more competitive mortgage pricing.