Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-06-17T17:01:51+10:00June 15th, 2020|

Today’s pick of property, financial and economic articles include:    1. Nasdaq hits record close, confirms bull market 2. US stocks surge, erasing 2020 losses 3. Australia leads on economic recovery: OECD 4. AustralianSuper takes 25pc stake in build-to-rent platform 5. Total property listings increased in May 6. Housing values edge lower in May, while transaction activity partially recovers from a share drop in April 7. New home sales plunge as Victoria plans stimulus 8. The age of industrialised childcare is coming to an end (this might be wishful thinking, but, hey, why not hope for the best for our kids and spread a well-considered position!)

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-06-11T15:06:39+10:00June 11th, 2020|

Today’s pick of property, financial and economic articles include:    1. How to resume home loan repayments if you’ve frozen your mortgage 2. Buyers are surprisingly responsive to a rise in listings over May 3. History shows why we can have housing market confidence 4. HomeBuilder scheme: Backlash over who will and won’t receive money 5. Ardern to lift all coronavirus restrictions in NZ 6. Pressure builds for Australia to reopen 7. Deficit is not a dirty word: It's time for bold fiscal policy

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-23T10:50:42+10:00April 23rd, 2020|

We continue to share our hand selected articles in our sections 'Property', 'Government' and 'Economy', and also include links to government support packages, for business owners, employees, job seekers, landlords and tenants. We also include prescient articles on the Covid-19 data, research and strategies that shape the analysis of the economy and property markets. Here is our pick of the best – 23 April 1. Post Easter Week Sees A Rise In Scheduled Volumes, However Challenges Remain As Withdrawn Numbers Continue To Weigh Down Success Rates 2. Tax reform heads RBA's wish list 3. Australia’s success implies we've over-stimulated 4. Provide incentives for using the tracing app 5. Covid-19 medical trial to treat thousands with HIV, malaria drugs 6. Solving the mortgage debt crisis no one is talking about

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-21T12:29:17+10:00April 21st, 2020|

We continue to share our hand selected articles and break them up into categories including 'Property', 'Government Assistance Links' and 'Economy', which includes articles on the Covid-19 data, research and strategies as these directly feed into the analysis of the economy and property markets. Here is our pick of the best: April 21 1. CoreLogic monthly housing market update 2. NSW, Victoria push to replace stamp duty with land tax 3. Why most Covid-19 forecasts were wrong 4. Australian government plans to bring in mobile phone app to track people with coronavirus 5. School shutdowns could be reviewed, Premier says 6. How to make the most of a crisis 7. Why random testing is the road back to normal 8. And more!

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-14T20:19:19+10:00April 14th, 2020|

With so much misinformation out there, to share with you some of the better articles and data we have digested recently. Our goal is to help you ‘cut through the noise’ and provide snippets of the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, to educate and empower you, our clients and readers, to make great property, mortgage and money decisions.  Here is our pick of the best: April 14 1. Victoria backtracks on open inspection curbs 2. 'Recipe for chaos': Andrews told to end uncertainty and unveil rental rules 3. SMEs have two years to pay deferred rent 4. NSW Government to announce $440 million coronavirus rental assistance with moratorium on forced evictions 5. NSW gives 25pc land tax relief to landlords 6. Infection rate falls below one, raising hopes virus is fading 7. Oxford University says its coronavirus vaccine could be ready by September 8. Prime Minister pivots to an early exit 9. Australia has flattened curve, and US infections about to peak

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-08T14:49:43+10:00April 8th, 2020|

With so much misinformation out there, to share with you some of the better articles and data we have digested recently. Our goal is to help you ‘cut through the noise’ and provide snippets of the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, to educate and empower you, our clients and readers, to make great property, mortgage and money decisions.  Here is our pick of the best: April 8 1. PM plans staggered virus exit 2. Coronavirus: Why Australia’s death rate is so low compared to other countries  3. Mesoblast scores virus breakthrough  4. COVID-19's intergenerational wealth transfer 5. Crisis calls for a double guarantee covering wages and loans  6. 'This is going to change the entire real estate industry'

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-08T14:40:29+10:00April 7th, 2020|

With so much misinformation out there, to share with you some of the better articles and data we have digested recently. Our goal is to help you ‘cut through the noise’ and provide snippets of the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, to educate and empower you, our clients and readers, to make great property, mortgage and money decisions.  Here is our pick of the best: April 7 1. Australia may have passed infection peak  2. Europe races to start mass testing, ramp up medical production  3. Lives will be saved if data about COVID-19 virus is published  4. Peak Virus: Forecasting the Peak in COVID-19 Infections in the US and Australia  5. Don't push too hard, too fast, PM warns on restrictions  6. Free child care during the coronavirus is a dream come true. But what will it cost our educators?  7. Genetic Signatures up 12pc on COVID-19 test approval 

Is it closing in on the time to ease the shutdown strategy and ‘Snap Back’ the economy?

By |2020-04-08T12:29:13+10:00April 7th, 2020|

If the rate of infections continue to reduce, the jungle drums will beat faster and faster to open up the economy, as it increasingly appears that we are on the other side of the infection trajectory. The inherent risk is that the reduction in infections may not last after we re-open economic activity. This means we may have spikes over the year until testing of those carrying the anti-bodies can be done en masse and anti-viral drugs are proven to work and available in large quantities. 

Cutting through the noise – In the news

By |2020-04-08T14:13:19+10:00April 3rd, 2020|

With so much misinformation out there, to share with you some of the better articles and data we have digested recently. Our goal is to help you ‘cut through the noise’ and provide snippets of the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, to educate and empower you, our clients and readers, to make great property, mortgage and money decisions.  Here is our pick of the best for this week: Mar 30-Apr 3 1. Australia's virus testing rate leads world 2. CSIRO begins testing COVID-19 vaccines on ferrets  3. The public urgently needs more clarity on virus data  4. Calls for rental subsidies for tenants, rent pause criticised  5. Wage subsidy to ease mortgage stress, ‘minimise’ defaults  6. Coronavirus eviction ban: Industry calls for details on moratorium  7. The banks are acting decisively in a time of national crisis  8. How a resilient financial system is cushioning the viral shock  9. Property under fire: tenants, property owners and older Australians bear brunt of Covid-19 

How to sell your home during the Coronavirus pandemic

By |2020-04-03T08:24:09+11:00March 30th, 2020|

Changes to everyday life due to the Coronavirus outbreak have already affected the property market, but the announcement last week that auctions and open homes will be banned was the biggest shake-up to date. How will the latest restrictions affect vendors? David Johnston provides some insights for the Advice Editor at Domain, Daniel Butkovich on the current property market landscape.

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