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RBA leaves cash rate steady

Interest Rates

At today’s meeting, the RBA decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.00%, following the cut at the last meeting. As a result, the Australian dollar rose … more »

RBA leaves cash rate steady

Interest Rates

The RBA decided to leave the cash rate steady at 2.25%, preferring to let the February cut work its way through the economy and to retain some ammunition … more »

The Sydney market hits the ground running in 2015

Auction Results

In a worrying sign for prospective property buyers the Sydney market has started very strongly in 2015. This time last year the Sydney auction market started very strongly and with … more »

Interest rates cut as Reserve Bank acts to lift economy

Economic update

The RBA decided to lower the cash rate by 0.25% to 2.25%. The rate and the RBA’s policy stance had been on hold since the last rate cut in August … more »

2014: The Year in review. 2015: The outlook

Economic update

2014 certainly proved to be a very active and interesting year for the Sydney residential property market. There were highs, lows and everything in between. This brief report … more »

Sydney Clearance Rates Ease – Good Buying Opportunities now

Auction Results

Sydney has now recorded its fourth consecutive week of auction clearance rates under 80% with November recording an average weekly clearance rate of “just” 75.8%.
Since June … more »

Australia’s Property Boom – what happens next?

Economic update

Without a doubt, you’re all aware of the booming residential property market we’ve had for the last few years now. We’ve purposely left the word “bubble” out of … more »

Reserve Bank of Australia Interest Rate Decision

Interest Rates

The RBA decided to maintain the cash rate setting of 2.50%. The rate and the RBA’s policy stance have now been on hold since the last rate cut … more »

RBA Rate Announcement

Interest Rates

The RBA decided to maintain the cash rate setting of 2.50%. The rate and the RBA’s policy stance have now been on hold since the last rate cut … more »

The growing gap between agent price guides and the eventual sale price

Auction Results

Whenever we ask prospective property buyers what they would rank as the most frustrating aspect of the buying process invariably the answer is the agent “lowballing” the price … more »