Welcome to the May edition of the Smartline Report.
This month we look at the progress of sustainable building in Australia. The younger generation, in particular, is pushing for more environmentally sustainable products across the board – including their homes. This means property investors may want to start putting green buildings on their radar. We also look at why winter can still be a good time to sell, and how to take advantage of your property’s winter qualities. Finally, as access to credit remains tight, approval delays are mounting. Luckily, as an experienced mortgage adviser, I know how to help you navigate this difficult lending environment.
I hope you find these articles informative. As always, please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to discuss any future plans.
Are Australians demanding greener homes?
The residential property sector accounts for a massive 57 per cent of Australia’s property emissions. Not only that, but buildings are the world’s single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions…. Read more >
Should you sell your home in winter?
For some vendors, the thought of selling in winter gives them the chills. But there is actually very little concrete proof that winter yields either lower prices…. Read more >
Double whammy – loan approval process takes longer
Significant delays in the lending approval process have been added as another hurdle to overcome for borrowers, on top of tightened lending standards… Read more >
Australian property market update
CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless presents Smartline’s latest national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city. More info ›
May property market outlook
National dwelling values fell by -0.6% in April 2019. Although the monthly decline was the smallest since October 2018 and has now taken values -7.4% lower than they were at their.. More info ›
The Herron Todd White team reports comprehensively on the state of property markets around Australia.