Welcome to the November edition of The Smartline Report. It is no secret that it’s becoming more and more difficult to buy a home in Australia. So, this month we think outside the square and explore different options for getting into the housing market, including ‘rentvesting’ and buying property with friends. We also take a closer look at the pros and cons of renting your property to people with pets. There are certainly interesting arguments on both sides of the debate.
Enjoy the read and, of course, don’t hesitate to call to discuss any of your future plans.
Making rentvesting work for you
It’s no secret property values across Australia have raced north in recent years, in both major cities and regional towns. So much so that median house prices in… Read more ›
Should you rent to people with pets?
Whether to enforce a blanket ‘no pets’ policy or consider allowing tenants to keep animals is a conundrum for many Australian landlords… Read more ›
Buying property with friends
With prices stubbornly high around the country, more under 40s Australians are teaming up with friends or family members to buy their first property… Read more >
Australian property market update
CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless presents Smartline November’s national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city. More info ›
November property market outlook
Over October 2017, national dwelling values were unchanged according to the CoreLogic Home Value Index. This represented… More info ›
The Herron Todd White team reports comprehensively on the state of property markets around Australia.
Smartline Article Archive
What are the costs of buying a home?
Here, we help you understand the costs involved in buying your first property so you don’t encounter any surprises.
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Self-employed? What you need to know about taking out a mortgage
There are many great things about working for yourself. But how easy is it to get a mortgage? Here, we… Read more ›
Go hard or go home? Not necessarily
Do you stretch yourself, get the biggest loan you can and buy the most expensive/biggest house you can afford? Or, do you take out a smaller loan… Read more ›