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By: john | September 27, 2017

what's in store for our banking, finance and allied professional services sectors?
the future of financial services

The future of finance & banking is being built right now, but Brokers won't have access to it when it's ready.

By: john | September 05, 2017

What's in store for the near future
Sunny Days ahead?

Following the recent release of property market conditions data, by Corelogic, suggesting a definitive shift in the economic clock for investors and home buyers in Sydney, you can virtually hear the industry sigh in relief as confidence returns along with the Spring Sun.

Such data has a way of calming the waters and creating definite actions and direction within the industry - something we've been waiting for for some time now. Even if the news is not exactly great for everyone, at least we know what we're dealing with.

Uncharacteristic market behaviour in Sydney and Melbourne has seen many industry leaders a little shy or reticent of airing their opinions publicly at the risk of getting it wrong. I for one can definitely relate to this at...

By: john | September 03, 2017

property investing
which direction for property investing?

Recent corelogic results revealed that for the first time in a long time, property prices have flat-lined in Sydney and produced zero growth for the month of August. This suggests that the boom-time gain as far as Sydney is concerned is likely to be over.

The Melbourne market appears to still be moving upward, although industry leaders such as John McGrath (and others) are now predicting that Melbourne could be ready to come off the boil very shortly as well.

Does this mean that property investment [capital growth] returns are over for years to come, in Australia? Answer: No - it doesn't.

Australia is essentially governed by 2 different markets, of which these can further be sub-divided (excuse the unintended pun) into regional and city zon...

By: john | July 19, 2017

mortgagees trapped in costly mortgages
mortgage declined

Home owners trapped in mortgage as 'refi' doors close tight!