Analysis

  • Where markets sit on current property clock

    Michael Matusik has over 30 years’ experience in property research and project advice. He outlines how a useful tool called the property clock shows what’s happening in the market

  • Inflationary pressure pushes up interest rates

    Interest rates are rising, but it’s the banks rather than the RBA that have moved first. Tom Uhlich of Boss Money looks at what’s driving the change – and at the implications for the property market

  • COVID-free states show population growth

    Australian's population growth has stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but numbers are rising in some states where COVID has had little impact, says independent property analyst Michael Matusik

  • Borrowers lured by low rates, cashback offers

    Banks are targeting new home loan customers with offers of better interest rates than they give existing customers, as well as generous cashback incentives. Broker Tom Uhlich of Boss Money looks at the latest trend

  • Surge in house prices set to continue by Michael Matusik

    Independent property analyst Michael Matusik outlines where he thinks Australian house prices will be heading over the next six months

  • Teaching children financial literacy by Antony Field

    Who better to teach children about managing money than the people who help their clients reach their financial goals every day – brokers. Australian Broker spoke to two Perth brokers about their involvement in Global Money Week

  • Boom time for brokers, agents by Antony Field

    The property boom shows no signs of slowing down, with national housing values growing at the fastest rate for 17 years. Australian Broker asked two brokers, a real estate agent and a buyer's agent for their insights

  • Creating opportunities for women in broking by Antony Field

    As the world celebrates International Women's Day, Jane Counsel, lead adviser on the MFAA's Opportunities for Women program, is hoping the finance industry will come together to encourage more females to become brokers

  • Solutions for struggling SMEs by Antony Field

    Australia's small business ombudsman is calling for a federal government-backed loan scheme to help SMEs survive the next 12 months as JobKeeper and rent relief come to an end

  • Shaking up stamp duty by Antony Field

    NSW brokers and real estate experts share their thoughts on buyers' newfound option to pay an annual property tax instead of stamp duty