New legislation provides tax cut for first home buyers

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The federal government has successfully passed legislation that will allow first home buyers to access their tax-exempt voluntary superannuation contributions when saving for a deposit. On Thursday (7 December), the federal parliament passed elements of the Turnbull government’s housing affordability plan, which was first announced in the budget. This plan … Read More

Monthly housing market update

National Update Brisbane, QLD Sydney, NSW Perth, WA Melbourne, VIC Adelaide, SA

Non-Capital City Housing Markers A Real Mixed Bag

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Earlier this month CoreLogic released their October 2017 home value index results, in this week’s Pulse we focus on what these results look like across the regional housing markets. According to the CoreLogic home value index results for October 2017, dwelling values across the combined regional housing markets of the … Read More

Insights From the 2016 Census For Builders and Developers

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Australia is changing. Data from the 2016 Census has been released – we provide insights to help you better target today’s market. Just as our appetite for V8-powered cars is shifting towards smaller, more economical cars, what Australians are looking for in other areas is changing too . The 2016 … Read More

First impressions: creating an inviting house entrance

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The front door: the gateway to your abode. It’s the place your visitors will get the most time to assess you while they wait for you to let them in. Of course, no one’s suggesting you need an OTT door like the one in King Kong (1933), but it could give … Read More

To Rise or Not To Rise? The Interest Rate Question.

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It’s an interesting time to be the Governor of the Bank of England, especially as there is now a real decision to make as to whether to increase interest rates from their historical low of 0.25% or not, especially as the latest UK inflation figures came in as expected at … Read More

Why would you want a remortgage?

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A remortgage is when you take out a loan on a property on which you already have a mortgage. Quite simply, this replaces your existing mortgage with another, which can be done because your existing product is coming to the end of its term, you want a cheaper rate, you … Read More

First Home Buyers Bounce Back on Stamp Duty Concessions in Vic and NSW

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    The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that there has been a rebound in owner occupier first home buyer housing finance commitments. In August 2017, there were 10,227 owner occupier first home buyer finance commitments.  The 10,227 commitments was the greatest number since December … Read More

The Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

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Investing in real estate in has generally always been a profitable business decision. Many of the world’s richest persons accumulated their wealth through real estate. With Illawarra Home Loan finance you can start to build a solid property asset with a relatively small amount. Come and see us – we are … Read More

4 Great Ways to Invest in Real Estate

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Most business experts would agree that allocating assets into real estate is a good way to balance one’s investment portfolio. As our society, continuously and rapidly modernizes and population grows in most parts of the world, the need for housing and infrastructure also increases. The real estate market is an … Read More

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