Entries by Ben Peasley

Coronavirus: Can I still sell my house? FAQs on how COVID-19 affects the housing market

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon almost every industry including real estate. State and federal governments have introduced necessary restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. But the property market continues to operate, with the safety and health of all persons involved the paramount concern. Below, realestate.com.au answer your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on […]

Home values set to weather coronavirus pandemic

Housing prices stayed in positive territory despite coronavirus hitting large swathes of the economy in March. The CoreLogic Hedonic Index saw housing values climb in the first half of March but as social distancing measures kicked in through the final two weeks, that growth began to weaken. This as the Commonwealth Bank, one of the […]

7 things every renter wants to see at an open house

There are so many gross, creepy and wrong things that can go down at open inspections for rentals. Just because we’re renting, doesn’t mean we don’t deserve a home with modern inclusions, right? If you’re looking for a new rental, it pays to not only be organised with the application process – but also know […]

Cheapest mortgages in history for Aussie homeowners

Mortgages and borrowing will be the cheapest in Australian history with the Reserve Bank to take the unprecedented step of cutting interest rates twice in a month to a rock bottom 0.25 per cent. The RBA was expected to act on Thursday to slash the official cash rate to 0.25 per cent, just two weeks […]

Brisbane and Gold Coast among world’s best luxury cities

Four Australian cities including Brisbane and the Gold Coast have been named among the top 60 luxury residential markets in the world. Brisbane emerged in 57th spot, the Gold Coast was two spots higher (55th), while Melbourne came in at 44 and Sydney was Australia’s best performer slipping into 27th place. This was off the […]