Analysis

  • Boom time for brokers, agents

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Best interests at heart by Antony Field

    AB sits down with four award-winning brokerages to talk BID, with the new regulation going live in just a few days' time

  • Investors lured to the regions by Antony Field

    Survey shows investors are shifting focus to a land of golden opportunities: regional Australia

  • Lending reforms a step in the right direction by Antony Field

    Brokers in for an even busier 2021 given the government's plan to increase the flow of credit

  • Property price growth in the forecast by Sarah Megginson

    Over the last six months we've heard forecasts of property prices falling by anywhere from 10% to 40% as a result of the pandemic's impact. Now the tide has turned, and many are predicting far slower rates of decline – and even growth beyond 2021. What is driving this swift about-face in such uncertain times?

  • Six months in: How are house prices faring? by Sarah Megginson

    Forecasts and predictions that the pandemic is going to push real estate prices off a cliff have not yet eventuated – and many experts believe that suggestions of huge property price falls are overblown. What does the data say?

  • A risky business or safe as houses? by Sarah Megginson

    Has 2020 highlighted just how risky property investing is – or is it a bump in the road for an otherwise secure asset class?