Opinion

  • Risks and rewards of co-buying a home

    With house prices falling, many Australians are considering getting into the property market. The idea of teaming up with a family member or friend is something many house-hunters consider – but is this a good idea or a risky move?

  • Banking on a secure (open) data influx

    July marked the start of open banking in Australia, creating plenty of opportunities – but also a number of potential threats

  • Doing business around the kitchen table

    Agriculture continues to be a growth sector with a clear need for trusted advisers who understand the increasing complexities of farming and can navigate their clients through the good as well as the inevitably difficult times, says NAB's Chris Thomas

  • Navigating the return to a new normal

    The world of mortgage broking, like many other service-based industries, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The return to a new normal will present challenges, says Dr Gav Schneider– but with some reflection, we can move forward with purpose and clarity

  • Property stats: Genuine info or misinformation? by AB

    Rob Ward questions the validity of Australian property market data and asks whether or not we are seeing a clear snapshot of the nation’s hottest market, Sydney

  • Relying on technology presents 'serious danger' for buyers by AB

    A major real estate body has warned buyers are in danger of making potentially disastrous decisions if they rely solely on apps and other digital platforms for property market information

  • The business of blockchain by External

    Greg Dickason on the rise of blockchain, and how it will create opportunity for brokers

  • The appeal of rentvesting by External

    ‘Rentvesting’ is rapidly growing in popularity among consumers. Chris Gray explains why you should consider recommending this investment strategy to your clients in 2016

  • Do yourself a favour and invest in training: NextGen.Net by External

    NextGen.Net's training manager is urging brokers, lenders and BDMs to devote an hour to becoming proficient in ApplyOnline’s efficiency-driving features - and reap the benefits

  • How to save good deals from going bad by External

    Chifley Securities knows exactly what a good property development deal looks like. That’s why it is working with brokers to save good deals from going bad