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Logic’s Spring Financial Planning Update

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Whilst the most recent media attention was around the election where we saw a new Prime Minister come in to power, last month was also pretty active in the financial markets. As expected there is always a natural slow down immediately before an election as business desires certainty of what will be happening in the…Read More→

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Where is demand for higher than average residential property?

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Article by RP Data research director, Tim Lawless Over the year to March 2013 RP Data estimated that there were 400,209 house and unit sales nationally; 2.3% more sales than over the same period a year ago but 8.8% fewer sales than the five year average. Dwelling sales have been rising (at least in trend…Read More→

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June 2013 Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting on 4th June, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.75 per cent. Information becoming available since the previous meeting is consistent with global growth running a bit below average this year, with reasonable prospects of a pick-up next year. Commodity prices have declined from their peaks but, overall,…Read More→

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87.3% of homes sell at a profit over the March quarter

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Article by RP Data research director, Tim Lawless RP Data’s latest ‘Pain and Gain’ Report for the March quarter of 2013 shows 12.7% of all March quarter re-sales transacted at a loss while the vast majority turned a profit. Over the first quarter of 2013 RP Data recorded 58,677 residential property re-sales nationally, of these…Read More→

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting on 7th May 2013, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent, effective 8 May 2013. The global economy is likely to record growth a little below trend this year, before picking up next year. Among the major regions, the United States continues on…Read More→

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How are the global markets affecting us?

Much has been occurring in global markets, that are likely to have flow-on affects for Australia. U.S. consumer confidence approached a five-year high as the biggest part of the economy benefits from improving job and housing markets adding to signs of a sustained recovery of the world’s largest economy. Some data below (as provided by…Read More→

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Why are investors returning to the housing market?

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Source: RPData Weekly rents have increased by 3.5% over the past year while value growth has been moderate and there has been virtually no change to yields yet investor activity in the housing market is ramping up , this week we examine why this is occurring. Rental growth over the past 12 months across the…Read More→

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Interest Rate Cuts December

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The Reserve Bank board cut the official interest rates from 3.25% to 3.0% at their meeting this month. This means the cash rate has dropped to the same level as April 2009.  Most lenders have passed on some of the rate cut however only a few lender have passed on the total cut. There has…Read More→

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