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March 13, 2018

Fixed Rates for loans on the way down with Major Banks.

NAB and ANZ have moved to lower their interest rates for both owner occupiers and investors by as much as 50 basis points. A spokesperson from NAB mentioned that the bank is still offering its lowest fixed rate for first home buyers at 3.69% p.a. for two years. “We want to help Australians achieve their property goals. Fixed rate home loans provide certainty for customers, that their repayments will remain the same for the fixed rate term,” said the spokesperson. […]
March 13, 2018

This startup just raised $5 million to automate the clunky real estate appraisal process

When Noah Isaacs and John Meadows were best friends growing up in Berkeley, Calif., they dreamed of remaining friends for life. What they didn’t imagine was living together in New York and starting a company together — yet they have. It’s called Bowery Valuation, and it’s aiming to bring commercial real estate appraisals — currently an $8 billion market — into the modern era at long last. Investors certainly see the need for an upgrade. The nearly three-year-old outfit just raised […]
March 6, 2018

OMG, I Want This House: Yvelines, France (Photos)

If you were to imagine your ideal chateau in the French countryside, this house would be it. Its nestled within a national forest, but only 40 miles outside of Paris; its a French classic built at the end of the 1800s, but all retro plumbing and faulty ceilings were banished during a 2013 renovation; and it has a gorgeous farmhouse feel complete with outbuildings, but without the crops and animals that require an enormous amount of work. In short, this […]
March 6, 2018

Approvals for apartment rise by 42%

Approvals for apartment rise by 42% Apartment approvals rose by 42.2% in January from the previous month after diving by nearly 40% in December by seasonally adjusted terms, latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows. It was the strongest monthly increase in the sector in more than four years. The trend estimate for apartment approvals rose 0.4% in January after falling for two months. On the other hand, house approvals declined by 1.1% in January, after seeing an […]
February 6, 2018

Is now a good time to purchase my first home?