Latest News

23/05/19

Finally a First Home Owner Loan Deposit scheme

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme that will enable first home buyers to access a mortgage with a 5 per cent deposit. Mr Morrison said: “It can take nine to 10 years for an average household to save a deposit. We want to help Australians realise the goal […]
05/04/19

Changed traffic conditions on the motorway

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the M1 Pacific Motorway as work continues on the motorway upgrade between Tuggerah and Doyalson. Roads and Maritime Services will be extending shifted southbound lanes to just north of the Doyalson interchange. This means that southbound lanes will be shifted to the right for about 5kms from […]
05/04/19

Central Coast Building Approvals on track for 2019

With the Central Coast population set to increase by 75,000 by 2036, according to the Central Coast Regional Plan, housing targets are a huge issue for Central Coast Council. Mayor Jane Smith said Council had approved 862 development applications during the October to December 2018 quarter. “Council approvals are an indicator of the demand for […]
14/03/19

How to build the perfect home

Some 214,000 homes were built in Australia in 2018, proof that our love affair with owning our own home continues unabated. And while some of us opt for architect-designed homes and others for builds they manage themselves, the house and land package market is booming. But for the novice, the whole process might seem a […]
25/02/19

First Home Owners are better prepared to purchase

First home buyers are continuing to stake their claim on markets across the country with many usurping their competition by being better prepared to purchase. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that about 18 per cent of all housing finance commitments is to first homebuyers. Lending landscape Lenders now require more information, including […]
11/02/19

The rise and rise of the millennials as the new home buying forces

With the re-emergence of the 1st home buyer it seems that it’s a new breed that’s the driving force behind this. The Millennial population, who are typically born between 1981 and 1996, represent the most influential age cohort in today’s residential property market. The Millennials are a significantly larger group than Generation X, those born between 1965 […]
01/02/19

Central Coast affordability

Comparative affordability Sydney and Melbourne – the nation’s largest property markets – have endured price corrections over the last 12-18 months. However, these corrections follow on from accelerated property growth: prices in Sydney and Melbourne increased by almost 50% in the last five years to a median house sales price of $960,000 and $783,000, respectively […]
02/01/19

A quarter of first home buyers also considering purchasing investment property

New research from Westpac reveals a quarter of first home buyers are considering buying both an investment property and an owner-occupier home. Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report shows first home buyers (FHBs) are feeling more confident than ever about their prospects of home ownership. The report found 29 per cent of FHBs are considering buying […]
02/01/19

4 upsides to downsizing

While it’s tempting to hold onto the family home because of the sentimental value, the reality is that it may be holding you back from a better lifestyle and a more comfortable financial situation. Downsizing could allow you to find a home that’s more appropriate to your lifestyle, while also freeing up time and money […]

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Sign up to get fresh updates!