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WHEN WILL HOUSE PRICES FALL…?

It’s one of the most common questions we’re being asked right now – when will house prices fall? What’s important to remember here is that absolutely nobody has a crystal ball to give you the correct answer – it’s all speculation – but at Direct Collective we have a long history of calling it right….

4 days ago
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SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED ABOUT AN INTEREST RATE RISE?

As the Australian economy recovers from COVID-19 and housing prices continue to increase, there’s been a lot of talk of late about when interest rates will rise and what impact this will have on homeowners and investors. Earlier this week a national Australian mortgage and rental affordability survey (https://fbaamedia.wordpress.com/2021/11/15/survey-predicts-looming-disaster-when-interest-rates-rise/) predicted ‘dire consequences’ for the economy…

2 weeks ago
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WHY SUNSHINE COAST HOUSE PRICES COULD GROW BY 40%

THE SUNSHINE COAST: NO LONGER BRISBANE’S YOUNGER SIBLING BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF GROWING UP TO DO For years the Sunshine Coast was seen as the younger sibling to Brisbane and sometimes also the Gold Coast, but the reality is the region is now growing at a rapid rate and outperforming our state’s…

1 month ago
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WHAT CAN THE SUNSHINE COAST LEARN FROM MANHATTAN?

It’s one of the most expensive areas in the world – a real estate market dominated by high rises only affordable to a small minority. So how did Manhattan become an exclusive island for the wealthy and what can we, as Sunshine Coast residents and thought leaders, learn from this? The Sunshine Coast is currently…

1 month ago
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Why the interest rate buffer increase is a problem

Recently the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced a change to tighten lending standards in a move to tackle high debt home loans and house price inflation that will come into effect very soon. Don’t worry, interest rates aren’t rising yet. However, their solution is to adjust the interest rate buffer – the measure by…

2 months ago
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ALL THINGS PROPERTY ON THE AIR – EPISODE 2

The Sunshine Coast brewed the perfect storm for a rental crisis, the signs of which we saw coming over 10 years ago. What’s happening on the Sunshine Coast now is not as a result of COVID, rather COVID was like the accelerant to a fire that was already lit. COVID’s disruption appears to have masked…

2 months ago
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