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Property Values Stable Amid COVID-19



While the COVID-19 outbreak has already significantly affected market activity and listing volumes, property values remained in the positive territory in the previous weeks, according to CoreLogic's latest market analysis.

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Low Rates Poised To Buoy Prices



The low interest-rate environment will be crucial in helping cushion the negative impact of the coronavirus outbreak on house prices, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

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Fears of ‘second-class’ Queensland tenants amid new coronavirus rent laws


“Even pre-COVID, the selection criteria around tenancies look at abilities to pay, which is the biggest concern,” Dr Sturgeon said. “People who play in that market are risk-averse like all investors, and they’ll seek out lower risk alternatives. “If you’re COVID-19 impacted, you will be lower on the list.”

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Queensland First Home Loan Deposit Scheme recipients outweigh Victoria


Each state has seen successful applications with the top three being NSW, where 1397 certificates have been issued after settlement of a property, Queensland with 1119 and Victoria with 951, as of April 20. A further 3909 places are on hold waiting for the purchase of a property while only 1944 places are still available.

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Guide to the COVID-19 tenancy legislation changes


On Friday 24 April 2020, the the Palaszczuk Government enacted the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (COVID-19 Regulations), which temporarily amends the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

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Will tenant criteria change post COVID-19?


While location and price are top priorities for renters, the latest behavioural search data from realestate.com.au reveals what renters are looking for in a home – but could this change post COVID-19?


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RSL Queensland | Light up the Dawn


Make the pledge this year to stand in your driveway, on your balcony or in your living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.
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How to clean your house to prevent the spread of infection


As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, it’s a good time to understand how cleaning can help prevent the spread of disease and what you can do to cut the risk of infection in your home.

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Rental market takes a hit from COVID-19


While the rental market is starting to show signs of the impact of COVID-19, the buyer market is holding up relatively well, for now. Search activity has slowed over the past two weeks but it is still well up compared to the same time last year.
 

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Six month moratorium on evicting residential tenants during the coronavirus shutdown


The Prime Minister has announced a six month moratorium on evicting residential tenants during the coronavirus shutdown.

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