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JobKeeper Payment for employers and employees

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. 

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Tenants and landlords are left in limbo as to how they will be affected by COVID-19

The national cabinet has agreed to consider advice from Treasurers on commercial and residential tenancies at their next meeting on Friday April 3.

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Will rent reductions put landlords at risk?

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) strongly challenges the inference that landlords can burden the costs in the same way billion-dollar institutions and governments can.

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The big four banks are letting borrowers hit pause on their payments, but this is no mortgage holiday

On Friday, the Australian Banking Association stepped up and told the nation that all of its members had agreed to give small business a reprieve from loan repayments.

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Residential property is outperforming shares

Record low mortgage rates, rising home prices, strong auction clearance rates, limited housing supply, improving access to home loans and now financial market volatility are encouraging Aussies to return to the property market.

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Sunshine Coast makes the Five Cities Tipped for Property Investment Growth

Four capital cities and one major regional location are the best picks for investors in 2020 with major infrastructure projects and rental yield driving property investment growth, according to The Urban Developer.

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Where Is a Mortgage Cheaper Than Rent?

Corelogic data suggests that more than a third of properties across Australia (33.9pc) had estimated mortgage repayments that were less than weekly rental repayments.

Most of these (20pc) were located in regional Queensland, namely the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

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Which banks passed on the March RBA rate cut?

The Reserve Bank (RBA) cut Australia's cash rate to a record low 0.50% on Tuesday. How did the big four banks respond?

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How widespread is Airbnb in Australia?

According to research, approximately 4% of the Australian housing stock is, or has been, used as an Airbnb. Read more

Strong demand for Sunshine Coast office space

The Sunshine Coast has recorded a significant drop in office market vacancy in what has been labelled a positive sign for the region’s economy.
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