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Three of the Big Four banks now offering home loan cash backs

More than a dozen lenders are offering cash incentives for home owners willing to move their business to a new lender, according to RateCity.

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Property prices set to surge post-COVID-19

"Property has shown its resilience through economic shocks before and we have no reason to expect it won’t do so again.”

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Which rental markets have been impacted most by COVID-19?

The impact on different regions will vary, depending on how exposed markets are to tourism, migration and job losses.

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REA-Insights-Search-Activity.png Search Activity Increases

Despite COVID-19 shutdowns, Australians are maintaining a keen interest in property. New data shows search activity across the Buy and Rent sections of has increased over the past week and is considerably higher than it was a year ago.

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The Relative Resilience of Property Values

So far, the COVID-19 downturn has had a dramatic impact on agent activity and listings volumes in residential real estate. But the value of dwellings has been relatively resilient. 

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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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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 reveals what renters are looking for in a home – but could this change post COVID-19?

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