Should I invest my home deposit? | Money & Life

Should I invest my home deposit? In the past year, national housing values have risen a whopping 22.2 per cent, adding around $126,700 to the median cost of a home. The rapid rate of growth has left many would-be homebuyers out in the cold. So if you’re saving for your first home, or looking to upgrade, what can you do? After another year of double digit growth, many first-time buyers have been left shaking their …

Five reasons to expect a cooling in the Australian property market and falling prices in 2023 | AMP Capital

Five reasons to expect a cooling in the Australian property market and falling prices in 2023 Key Points After a 22% rise in Australian home prices this year, they are expected to slow to 5% growth in 2022 with prices likely to fall 5-10% in 2023. The main drivers behind the slowdown are: worsening affordability; rising supply; rising rates; macro prudential tightening; & a rotation in spending away from housing. The main risks on the …

Three reasons why the long-term bull market in Australian house prices may be getting close to the end | AMP Capital

Three reasons why the long-term bull market in Australian house prices may be getting close to the end Key points Australian home prices are currently in a cyclical upswing which likely has further to go into 2022. However, the longer-term bull market, that has seen above trend growth in property prices since the mid-1990s, may be close to an end as the long-term decline in interest rates bottoms out, property undersupply swings towards oversupply & …

What you can claim when working from home | Money & Life

What you can claim when working from home Setting up a home office? Here’s how to create a comfortable workspace, while offsetting the extra costs of working remotely. If you’re among those who’s decided to say ‘so-long’ to the office, you’ve probably also realised that having the right home-office set up is essential for your productivity – and sanity. As many of us learnt during lockdown, trying to fit in a full day’s work at …

Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market

  Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market   Key points Expect average Australian home prices to rise 5-10% this year and next as ultra-low interest rates and economic recovery feed through. However, the outlook is divergent – with houses expected to outperform units and smaller cities and regional property expected to play catch up. The drivers of the long-term property bull market …

Getting started in property | Q&AMP

Getting started in property Buying your first home is exciting but can also be overwhelming. It’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so it’s critical that first-home buyers are informed about the home-buying process that lies ahead. AMP Senior Home Loan Specialist Aarti Joshi and AMP Senior Personal Banker Nick Stavroulakis join our host AMP Capital Senior Economist Diana Mousina to discuss what you need to know before you start …

Market Update 20 March 2020 | AMP Capital

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets remained under pressure over the last week as the number of coronavirus cases continued to surge, economic data started to weaken sharply and financial markets saw increasing dysfunction. The latter was highlighted by a blow out in corporate borrowing rates and a surge in government bond yields (as fund managers facing redemptions sold their liquid previously strong positions and their has been a rush into …

Under 40 and broke: Why young people need financial advice more than ever

Under 40 and broke: Why young people need financial advice more than ever With increasing debt and falling home ownership among the under 40s, their financial prospects are less than rosy.  If this trend is set to continue, young people are going to be needing financial advice more than ever to help them make the best choices for a secure future. There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about how much better off …

How to buy a home and still have a life

How to buy a home and still have a life With the cost of buying property on the rise, many families and individuals are sacrificing other financial commitments to afford the home they want. So how can you budget for your home without being too frugal in your savings and spending? We talked to CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional Michael Hayward from Capital Partners about getting the balance right between financing a home and other lifestyle goals. …

Home sweet home: Your guide to the FHSSS

Home sweet home: Your guide to the FHSSS The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) came into effect on 1 July, and the property market has started cooling, so could the time have come for first-home buyers to make their move? CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional Jeremy Chiel from Stonehouse Group shares some insights into the challenges and solutions facing younger people when it comes to home ownership. Housing affordability has been in and out of the headlines, …