Only two of Australia’s eight capital cities have a median house price that can be afforded by an average single income, new analysis by Australia’s leading financial comparison website, RateCity.com.au, shows.
Property prices on the east coast of Australia continue to rise to unattainable highs with a person looking to buy in Brisbane or Melbourne requiring an $80,866 and $96,706 salary respectively to afford a median priced house.
“Our analysis reveals a reality that many young Australians are now living; the impossibility of affording a median-priced house on an average salary in most capital cities,” said Peter Arnold, data insights director at RateCity.com.au.
This week, Paul Bird from the REIV issued a media release that put a spotlight on those Melbourne suburbs where people should consider the economics of buying as opposed to renting.
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The property market for first home buyers is challenging. Prices are very high and incomes have not kept pace with the percentage rise in property prices.
Many young Australians and even older Australians, despair at ever getting into the property market.
We often read the property investment success stories in the media but there are mistakes that people who are looking to buy a residential property as an investment can make. What strategies do successful property owners use to accrue real estate?
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You should always take interest rates into account when choosing a home loan or mortgage. Be wary that lenders may attract consumers with low rates for the first few term of a loan, but may charge much higher rates thereafter.
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