Federal Budget 2024: What’s In It For Property?

With property and housing front and centre of political, social and economic debate so far in 2024, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has delivered his hotly anticipated federal budget for 2024–25 to Parliament. Walking a fine line between delivering cost-of-living relief without adding to inflation, the Treasurer sought to assure Australians in his 2024-25 budget address that…

INFLATION AND THE HOUSING MARKET

Inflation and the Housing Market ABS figures showed the highest annual rate of inflation in June 2022 in almost 32 years. As we head into the new financial year, annual inflation is expected to peak at over 7%, according to the Treasury and the RBA. This means household budgets will be tighter, savings will be…

HOW COVID-19 CHANGED THE PROPERTY MARKET

Flashback two years to March 2020, when a collective cloud of anxiety first loomed as the state was plunged into our first COVID-19 lockdown. We didn’t know then, of course, the extent to which the government would cushion the pandemic’s blow, propping up the economy over the next two years with low interest rates and…