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The Economy Behind The Bushfire Recovery Efforts and Climate Change Reform

As the unprecedented fire season continues to grip the country and cause widespread devastation, it will likely have a profound impact on Australia’s infrastructure spending and economic status as the impact of the widespread rebuild is fully realised. According to pwc, investment in Australia’s transport infrastructure is predicted to grow at 4.9% per year to […]

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Development Finance Partners December 2019 Market Update

In our final market update for the year, DFP Director Baxter Gamble shares why interest rates are on hold for now and where opportunity is for developers.  Watch the video.  

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Looking Back at 2019: The Highlights and DFP’s Top 5 Predictions for 2020

With 2019 coming to a close, it’s important for the development industry to look back over the highlights of the past 12 months and reflect on what happened in order to understand more about what’s in store for 2020. The past 12 months were tumultuous for the residential property industry, with many ups and downs. […]

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Support for Affordable Housing Key for Addressing Affordability Concerns

There is no question that affordable housing is a crucial consideration of Australia’s residential market moving forward, and with big names such as NAB, Apple and Google all backing the sector nationally and abroad it begs the question: what is being done to help support and build a pipeline of affordable housing projects across Australia? […]

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How first-home buyers benefit from an optimistic residential property market

Australia’s housing sector continues to show signs of optimism in the wake of Federal Election promises and a string of good news for developers, including the fact first-home buyers are set to begin streaming into the market off the back of government incentives. Official restrictions on lenders and investors and record-low interest rates have helped […]

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What happens when interest rates hit zero

Australia’s interest rates have again been a casualty in the battle against rising unemployment rates and a stalling economy – posing the question: what will happen when interest rates hit zero? At the start of October, the Reserve Bank announced that it would cut the official cash rate to below 1 per cent for the […]

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The State of Play: What QBE’s Housing Outlook 2019-2022 Shows for Australia’s Residential Property Market

In 2018, more than 110,000 first-home buyers entered the Australian housing market. According to QBE’s Australian Housing Outlook 2019-2022, the future for residential property in Australia looks even brighter as regulatory intervention in financial markets continues to ease and strong population growth supports demand for housing. QBE’s report looks back on many of the events […]

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Choosing the Right Finance Model Fit for Your Next Development

Securing finance is a complex yet crucial responsibility of property developers and investors. Knowing what lenders look for in development proposals can carry a project through its preliminary funding stages and onto bigger and better milestones, but it’s important that developers choose the right finance model that suits their specific project needs. As Australia’s banking […]

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