One of the appeals of the Sunshine Coast is the range of property available, from high-end luxury villas, to apartments and affordable family homes.
If variable interest rates begin rising in the middle of 2017, as predicted by Zac Peteh, director of mortgage broker Mint Equity, it could be time to consider fixing your rate.
The increase in the value of loans for investors "may continue to cause policymakers angst over 2017" says Craig James, chief economist of CommSec.
Because they are delaying the purchase of their first home, more Australians will have a mortgage later in life, according to The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
Mortgage holders should review their home loans after a number of lenders imposed out-of-cycle interest rate rises, says John Kolenda of mortgage broker 1300HomeLoan.
LJ Hooker has identified five trends it predicts will shape Australian real estate in 2017.
Simon Cohen, co-founder and managing director of Cohen Handler, recommends buying property near new infrastructure in 2017.
The latest Westpac Melbourne Institute survey of consumer sentiment shows many Australians believe the real estate market has peaked.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Real Estate Institute of Australia shows that uneven performances across the country are slowing the overall pace of property price growth.
Stamp duty is making it unaffordable to move and tying up housing stock, says Laing+Simmons Managing Director, Leanne Pilkington.
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