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News, Media & Market Updates.

2022-23 Budget Response

Play Video OpenCorp CEO, Matthew Lewison, spent last night looking over the Federal Government’s 2022-23 Budget. In the video above, he shares his…

Why you should have confidence in property. 

Australian Consumer Confidence   Bad news and fear sell clicks.  We’ve been saying it for years, and it is as true now as…

Australia’s housing crisis continues to worsen

Australia’s housing crisis continues to worsen, with South-East Queensland one of the most critically undersupplied markets. To help address the situation, the…

QLD scraps changes to Land Tax

The news has just come out. The Queensland Government has decided to scrap controversial land tax laws that increase the cost burden…

Where to invest when rates rise.

Play Video In a country where we have terms such as ‘tall poppy syndrome’, it’s easy to focus on the negative headlines,…

Will rising interest rates and inflation cause house prices to collapse?

If some media articles were to be believed, the sky is falling in on us. The media like to focus on a…

OpenCorp donates 36K to support Homeless Youth

Melbourne-based property investment specialists OpenCorp took a team-wide vote and decided to pledge their support to the Property Industry Foundation with a…

CoreLogic’s national home value index for October

Australian home values continue to rise, with Brisbane leading the charge in October CoreLogic’s national home value index, released on Monday morning…

APRA announces changes to lending laws

Today APRA announced changes to loan serviceability expectations which raise the interest rate buffer from 2.5% to 3.0%. OpenCorp CEO, Matthew Lewison…

Nothing can stop the property market – Are you on the property train?

CoreLogic’s National Housing Data Report released this morning shows property prices rose 2.2% last month, continuing the current property surge across Australia…

Property markets are full steam ahead!

Last month we said some of the Core Logic numbers were simply mouth-watering. Core Logic’s Month Housing Data Report shows dwellings continue…

Tim Lawless' View of Proposed Relaxing of Lending Laws

What is Tim Lawless’ view of the government’s proposed relaxing of the lending laws? I canvassed the opinion of Tim Lawless, one…

Proposed relaxing of lending laws a big plus for property investors

How property investors can benefit from relaxed lending laws Expanded credit approval would be a shot in the arm for the economy…

Shifting the Australian economy out of idle: Housing, infrastructure, education, tourism & healthcare

The Australian government’s dilemma is to keep the economy running, but not waste funds revving the motor with the handbrake still on,…

How to build wealth in 2021 – and beyond

Property investment is less about the actual property and more about the system to create wealth, writes OpenCorp Director – Investment Services,…

Why property investment remains as safe as houses

Over the past few decades, there has been a proliferation of property “experts” around, all competing to have the final word on…

Why the stamp duty changes could light a rocket under Australia

Property Markets are Heating Up Fast, Thanks in Part to New Stamp Duty Changes    Each month, before we release our latest…

Just released: The OpenCorp property market report Quarter 4, 2020

We are already in the 4th quarter of 2020 and the outlook for property in Australia is much more positive than first…

New research: Australia's property market moves into recovery mode

All indications are that Australia’s property market is set for recovery.  Leading property data, information, analytics and services provider, CoreLogic, has just…

The media says one thing, the data tells a different story

The number-crunchers here at OpenCorp love nothing more than cold hard facts that, when pieced together, tell a story. We’ve been looking…

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg BY MATT LEWISON, DIRECTOR, OPENCORP OpenCorp’s Matthew Lewison has been making sense…