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Consumers start 2015 by saving more

By James Brown

Having a decent deposit is the first step to securing property in Deception Bay, so latest consumer confidence figures might signal good news for the sector.

The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index for the week ending 11 January was up just 0.3 per cent from the previous week, which could offer some insight into people's attitudes towards their money.

ANZ chief economist Warren Hogan explained that while the results may seem disappointing, they could indicate that Australians are more interested in saving than spending at the moment.

He suggest this is evident through "subdued levels of confidence, combined with soft retail sales in November and mixed anecdotes about December sales" that have emerged over recent days.

Helping you get onto the property ladder

Enlisting the help of a real estate agent in Burpengary could be just what you need to make those all-important first steps onto the property ladder.

Once you've saved for your deposit, it's time to see what's available not only within your budget, but in the locations you'd most like to live.

Here at Ray White Burpengary, we have an extensive knowledge of the local area that can help you make a decision that is most suited to your needs.

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