With the new year now well underway transactions in January have been exceptionally strong with over 40 sales and leasing transactions completed in effectively only two weeks of normal trading.

Leading on from over 700 transactions in 2017 the initial outlook and sentiment indicates an even stronger 2018.

The banks will play a major role in where we end up this year. Relaxing some of the lending criteria will be paramount to a continued healthy economy and property market, particularly now that stamp duty savings are off the table and planning more difficult than its ever been. The financial sector needs to take the lead and get a little more spirited with their lending.

Wishing you all a successful 2018

Charles Cini