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A trial housing development on a 34-unit apartment block in North Melbourne has helped people come off social housing waiting lists, thanks to a unique partnership between University of Melbourne, Melbourne City Mission, Resilient Melbourne and the City of Melbourne.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created a system to model and predict house values and rental rates at the individual property level.  The comparison of these two values offers insight into rental yields in the market; an import metric that can be used by buyers, sellers, investors and renters to help make informed choices.

Corporate decision-making, financial analytics tools and understanding the role of capital markets will all be central to a new suite of online courses developed by the University of Melbourne for BNY Mellon.

Experts available for comment on the Federal budget.

Despite a rise by the Reserve Bank in the official cash rate yesterday, and the prospect of more rises in November, Associate Professor Neville Norman says borrowers are still ‘better off’.