First home buyers taking the place of property investors
The investors abandoning the Australian housing market are being replaced by first home buyers, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA).Home Loans21 Feb 2018• 2 min read
Could interest rate rises put Australia’s economy in mortgage stress?
The risk that household debt and mortgage stress represents to Australia’s wider financial stability may be smaller than expected, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), though a percentage of owner occupiers and investors could be impacted by changes to economic conditions, with the risk to investors expected to increase over the coming years.Home Loans20 Feb 2018• 5 min read
Ten years of value growth; how Australia’s property market has transformed
There has been a lot of talk about Australia’s “hot property market”, however there has actually been little value growth over the past decade outside of Sydney and Melbourne, with negative growth in some regions, according to research by CoreLogic.Home Loans20 Feb 2018• 4 min read
ING mortgages just got cheaper…and dearer
ING Australia has today made a series of changes to its home loan interest rates, with some falling by up to 17 basis points and others rising by up to 41 points.Home Loans16 Feb 2018• 3 min read
Will South Australia stay strong through 2018?
South Australia’s property market experienced a strong finish to 2017, according to new figures from the Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA), though housing affordability remains an important issue.Home Loans13 Feb 2018• 2 min read
Housing finance: investors make a more permanent retreat from the marketHome Loans10 Feb 2018• 2 min read
Perth property market enters “recovery phase”
The latest figures from REIWA painted an optimistic picture for the capital city, with all key indicators showing improvement.Home Loans9 Feb 2018• 3 min read
Banking organisations respond to Productivity Commission
Australia’s banking organisations have responded to the release of the draft report from the Productivity Commission (PC) on competition in Australia’s financial sector, looking closely at issues affecting both their members and Australian bank customers.Home Loans8 Feb 2018• 3 min read