The Australian housing market explained


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Jun 17, 2010( 1 min read )

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The Australian housing market is one of the most topical aspects of the economy and is continually in the headlines. The housing market is just that, the market for residential homes for sale or rent and is affected by numerous factors such as:

  • Supply and demand
  • Housing prices
  • The economy both world-wide and local
  • Government incentives such as first home buyer grants
  • Housing development
  • And fluctuations in interest rates

Those wishing to enter the housing market should do their research on both property prices and home loans so you can make better informed decisions about your financial situation. Visit our home loans page or view the table to the right which shows some of our top standard variable rate home loans.

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