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Fixed mortgage rates cut


Mark Bristow
Mar 20, 2019( 3 min read )

UTS professor brings balance to housing debate

Mortgage lending and property prices are in freefall, with potentially damaging consequences for the Australian economy. Should we blame APRA?


Nick Bendel
Mar 15, 2019( 3 min read )

Properties more likely to sell high than low across Australia


Mark Bristow
Mar 13, 2019( 3 min read )

Housing finance slides in January, as credit cards decline

ABS figures show housing finance tumbled further in January, while the number of credit card accounts continues to fall, according to the RBA.


Nick Bendel
Mar 12, 2019( 3 min read )

NAB and other banks cut mortgage rates

National Australia Bank (NAB) last week cut variable mortgage interest rates on selected loans for new owner occupiers making principal and interest repayments. Other banks that also shifted their rates last week included AMP, Teachers Mutual Bank and Adelaide Bank.


Mark Bristow
Mar 11, 2019( 2 min read )

Great Australian dream not dead for first home buyers

New research from Housing Industry Association (HIA) has found that the goal of home ownership still matters for a majority of Australians, with 81 per cent of Aussies believing they should be able to own their own home.


Alex Ritchie
Mar 10, 2019( 2 min read )

NSW and Victoria becoming more affordable property markets

Housing affordability has improved in four states and territories, while rental affordability has also improved in four, according to a new report.


Nick Bendel
Mar 8, 2019( 2 min read )

Cash rate on hold as more banks slash fixed rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia has today left the cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent. Meanwhile, 22 lenders have slashed rates on more than 150 fixed home loans this year, as competition among the banks heats up.


Alex Ritchie
Mar 6, 2019( 2 min read )

Online lender unveils 3.48% mortgage product

Loans.com.au has launched a new home loan that has one of the lowest interest rates in Australia.


Nick Bendel
Mar 6, 2019( 2 min read )

Do Australians prefer banks to brokers?

With sweeping changes to mortgage broker remuneration on the table in the wake of the recent banking royal commission, new figures indicate that Australian mortgage holders may be more satisfied with their experience when applying for a mortgage directly through a bank branch.


Mark Bristow
Mar 5, 2019( 3 min read )

Home sellers more likely to tempt with discounts


Alex Ritchie
Mar 4, 2019( 2 min read )

February finishes with mortgage rate rises

Several lenders increased variable interest rates on selected home loans in the last week of February, though there were also cuts to interest rates for some fixed rate loans.


Mark Bristow
Mar 1, 2019( 4 min read )

Gold Coast vacancy rates snowball in December

The latest vacancy report has been released, with Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ) finding the Gold Coast to have the highest vacancy rate increase in the December quarter, growing from 1.7 per cent to 4.8 per cent.


Alex Ritchie
Feb 27, 2019( 3 min read )

New mortgage product offers automated approval

Bendigo Bank has unveiled an “instant home loan”, which is powered by its fintech partner, Tic:Toc.


Nick Bendel
Feb 26, 2019( 2 min read )

Suncorp discounts variable mortgage rates

Suncorp has recently increased the discount on selected variable rate home loans for new customers by ten basis points.


Mark Bristow
Feb 25, 2019( 1 min read )

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