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Saving for a home? It might take you ten years

New CoreLogic figures have painted a more stable picture of the Australian housing market but saving for a house deposit can still take up to ten years to achieve.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Aug 14, 2019( 4 min read )

Cash rate back in a holding pattern while new customer rates continue to fall

The RBA left the cash rate on hold this month at a record low of 1 per cent, but borrowers can still get a further rate cut if they turn themselves into new customers.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Aug 6, 2019( 2 min read )

Is it time to fix your home loan?

It’s the age-old question people love to ask: is now the best time to fix? With cash rate at a historic low of 1 per cent, the question of whether to fix or not has become more prevalent than ever.


Sally Tindall

Sally Tindall

Jul 30, 2019( 5 min read )

The pros and cons of comparing fixed rate home loans

Following recent cash rate cuts from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), many banks have slashed their home loan interest rates to new lows.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

Jul 30, 2019( 3 min read )

UBank offering 5-year investor rates for 3.49%

More than a dozen lenders, large and small, are now offering investors five-year fixed rates for under 4 per cent.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jul 29, 2019( 3 min read )

CBA takes the axe to fixed rates

Australia’s largest bank has today cut its fixed rate home loans, making it the last of the big four banks to adjust fixed rates since the RBA cash rate cut on July 2.


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

Jul 26, 2019( 3 min read )

Eight lenders offering variable home loans under 3.10%

What a difference two months makes for Australian home loan customers.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jul 26, 2019( 2 min read )

Making sense of the rate cuts, what does it all mean?


Rachel Wastell

Rachel Wastell

Jul 24, 2019( 6 min read )

How you can still get a slice of the Great Australian Dream

Over 70 per cent of Australians still consider property ownership to be the Great Australian Dream, according to new research from Commonwealth Bank of Australia.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 22, 2019( 3 min read )

Cheapest rents found in Perth and Adelaide

Australia’s renters on the east coast may need to look a bit further afield to find more affordable places to live, with a new report revealing that the cheapest rents are found in Adelaide and Perth. Property investors however, may welcome news that the highest rents can be found in Canberra and Sydney.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

Jul 15, 2019( 3 min read )

Home lending continues to fall.. but for how long?

ABS figures out today show first home buyers have continued to gain market share while the rest of the home lending market continues to fall.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 11, 2019( 2 min read )

Fewer homes taken to auction in July

New research from CoreLogic has found that auction volumes remain lower year-on-year, with the number of homes taken to auction over the first week of July less than that of the same time last year.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 8, 2019( 3 min read )

APRA changes: why the average Aussie family can now borrow $60K more

APRA’s decision today to remove the 7 per cent floor on home loan serviceability assessments will help take the brakes off Australia’s home loan credit crunch.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 5, 2019( 3 min read )

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