The newest suburbs in Australia to crack the million-dollar mark
Forty-six suburbs across the country entered the million-dollar club in the year to June 2020.
RBA makes the case for 20-storey apartments in Sydney
Planning controls -- and not demand -- have pushed the price of apartments in Sydney up by more than half of their construction costs, Australia’s central bank has found.
As jobless figure creeps, more people defer mortgage repayments
Homeowners who deferred their mortgages are making less repayments than when the pandemic first struck, putting them in the position where they will likely face compounding interest charges in the thousands, according to data released by the financial regulator.
How COVID-19 is affecting the property rental market
Rental markets in Australia have taken a beating from COVID-19, with rents and yields falling in inner city areas.
Cash rate held but low rates are still up for grabs
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today held the cash rate at a record low of 0.25 per cent for the fifth month in a row. But there are still record-low home loan rates up for grabs for borrowers willing to make the switch.
Borrowers rush to refinance as loyalty tax bites
The Reserve Bank is expected to leave the cash rate on hold at 0.25 per cent when it meets this afternoon. But a new survey from RateCity.com.au found 43 per cent of home loan borrowers are looking to refinance in light of COVID-19 and record low rates.
RBA considers cutting record low cash rate
High unemployment, tapering stimulus payments, a sagging property market and a possible second COVID-19 wave will be front of mind when the RBA meets to decide if a rate cut should take place.
Property values shrink in capital cities as COVID-19 casts uncertainty: CoreLogic
Australia’s sale and rental market fell for a third month straight led by drops in its largest cities, new data shows, testing its resilience as the country grapples with a pandemic.
Australians hesitant to buy property amid weak confidence in the housing market
Shaky confidence in the property market’s resilience against COVID-19 and the economic downturn has delayed Australians’ property plans.
Strong demand for new homes creates economic momentum for Tasmania
Tasmania has pipped Australia’s other states and territories in the rankings for economic performance for the first time in its own right since October 2009.
Home loans hit new record low of 1.98%
Homestar Finance has today claimed the title of the lowest fixed rate on the market for new home buyers and refinancers, sitting at 1.98%.
Government stimulus and low interest rates prop up declining property market
Property prices have tumbled nationally due to COVID-19, but it could have been worse.
Bendigo Bank extends offset accounts to fixed rate mortgage holders
Bendigo Bank will offer fixed rate mortgage borrowers the option to access a 100 per cent offset account.
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