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Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement November

November update: RBA keeps cash rate on hold at 3.25 percent

Home Loans

04 Dec, 2012

2 min read

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement November
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Strata laws could force unwilling owners to sell

Proposed changes to strata laws could see unit owners in New South Wales forced to sell their homes to developers if a majority of owners in the building vote to sell.

Home Loans

13 Nov, 2012

3 min read

Strata laws could force unwilling owners to sell
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Cheaper to buy than rent

A new report has found it's now cheaper to buy than it is to rent in 388 suburbs around the country, that's up a massive 63 percent since August.

Home Loans

05 Nov, 2012

4 min read

Cheaper to buy than rent
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement October

October update: RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points

Home Loans

03 Oct, 2012

3 min read

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement October
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement

October update: Reserve Bank leave rates on hold at 2.5%

Home Loans

02 Oct, 2012

2 min read

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Housing affordability getting worse

Two in five Australians believe housing affordability is an issue, according to new research from the University of Sydney.

Home Loans

27 Aug, 2012

3 min read

Housing affordability getting worse
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Reverse mortgages at highest levels since the GFC

Reverse mortgages have grown to their highest levels since 2007, as 'asset rich' but 'cash poor' seniors look to their family home to finance their retirement, research by Deloitte shows.

Home Loans

17 Aug, 2012

3 min read

Reverse mortgages at highest levels since the GFC
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Government lends a hand to young buyers

Many first time buyers today show concern about the high cost of entry level property prices and, statistically, they may have a case.

Home Loans

25 Jun, 2012

3 min read

Government lends a hand to young buyers
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Retail boost: sales tipped to rise

Recent rate cuts and proposed Federal handouts are expected to drive consumers back to the checkout at a pace not seen since the onset of the global financial crisis.

Home Loans

14 Jun, 2012

3 min read

Retail boost: sales tipped to rise
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

What another rate cut will mean for you

Borrowers can expect further interest rate relief this year, with economists predicting that rates could be slashed by as much as 50 basis points in coming months.

Home Loans

04 Jun, 2012

3 min read

What another rate cut will mean for you
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Mortgage pain is buyer's gain

In suburbs around the country a growing number of households are being forced to sell their homes as the economic slowdown puts mortgage repayments beyond their reach.

Home Loans

01 Jun, 2012

3 min read

Mortgage pain is buyer's gain
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Mortgage defaults soar, despite falling rates

More homeowners are falling behind on mortgage repayments, despite rate cuts and a low unemployment rate, research suggests.

Home Loans

28 May, 2012

2 min read

Mortgage defaults soar, despite falling rates