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Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

New buyers not bothered by interest rate rises

Rising living costs and housing affordability pose a greater barrier to home ownership than the fear of interest rate rises, a new Loan Market survey has found.

Home Loans

24 May, 2011

2 min read

New buyers not bothered by interest rate rises
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

The Big Four clean up with mortgage market share

The major banks appear to be winning the battle for the lion’s share of Australia’s lucrative home loans market.

Home Loans

23 May, 2011

2 min read

The Big Four clean up with mortgage market share
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Repayment pressure as mortgage defaults increase

Both the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac have reported an increase in customers unable to meet their mortgage payments as living costs and utility bills soar. And the problem is likely to get worse before it gets better.

Home Loans

20 May, 2011

2 min read

Repayment pressure as mortgage defaults increase
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

2011 Budget overlooks housing affordability

Treasurer Wayne Swan’s 2011-12 federal budget failed to provide solutions to Australia’s housing affordability crisis, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).

Home Loans

16 May, 2011

2 min read

2011 Budget overlooks housing affordability
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

House prices double in the last decade

According to data released by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Australia’s median house price has doubled since 2000.

Home Loans

19 Apr, 2011

2 min read

House prices double in the last decade
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Solutions to housing affordability

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has presented a submission to the

Home Loans

18 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Solutions to housing affordability
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Is Australian property the most overvalued in the world?

According to economic bible, The Economist, the Australian property market is the most overvalued in the world, closely followed by Hong Kong and France.

Home Loans

18 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Is Australian property the most overvalued in the world?
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Natural disasters create mortgage stress for Queensland

Three months down the track and the knock-on effects of Queensland's recent cyclone and flood devastation is being felt by householders and banks alike.

Home Loans

15 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Natural disasters create mortgage stress for Queensland
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Can another stimulus package boost new housing affordability?

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) wants the federal government to introduce further stimulus measures to boost new housing starts so they don't fall back to 2009 global financial crisis levels.

Home Loans

11 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Can another stimulus package boost new housing affordability?
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Is population capping the way to lower house prices?

It’s not just interest rates that can hurt your bottom dollar. Fees and establishment costs can make a big difference to the amount you pay for your mortgage.

Home Loans

10 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Is population capping the way to lower house prices?
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Interest rate hikes predicted for second half of 2011

With interest rates at a record low, is now the time to look at fixing your mortgage?

Home Loans

05 Apr, 2011

2 min read

Interest rate hikes predicted for second half of 2011
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Market recovery More home buyers hitting the market

Mortgage applications in Australia may have hit their lowest point in eight years, but there are some indications a slow, upward climb has begun. Veda Advantage's quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index found mortgage enquiries during the October to December 2010 quarter were up 3.4 percent compared with the September quarter.

Home Loans

02 Mar, 2011

3 min read

Market recovery More home buyers hitting the market