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NSW housing affordability policy abandoned

Planning Minister Brad Hazzard has put a stop to a policy introduced by the previous government allowing construction of medium density developments that did not meet local planning laws, providing 20 percent of the dwellings were allocated for rent at below market rate for 10 years.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 28, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 24, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 23, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 20, 2011( 2 min read )

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).


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 16, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 19, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 18, 2011( 2 min read )

Solutions to housing affordability

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


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 18, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 15, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 11, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 10, 2011( 2 min read )

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?


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 5, 2011( 2 min read )

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.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Mar 2, 2011( 3 min read )

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