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Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 2 min read )

What the rise of first home buyers means for you

The number of first home buyers has finally began to increase thanks to state and territory incentives such as grants and tax concessions, according to data from CoreLogic.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 6 min read )

Exclusive – Australia’s youngest property tycoon sets the record straight

Stephanie Brennan is one of Australia’s youngest real estate entrepreneurs, at just 27 she already owns properties across three continents rumoured to be worth $3.2 million.


Georgie Hay

Georgie Hay

( 6 min read )

ME Bank raises home loan rates for existing customers

ME bank is the latest Australian bank to hike home loan rates after Suncorp Bank, State Custodians and loans.com.au raised the majority of their variable rates over the past month.


RateCity Staff

RateCity Staff

( 3 min read )

More Aussies choosing to renovate than relocate

The number of owner-occupiers renovating their homes has risen by 21 per cent since 2015, according to research by Westpac. The research also found that the number of Australian homeowners considering selling decreased by 11 per cent compared to last year, dropping back down to the same level as 2015.


Jessica Della-Franca

Jessica Della-Franca

( 2 min read )

How changes to Capital Gains Tax could impact housing affordability

Newly released research from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) suggests that an increase in Capital Gains Tax would raise the cost of renting and make housing affordability even more problematic.


Leah Dobihal

Leah Dobihal

( 2 min read )

Second lender lifts mortgage rates

State Custodians has announced it will increase interest rates on variable home loans by 0.10 percentage points, effective 17 April 2018.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

( 2 min read )

Falls felt for February housing finance

The latest Housing Finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate that while Australian home buyers are committing more money towards owner occupied housing and less towards investment properties, the overall number of housing finance commitments are falling, including the number of first home buyers.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 3 min read )

Aussie cash rate will rise, but not yet, says RBA

Investors may want to start bracing themselves for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA’s) first increase to Australia’s cash rate in seven years… though this increase could take some time to arrive.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

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