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Aussies are spending more on housing than on essentials, study shows

Over the past 25 years, there has been a significant growth in the share of housing costs in the spending of Australians, an...

How a first-time buyer secured their dream home

As part of Your Mortgage’s ‘real life stories’ series, a mortgage broker shares how a buyer came close to losing the property of...

Sydneysiders choose rebuilding over renovating, study shows

Sydneysiders would rather demolish their homes and rebuild them than renovate and sell, a study by Metricon NSW found. Around four in five homeowners...

Rate cuts likely to bring more first-home buyers to the market — REIA

The housing market witnessed a dismal start to 2019 with quarterly declines in dwelling values, but the likelihood of rate cuts in the...

1 in 3 Aussies eyes buying a home this year

One in three Australians plans to purchase a home in the next 12 months amid the expectations of a price boost, according to...

How one phone call could save you $2,000 yearly

One big mistake many home-loan borrowers commit is settling for what their lenders have to offer — others are so afraid of changes...

Westpac unveils rate changes for interest-only investor loans

Westpac has announced that it will be slashing the rates of its standard variable-rate (SVR) home loans following the Reserve Bank of Australia's...

Australia’s first credit-score monitoring app unveiled

In the efforts to give home-loan borrowers instant access to their credit scores, online comparison site Credit Card Compare has unveiled Australia's first...

Would recent policy changes abate worsening home-loan arrears in Australia?

While the easing of the housing downturn provides relief to homeowners, rising cases of home-loan arrears seem to give a bleak outlook to...

Aussie homeowners witness rise in affordability — REIA

Homeowners fared better during the first quarter of the year than renters, as housing affordability improved across all states except the Northern Territory,...
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