These suburbs have the most affordable homes in Australia

There is a misconception that homes in capital cities are often unaffordable. This is not the case, though, in Hobart, where a number...

McGowan government earmarks $421m to assist prospective homeowners

The McGowan government recently announced a $420.9 million extension of the loan book of Western Australia’s (WA) Keystart scheme. The amount will be added...

RBA backs down on possible interest-rate hike

After holding Australia's cash rate at a historic low for over two years, it seems like the Reserve Bank of Australia's promises that...

Aussies see improved housing and rental affordability

Home affordability improved across the country, except for Queensland where it has remained stable, according to a new report. The September quarter 2018 edition...

Sydney is drowning in homes

'Tis the season to be selling homes, and Sydney is becoming flooded; the city’s listings rose 7.5% in November, figures from SQM Research...

Westpac-backed start-up to help banks assess loan applications

Banks in Australia will soon have automated loan assessment processes, thanks to software developed by start-up Basiq. Supported by Westpac and the National Bank...

Victoria-based bank launches loan agreement between parents and children

Bank First has launched First Start SEA, a program that allows parents to act as guarantors for their children in a mortgage. The first-ever...

Recent buyers are becoming anxious about home price changes

The more recently Aussies bought their home, the more worried they are about where the housing market is going to next, a new...

Interest-only loans become a ticking time bomb

Around 900,000 borrowers may have been keeping a time bomb waiting to explode as their interest-only loans shift to principal and interest in...

How food delivery could derail home loan applications

Homebuyers who frequently order food via apps like Uber Eats could be derailing their chances to get approved for a home loan, as...
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