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...

Applying for a home loan with no credit

You'd like to have a home loan, but you do not have any credit history, which is an essential lending requirement. You might...

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...

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...

Sydney rents still unaffordable to many

The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) showed that while Hobart outranked Sydney as the least affordable city for renters in...

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...

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...

Banks continue to ditch SMSF lending

Borrowers planning to take advantage of their superannuation to borrow and purchase a property might be out of luck, as the list of...

NAB under fire from ASIC over home loan fraud

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is under investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for fraud involving the bank’s home loan...

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...
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