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Cash rate increase up in the air as RBA keeps eyes on econom

Less than a week after the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to keep the cash rate unchanged, speculations on the possibility of delaying...

What are the risks of buying off-the-plan units?

While buying off-the-plan is a viable option for buyers who have not saved that much for down payment, it remains a risky thing...

Higher mortgage rates to dent Aussies’ budgets

Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia holding the official cash rate steady at 1.5%, debt servicing costs continue to rise, prompting lending institutions...

How much deposit do you need to buy a house?

About a decade ago, Australia's property investors and buyers could access 100% LVR (loan-to-valuation) loans with ease – in other words, you could...

Cheaper house prices push construction home approvals lower

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on Wednesday that only 447 homes (seasonally adjusted) were approved for construction in August, lower by...

Band-aid solutions won’t solve housing affordability woes, expert says

While first home buyers now comprise 18.1% of the market due to the decrease in investor activity, homeownership rates are still at their...

Bluestone and Mortgage Choice partnership widens home loan options for Aussies

Non-bank lender Bluestone announced on Tuesday its partnership with Mortgage Choice to augment its home loan lending panel. The partnership will allow Bluestone to...

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...

Hobart house the fastest-selling properties in Australia

If there is one place in Australia where houses are sold in under a week, it would be Hobart. Citing the latest figures from...

Mortgage rate hikes will drag prices down next year

The out-of-cycle rate hikes will likely extend the home price weakness in Australia, analysts at ANZ said. In an Australian Financial Review (AFR) report, ANZ...
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