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Why buyers are flocking to regional areas to snap up homes amid downturn

The housing downturn in Australia has significantly changed how buyers and sellers view the housing market. Despite the drop in dwelling prices, inner-city...

Mortgage defaults are becoming a serious problem in Australia, experts say

The mortgage stress leading Australians to fall into home-loan default is expected to worsen as the housing downturn persists. A recent study by Digital...

Nixing negative gearing could spur doomsday scenario for Australia — experts

Experts and industry watchers are flagging several risks that could ensue should the Australian Labor Party successfully lobby for changes to negative gearing...

RBA could drop cash rate to 0.5% within two years — economist

An economist has predicted that the Reserve Bank of Australia would further slash the official cash rate to a new record low of...

Post-budget: How house prices could react

Just weeks out from the forthcoming Federal election, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has unveiled a budget plan that could see the nation rise out...

Income tax cuts spur hopes for housing affordability

The Housing Industry Association lauded the federal government's announcement of further income tax cuts this year, saying this move will help improve Australia's...

Cash rate stays frozen, but experts predict it melting soon

Market watchers and economists are becoming more confident that the next cash-rate move is downwards. The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the cash...

Are stricter rules slowing down home-loan approvals?

Banks' more stringent credit checks seem to be affecting the way they approve new home loans, two of the biggest Australian lenders say. In...

First-home buyers urged not to rush into the housing market

Experts and market watchers are discouraging first-home buyers from rushing into the market despite the price declines to prevent risks of falling into...

Low cash rate won’t boost housing market, experts say

While borrowers and some industry experts believe that the expected cash rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia would help push the...
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