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Why the build-to-rent trend might get traction in Australia

The growing rental market in Australia is expected to pave the way for the build-to-rent (BTR) housing concept to flourish, a market watcher...

ANZ, CBA woo borrowers with fixed-rate cuts

Two major home-loan providers announced have changes to their fixed-rate home-loan offerings for both owner-occupiers and investors. CBA and ANZ decided to lower their...

What are the most effective and affordable strategies for first-home buyers?

While the downturn has made housing relatively more affordable, breaking into the housing market remains a struggle for many Australians, particularly first-home buyers....

A 0.5% cash rate might be in the cards — Westpac chief economist

As economic uncertainties continue to put pressure on spending and inflation, odds are pointing to two more rate cuts by the Reserve Bank...

NAB unveils changes to lending rules

National Australian Bank (NAB) announced changes to its serviceability requirements in line with the revised guidelines released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. NAB...

Why it’s costly to be a homeowner in Western Australia

People planning to buy a home in Western Australia might be a little disappointed with how expensive it actually is to live in...

Why many borrowers might fall into mortgage stress

Many Australians who joined the interest-only craze from 2014 to 2016 might soon find themselves under mortgage stress as they shell out extra...

Digital bank gets APRA’s go-signal

A new lender is in town — digital bank 86 400 announced that it had been granted a full authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI)...

Is Australia providing enough social housing?

Many Australian households are struggling to keep a roof over their heads — a new study by the Australian Institute of Health and...

Why young Aussies need to get into the housing market now

Australian homebuyers, particularly the young ones, should consider taking advantage of the downturn before prices start shooting upwards again, Housing Minister Michael Sukkar...
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