• August 5, 2020

Month: September 2014

Home loan limits and buffers won’t stop a housing bubble

TheBull.com.au – 29 Sept, 2014 By Claire Matthews, Massey University http://www.thebull.com.au/premium/a/49029-home-loan-limits-and-buffers-won’t-stop-a-housing-bubble.html Australia’s central bank has formally flagged the use of macroprudential tools to address what it called “unbalanced” lending in its most recent Financial Stability…

Read More

Australian house prices – a bit too hot in parts

AMP Capital – 24 September, 2014 Dr. Shane Oliver http://www.ampcapital.com.au/article-detail?alias=/olivers-insights/september-2014/australian-house-prices-a-bit-too-hot-in-parts&audience=2 Introduction As the mining investment boom deflates, in order for Australia to rebalance its economy, a pick-up in demand for homes and house prices in…

Read More

The factors that could trigger Sydney and Melbourne’s price growth slowdown: RP Data

Property Observer – 5 September, 201 Jennifer Duke http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/market-trends/35349-the-factors-that-could-trigger-sydney-and-melbourne-s-price-growth-slowdown-rp-data.html? Winter’s property prices gains recorded by the RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index were the largest rises across capital cities for the period since 2007. No…

Read More

Are you better off renting or buying?

Australian Financial Review Smart Invester – 3 September, 2014 Andrew Crossley http://www.afrsmartinvestor.com.au/p/property/are_you_better_off_renting_or_buying_oG5w81YKhKT66z6BDU79II The question of which is superior, buying or renting your home, is one that is not as common as some might think. But…

Read More

SocietyOne hands credit scores power to customers

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2 September, 2014 James Eyers http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/societyone-hands-credit-scores-power-to-customers-20140901-10b1v2.html Banks have been warned that high-credit quality customers will be encouraged to negotiate lower interest rates on their loans with borrowers able to access…

Read More