• July 14, 2020

Month: March 2018

Mortgage brokers do the ‘heavy lifting’, but may not save you money

David Taylor| ABC| 21 March 2018 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-21/mortgage-brokers-heavy-lifting-may-not-say-you-money/9569112 Australia is witnessing the beginning of the end of the mortgage-broking industry, a prominent finance industry analyst claims. Key points: Analyst predicts relevance of mortgage brokers will wane…

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Why the RBA needs to talk about future interest-rate policy

Efem Castelnuovo & Bruce Preston| The Conversation| 19 March 2018 https://theconversation.com/why-the-rba-needs-to-talk-about-future-interest-rate-policy-93292 The Reserve Bank of Australia should follow the example of other central banks and be clearer about when and how rates will change, called…

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Vital Signs: Construction Yet to Slow Down with a Cooling Housing Market

Richard Holden| The Conversation| 16 March 2018 https://theconversation.com/vital-signs-construction-yet-to-slow-down-with-a-cooling-housing-market-93358 The Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance figures released Tuesday reveal a modest increase in the total value of dwelling commitments, up an overall 0.7% for the…

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The attractions of interest-only loans

Daryl Dixon| Sydney Morning Herald| 15 March 2018 https://www.smh.com.au/money/borrowing/the-attractions-of-interest-only-loans-20180315-p4z4il.html Despite tighter regulations, interest-only loans offer substantial benefits to potential borrowers. It’s true there is heightened risk for lender and borrower because the loan is not…

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Home Ownership Foundations are Being Shaken, and the Impacts Will be Felt Far & Wide

Rachel Ong, Gavin Wood & Susan Smith| The Conversation| 6 March 2018 https://theconversation.com/home-ownership-foundations-are-being-shaken-and-the-impacts-will-be-felt-far-and-wide-91664 he nature of the centrepiece of the Australian housing system – owner occupation – is quietly undergoing a profound transformation. Once taken…

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