• 14/05/2021

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Declining mortgage rates expected to continue: RBA

Declining mortgage rates expected to continue: RBA

Annie Kane| Mortgage Business| 25 November 2020 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/15166-declining-mortgage-rates-expected-to-continue-rba The average mortgage interest rate paid by households is expected to continue to decline “for a while yet”, according to the central bank. Speaking at the Australian…

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Responsible lending removal: the pros and cons

Responsible lending removal: the pros and cons

Annie Kane| Mortgage Business| 23 November 2020 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/15153-responsible-lending-removal-the-pros-and-cons The proposal to overhaul responsible lending obligations has been met with mixed reaction, with many welcoming its ability to speed up the flow of credit while others…

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We’re back to pushing up housing prices as economic policy

We’re back to pushing up housing prices as economic policy

Michae Pascoe| The New Daily| 4 November 2020 https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2020/11/04/michael-pascoe-housing-prices/ The first lesson this week was that when offered cheap money, a significant number of Australians will rush to buy residential real estate, recession or not.…

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Stamp Duty Changes Good for Property?

Stamp Duty Changes Good for Property?

‘Be careful what you wish for’ goes the old adage. Nowhere is the more true than in proposed changes to Stamp Duty which may have huge impacts on the way the property market operates. Changes…

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Why, despite the coronavirus pandemic, house prices continue to rise

Why, despite the coronavirus pandemic, house prices continue to rise

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/09/30/why-despite-the-coronavirus-pandemic-house-prices-continue-to-rise The Economist| 30 September 2020 During the global recession a decade ago, real house prices fell by an average of 10%, wiping trillions of dollars off the world’s largest asset class. Though the housing market…

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Buyers return to the housing market

Buyers return to the housing market

https://www.afr.com/property/residential/buyers-return-to-the-housing-market-20201020-p566pa Mirana Ward| Australian Financial Review| 20 October 2020 Residential sales nationally are outpacing fresh listings of properties for sale as buyers take advantage of low mortgage rates, one of several indicators pointing to a rebound…

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Home loans surge by 12.6 per cent in August

Home loans surge by 12.6 per cent in August

Steven Deare| The New Daily| 9 October 2020 https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/property/2020/10/09/home-loans-august/ More Australians are seeking to buy a property while interest rates remain at historically low levels, sending new home loan commitments surging. Home buyers took advantage…

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Mortgage Growth Predicted

Mortgage Growth Predicted

Across the country auction clearance rates are strong and getting stronger. Low interest rates, government handouts and possible relaxing of lending criteria are encouraging Australians to take out a mortgage and buy a property. Most…

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The new shape of best interests duty

The new shape of best interests duty

https://www.moneymanagement.com.au/features/expert-analysis/new-shape-best-interests-duty Industry Expert| Money Management\ 24 July 2020 Since 2009, credit licensees and their representatives have grappled with responsible lending obligations. Following the passage of legislation in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission, mortgage…

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‘Now is the time to buy’: Property experts’ rent warning

‘Now is the time to buy’: Property experts’ rent warning

https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/now-is-the-time-to-buy-stop-renting-property-experts-warn-003604463.html Anastasia Santoreneos| Yahoo Finance| 8 September 2020 Australians in all capital cities, bar Sydney and Melbourne, would be better off buying a home than renting it, new data has revealed. According to Pete Wargent,…

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