• February 19, 2020

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Aussie property prices set to break record highs by start of next year

Aussie property prices set to break record highs by start of next year

Jack Derwin| Australian Financial Review| 8 November 2019 https://www.afr.com/property/residential/aussie-property-prices-set-to-break-record-highs-by-start-of-next-year-20191108-p538l9 Property prices are soaring in Australia like it’s 2015. That may be welcome news for investors, but it’s bound to startle wannabe first home buyers. Not…

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Upswing in Australian housing finance approvals continues in September

Upswing in Australian housing finance approvals continues in September

James Foster| Macro View| 7 November 2019 http://jamesfostermacro.blogspot.com/2019/11/upswing-in-australian-housing-finance.html The upswing in Australian housing finance owner-occupier approvals continued at pace in September rising by a sharp 3.6% on the month. On aggregate, the value of lending commitments…

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Reserve Bank Research: Competition Forces Banks to Reduce Rates

Reserve Bank Research: Competition Forces Banks to Reduce Rates

Reserve Bank analysis shows that more Australians are getting a better deal on their home loans, despite banks being under fire for not passing on interest rates in full. That is because lenders are forced…

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First home buyer scheme advances to next step

First home buyer scheme advances to next step

Madison Utley| Australian Broker| 15 October 2019 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/first-home-buyer-scheme-advances-to-next-step-267272.aspx The Senate has passed the legislation that will move the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme closer to becoming a reality.   The passage of the bill, originally introduced…

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This is how much you can save by switching loans to a smaller lender

This is how much you can save by switching loans to a smaller lender

Mike Bruce| The New Daily| 15 October https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/your-budget/2019/10/15/how-much-you-can-save-switching-loans/ Switching a mortgage from one of the big four banks to the lowest rate on the market will save almost $85,000 over the life of a $400,000…

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0.75% is a record low, but don’t think for a second the Reserve Bank has finished cutting the cash rate

0.75% is a record low, but don’t think for a second the Reserve Bank has finished cutting the cash rate

Peter Martin| The Conversation| 1 October 2019 https://theconversation.com/0-75-is-a-record-low-but-dont-think-for-a-second-the-reserve-bank-has-finished-cutting-the-cash-rate-124499 Anyone who thought that with the Reserve Bank’s cash rate now close to zero, its run of interest rate cuts was over, needs only to read the…

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Four questions about mortgages the ACCC inquiry should put to the big four banks

Four questions about mortgages the ACCC inquiry should put to the big four banks

Mark Humphrey-Jenner| The Conversation| 14 October 2019 https://theconversation.com/four-questions-about-mortgages-the-accc-inquiry-should-put-to-the-big-four-banks-125224 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted an inquiry into mortgage pricing as recently as last year. Now Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has asked it to do another,…

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Big banks face new ACCC pricing probe

Phillip Coorey| Australian Financial Review| 14 October 2019 https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/big-banks-face-new-accc-pricing-probe-20191013-p5307r Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has charged the consumer watchdog with investigating the refusal of the banks to pass on in full the recent spate of interest rate…

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Thousands of First Home Buyers to Miss Out

Thousands of First Home Buyers to Miss Out

Tens of thousands of aspiring homeowners are likely to miss out on a new government scheme that would allow them to purchase a home with a 5 per cent deposit. The new First Home Loan…

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This Time it’s Different

This Time it’s Different

The recent property downturn was unique – and this period of growth is unique too. For the first time, the recent downturn was driven by changes to credit policy (not interest rates or unemployment). Similarly,…

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