• 15/08/2022

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The housing game has changed – interest rate hikes hurt more than before

The housing game has changed – interest rate hikes hurt more than before

Joey Moloney and Breandan Coates| The Conversation| 7 June 2022 The housing game has changed – interest rate hikes hurt more than before (theconversation.com) The Reserve Bank has lifted the cash rate for the second…

NSW to introduce ‘shared equity’ scheme to boost home ownership

NSW to introduce ‘shared equity’ scheme to boost home ownership

Phoebe Loomes| New Daily| 19 June 2022 NSW to introduce ‘shared equity’ scheme to boost home ownership (thenewdaily.com.au) Frontline workers and singles over 50 will receive “a leg up” into the NSW property market, with…

Buyer beware: The choice between land tax and stamp duty

Buyer beware: The choice between land tax and stamp duty

Robert Harley| Australian Financial Review| 23 June 2022 https://www.afr.com/property/commercial/buyer-beware-the-choice-between-land-tax-and-stamp-duty-20220622-p5avlt Karl Fitzgerald, the advocacy director at Prosper Australia, is a strong believer in the benefits of replacing property stamp duty with a broad-based land tax. But…

Council of Financial Regulators closely watching housing market for financial stress

Council of Financial Regulators closely watching housing market for financial stress

Richard Gluyas| The Australian| 23 June 2022 https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/financial-services/council-of-financial-regulators-closely-watching-housing-market-for-financial-stress/news-story/f81e7d9ea6c66788424489b8cb80f9bf The Council of Financial Regulators is keeping a close eye on emerging risks in the housing market, amid rising pressure on household budgets from banks passing on…

Why things won’t go back to how they were

Why things won’t go back to how they were

There’s no doubt that Covid has radically changed the property market. It has also revolutionised mortgages. With 67 per cent of loans now written by brokers, the old business model of just walking into your…

Vital Signs: What’s wrong with Australian mortgages? They’re fixed for shareholders, not home owners

Vital Signs: What’s wrong with Australian mortgages? They’re fixed for shareholders, not home owners

https://theconversation.com/vital-signs-whats-wrong-with-australian-mortgages-theyre-fixed-for-shareholders-not-home-owners-176234 Richard Holden| The Conversation| 4 February 2022 If you’re paying off a mortgage – or aspiring to – imagine if you didn’t have to worry so much about rising interest rates. That’s already the…

‘Correction’: The banks are predicting the biggest housing crash in decades. But will they be right?

‘Correction’: The banks are predicting the biggest housing crash in decades. But will they be right?

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/property/2022/02/09/banks-house-prices/ Matthew Elmas| The New Daily| 9 February 2022 There has been a big change in the outlook for house prices in the past week – two of Australia’s major banks are now predicting the…

Australia’s property market hits $688 billion in sales, up 57% in 12 months

Australia’s property market hits $688 billion in sales, up 57% in 12 months

https://www.pexa.com.au/news/australias-property-market-hits-688-billion-in-sales-up-57-in-12-months PEXA News Release| 9 February 2022 The Australian property market has proven its strength as the backbone of the nation’s economy during the global COVID-19 pandemic, with the national aggregate value of property sale…

Housing supply needs to be more flexible: RBA governor

Housing supply needs to be more flexible: RBA governor

https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/16488-housing-supply-needs-to-be-more-flexible-rba-governor Annie Kane| Mortgage Business| 14 February 2022 The supply of “well-located” land needs to be addressed to improve housing affordability, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, has said. Speaking to…

Economists predict interest rates will surge soon despite Reserve Bank’s assurances

Economists predict interest rates will surge soon despite Reserve Bank’s assurances

https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/economists-predict-interest-rates-will-surge-soon-despite-reserve-banks-assurances-279534.aspx Mina Martin| Australian Broker| 7 February 2022 Economists remain adamant when it comes to predicting a cash rate increase this year, despite Reserve Bank of Australia’s latest economic forecast suggesting it might be some…

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