Record 21 months cash rate on hold – May 2018

At its May meeting yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. Today’s decision makes it 21 months in a row where the RBA has decided to leave the cash rate on hold. It is also the longest period without a cash rate rise in the […]

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Mortgage Focus – October 2016

Conditions are great for home buyers and borrowers! Are you ready to tackle all the excitement of our very busy spring property markets? Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) appointed a new Governor, Dr Philip Lowe. After his very first meeting as the RBA Governor, Dr Lowe announced the RBA would be keeping […]

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Which is the better investment – residential or commercial?

With residential property prices escalating at an unprecedented rate, many investors looking to enter the property market are finding it increasingly difficult to get a foot on the first rung of the property ladder. As an alternative option, more and more investors are investigating the merits of commercial property to help them grow their wealth. […]

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Mortgage focus – May 2016

The autumn property market is proving to be very busy and full of opportunities for home buyers and investors. We expect lower interest rates will stimulate the market even further, so talk to us about getting your finance in place now! The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met for its May meeting last week and […]

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May 2016 interest rates cut to 1.75%

Great news for those in the market to buy property this autumn! The Reserve Bank of Australia met for its May meeting today and decided to cut the official cash rate by .25 basis points, bringing it to a new historical low of 1.75%. Wow! That’s seriously low. With the Aussie dollar on the rise […]

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Interest rates on hold at 2%, as expected, for February 2016

We hope that you enjoyed a marvellous holiday break! The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is also back at work, deciding to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.0% today during its first meeting for 2016. This decision was widely expected by analysts, following positive news about our economy. Improvements in employment figures, […]

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Mortgage focus – December 2015

Christmas is just a few weeks away and we’re all looking forward to a summer break after a very fast-paced year in our property markets. Our last newsletter for 2015 focuses on your goals, financial health and getting ready for another busy year in 2016. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met for their final […]

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Mortgage focus – November 2015

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather and backed the winner on the Melbourne Cup last week! It’s hard to get down to business with so many festivities going on – but spring is traditionally the busiest time of year in property markets around the country and this year is no exception! Many […]

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Interest rate hold for August 2015

As APRA tightens the rules on property investment lending, the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.0% during its August meeting today. The news was widely expected by analysts as the RBA waits for business and consumer confidence to improve following its rate cuts in February […]

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Market and Economic Snapshot Q4 2012-2013

After moving interest rates to a 53 year low in May, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to leave rates unchanged at its June board meeting. Earlier this month, the RBA elected to take a “wait and see” approach by leaving rates unchanged at 2.75%, in light of new data suggesting that previous […]

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