July 2018 – rates on hold at 1.5%

As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5% at their July meeting today. This month, it’s all good news for home owners and those in the market for a new loan! Next month (August) will bring us to a record breaking two year period […]

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Mortgage Focus April 2018

We hope you had an amazing Easter long weekend and the Easter Bunny was very generous! March was an exciting month in the property world. In the week prior to Easter, we saw the highest volume of auctions ever recorded across the combined capital cities, and by Melbourne individually. Meanwhile, most capital city home values […]

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Interest rates at 1.5% for February 2018

At its first meeting for 2018, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. What does this mean for interest rates? With the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ consumer price inflation report (CPI) coming in below expectations last week, few analysts think the economy will improve enough […]

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Mortgage Focus January 2018

We hope that you and your family enjoyed a fantastic Christmas and New Year! With the summer holidays in full swing, auction activity in our property markets around the country has been a little quiet as home buyers forgo the open inspection circuit in favour of the beach. So this month let’s do a review […]

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November 2017 cash rate on hold

At its November meeting today, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5% for the 15th consecutive month! What else is happening in our markets? Future rate movements: Some analysts are speculating we will see our next rate cut in 2018, following recent declines in auction clearance rates, and […]

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Mortgage Focus July 2017

As the new financial year kicks off, it’s a great time to start afresh. That could mean buying your first home, investing in property, or even refinancing your loan to a more suitable option. With the cash rate on hold and interest rates remaining low, now could be a good time to consider purchasing property. […]

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Mortgage Focus May 2017

It’s been an interesting month for the housing market, with most capital cities experiencing softer growth in April than in the first three months of 2017. Hobart is leading the way as the strongest housing market, with home values increasing 5.1% over the past three months. In Melbourne and Sydney home value growth slowed in […]

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Mortgage Focus April 2017

As we head into the Easter long weekend, activity in the national housing market continues to ramp up. Home prices in Australia’s biggest cities have jumped 3.7% since the start of the year and Melbourne and Sydney continue to lead the way, with strong property price growth and high auction clearance rates. Last month saw […]

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Mortgage Focus – February 2017

This month, the Reserve Bank of Australia met for its first meeting for the year and elected to keep the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The official cash rate has been at an all-time low for some time now and forecasters are undecided about where the RBA will take it next. It seems […]

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Mortgage Focus – September 2016

Spring is here and it’s also the start of the busiest time of year for our property markets! Auction activity is already heating up in our largest capital cities – are you ready for the rush? At its September meeting last week, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to keep the official cash rate […]

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8 things to consider when making a property investment

When it’s done right, investing in property can help you to build wealth for your future. In Australia, property is currently a very popular investment and many people are enthusiastically jumping into the market to make the most of the low interest rates currently available. But it takes careful planning for your property investment to […]

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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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