RBA rates on hold at 1.5% for February 2019

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has met for the first time this year and decided to keep the official cash rate on hold. Flat economic data for the last quarter of 2018 will most likely motivate the RBA to leave them unchanged for some time. Meanwhile, several banks have announced out-of-cycle rate changes – […]

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Mortgage Focus – November 2018

November is an exciting month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into high-gear and we begin the countdown to Christmas. It’s an exciting time for property buyers too, as auction clearance rates continue to slide, and sellers struggle to get their price in the spring property market. Interest Rate News At its November Melbourne Cup […]

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How to finance building a new home

There’s something thrilling about building your very own, brand spanking new home! Perhaps it’s the knowledge that everything will be fresh and new, or the freedom that comes with being able to design the property to suit your own tastes and lifestyle needs. Always dreamed of having a lap pool? Why not! Like the idea […]

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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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What’s the right loan type for your property investment?

When it comes to financing your investment property, there are several different options that you can use. Choosing the right one will depend on your investment structure and strategy, but there’s no need to spend days or even weeks researching the options. Here are the most popular loan types used by property investors in Australia […]

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Investment Lending Changes: ANZ, CBA, NAB and Macquarie

There are currently numerous changes coming through at the moment, mostly surrounding investment loans. These changes are predominantly a result of the restrictions that APRA are currently imposing on the lending institutions around investment lending to try curb this type of lending. Overview of key changes ANZ Effective 10 August 2015, ANZ is changing its […]

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October 2014 property roundup

This month, the news is all good for those in the market to purchase a property! At its October meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia has once again decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.5%. This is the 13th consecutive month where the cash rate has remained at these historically low […]

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