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Interest rates on hold for foreseeable future

The Reserve Bank has released the minutes of its last monthly board meeting, with good news for business owners seeking a reprieve from rate rises in ...

Should you fix your interest rate

WITH home loan interest rates at historically low levels, MOVE is often asked by prospective home loan and refinancing clients whether a fixed interes...

Women's property investments outperform men's

WOMEN are putting a new twist on the outdated and somewhat offensive suggestion their place is in the home ' by making more profit from home ownership...

The tricky balancing act on rate rises

What is the right level for interest rates...

Victoria Unveils Tenancy Reforms

The Andrews Labor government recently released an unprecedented barrage of tenancy reforms, all aimed at safeguarding the rights of tenants. ...

How To Earn Two Incomes From One Property

The idea of earning two incomes from one property may sound too good to be true, but according to Phillip Allen, investment property strategist and ow...

What to know if you're buying a home for property investment

Purchasing a home as an investment property can feel like an entirely different universe from buying an owner-occupied space, but there are still thin...

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates at record low of 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank of Australia has maintained its firmly neutral stance, holding the official cash rate at the historic low of 1.5 per cent....

How to get the best deal on your home loan interest rate today

HOME loan customers are revelling in record-low interest rates but many could be missing out on nabbing rock-bottom deals by failing to pay attention....

Melbourne And Hobart Overtake Sydney

Property prices in Sydney dropped for the first time in nearly one-and-a-half years, falling 0.1% lower in September. In contrast, strong gains in Hob...

RBA interest rates in October: don't discount a future rate cut just yet

Although the Reserve Bank's October meeting isn't likely to bring a change in interest rates, things aren't as cut and dried as they might seem, and a...

Diversity is the key to avoiding property pain

A real lack of diversification in property market hotspots is catching out investors and it's threatening to send some people to the wall....

Population Growth Is Pushing Up House Prices

Australia's estimated residential population has soared by 389,100, or 1.61%, to 24.5 million people in the year to March, the fastest increase since ...

Nearly half of Sydney and Melbourne property owners have seen their investment double in value

In an era of record-low interest rates and high population growth, it's been a good time to be a home owner in Australia lately, particularly in the n...

Landlords could benefit from accepting pets, experts say

ACCEPTING pets could be 'a savvy investment strategy' for landlords in Melbourne, where there's a severe shortage of animal-friendly rentals....

Bill Evans just outlined why the RBA should not hike interest rates next year

There's been a distinct shift in mindset towards the outlook for Australian interest rates over the past month....

Interest rates locked in until 2020 says Westpac chief economist

Official interest rates may be locked in until next decade, economists for the nation's second-biggest home lender have predicted amid concerns that l...

RBA leaves cash rate on hold in September

THE RBA has kept the official cash rate on hold at its record low, amid growing signs of a housing slowdown....

Interest rates falling despite Reserve Bank monetary policy inaction

The wattle has flowered, the blowflies are starting to buzz and the early mornings are becoming just a little less frosty ' sure signs spring has spru...

Why the RBA's hands are tied on interest rates

Australia is stuck in an economic disconnect....

Home loans customers are paying way more than they need to and are wasting thousands of dollars

UNNECESSARY charges are adding years to the loan terms of average Aussies and costing them big time....

The road to property investment

Buying an investment property in regional Victoria is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition, with Bendigo identified by some property expert...

Female Investors Boost Super With Property

It's a well known fact that women are more likely to retire with less superannuation than men. But new research shows that savvy Australian women are ...

When 'location, location' fails, here's what to look for in an investment property

You're armed with a budget and you're ready to find your investment property....

Low interest rates here 'for years to come'

Low interest rates are here to stay for 'years to come', according to the founder of Aussie Home Loans, which will be of great comfort to home buyers ...

Investment property ain't a set-and-forget strategy

Perhaps you bought an investment property recently. If so, it's great you've made the move, and hopefully it's a property you will hold for the long t...

First drop in banks' interest-only loans since 2009

The value of interest-only home loans on the books of Australian banks shrunk for the first time in more than seven years last quarter, as a crackdown...

Housing bubble fears pop with price rises set to 'taper', not burst, says HSBC

AUSTRALIAN residential property is in a price boom, not a bubble, and although price rises are expected to taper off next year they will not bust....

Reserve Bank of Australia keeps interest rates on hold

THE Reserve Bank has left official interest rates on hold as it pins its hope on the economy gradually improving over the rest of the year....

Prepare right now for interest rates to rise at some stage

WE will have higher interest rates ' sooner or later. No one can be sure when. But either way it's best to start preparing now....

4 million, 5 million, 8 million: How big is too big for liveable Melbourne

Look at the size of us! Melbourne, a city on steroids. Burgeoning population, booming economy, bulging outline. Every day more than 300 people added, ...

Victorian regional rail to get $1.5 billion investment

Malcolm Turnbull has staunchly defended his government's infrastructure record in Victoria as he slammed suggestions that the Coalition was too Sydney...

May property market wrap-up: what's happening in Australia's capital cities

Whether you're investing, looking to buy your first home or looking to sell up, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on trends in the property marke...

Interest rates rising on some loans but don't fret about return to 1990

HOW would you feel if your mortgage repayment increased by nearly $3000 a month...

Victorian Buyers Should Consider Off-The-Plan

For investors, owner-occupiers, and first-home buyers alike, choosing what sort of property to buy can prove challenging. Should one look at establish...

Superannuation shortfall prompts Australians to review retirement savings

SIGNIFICANT hikes to power, healthcare and food has resulted in Australians needing to stash even more savings to live a comfortable life in retiremen...

How Changes To Depreciation Will Affect Investors

Changes to how depreciation can be claimed on residential properties, following the release of the 2017-18 federal budget, will cost some investors th...

Rising interest rates not a worry for property investors, says expert

Central banks around the world are beginning to increase interest rates, but the long-term effects this will have for property investors is likely to ...

Pitting Renter Against Renter Will Drive Up Prices

Renters are already the disadvantaged party at the negotiating table because they cannot ignore their need for a place to live. And a new series of ap...

Banks' failure to cut interest rates to blame for crackdown

THE Big Four banks have failed to fully pass on interest rate cuts up to 19 times since 2000, laying the foundation for the new competition crackdown ...

Scott Morrison orders ACCC to probe the banks' truth on interest rates

TREASURER Scott Morrison has slammed the banks for using 'voodoo' to come up with mortgage rate rises and has ordered a crack squad of ACCC investigat...

Household debt keeps RBA interest rates on hold

Reserve Bank of Australia board members remain firmly on hold amid ongoing concerns about heavily indebted households, a weak labour market and soft w...

Sydneysiders Favour Melbourne's More Affordable Properties

With Sydney's property prices continuing to rise to ever more unaffordable levels, residents are turning to Melbourne for more affordable alternatives...

'Don't buy $19 smashed avocado': Melbourne property tycoon hammers millennials over spending habits

A Melbourne property mogul says the dream of owning your own home is still possible ' so long as members of Generation Y can cut back on unnecessary s...

Budget change to reduce investment property deductions

The Federal Budget proposed changes affecting residential property investors may discourage future investors from purchasing a second hand residential...

Why Sydneysiders are snapping up Melbourne properties

Sydneysiders are turning to Melbourne as their property hotspot of choice, as rampant price growth in their own harbourside city is pricing them out o...

Australia Needs A Major 'Infrastructure Blitz'

Nicholas Moore, Macquarie Group's chief executive, has urged federal and state governments to proceed with a major 'infrastructure blitz' to help ease...

Half of Australians would feel mortgage stress if rates rose

More than half of Australians would be under mortgage stress if rates rose 2 percentage points, according to a new Galaxy poll commissioned by CoreLog...

RBA leaves cash rate on hold in May

THE Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold at its historic low of 1.5 per cent for the eighth meeting in a row....

Properting investing is the interest-only way to go

Property consultant Lee Marks owns investment properties in Melbourne. He's not sure precisely how many he owns, but he does know that all his loans a...

First Investment Property Tips

Question: We are looking to build a home but will be using it as an investment. What can we do to get the most out of our investment ...

Landlords Reveal Their Most Common Fears

While property investment can be an attractive wealth creation strategy, it is not without its risks....

Reserve Bank stuck between rock and a hard place on interest rates

Dont expect any movement in official interest rates for the foreseeable future, for the Reserve Bank has found itself trapped...

Reserve Bank holds interest rates steady at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at a record low 1.5 per cent for the eighth month in a row, as it remains torn between a surging hous...

Reducing the risks of borrowing to buy an investment property

Despite increasing concern about the possibility of a sharp fall in property prices, especially for apartments, investor demand for properties continu...

Depreciation Schedules Shed Light On Property Investment

A recently released report by BMT Tax Depreciation analysed depreciation data and its relationship to investment trends in Australia....

Real estate investors are taking a stand against rising interest rates

DISGRUNTLED real estate investors are flocking to their keyboards and mortgage specialists after interest rate rises on investment loans have turned t...

Investors Re-Emerge In The National Housing Market

Interest rate cuts and the return of lending to investors over the past year have seen the re-emergence of investors as a dominant force in the nation...

What you need to know before buying property through your SMSF

Buying property through your self-managed super fund (SMSF) can be a great way to maximise your wealth and provide for a comfortable retirement. But d...

Growth In Net Overseas Migration Fuels Property Demand

Australia is experiencing a resurgence in net overseas migration (NOM), according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

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