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Adelaide: Lower house prices, better quality of life make it 'almost irresistible' for Sydney and Me

Property investors spooked by the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics might join the increasing number opting to park their money ...

Interest rate rises indicate growth

INTERNATIONAL interest rate settings, and US interest rates in particular, have a significant effect upon the global economy, financial markets and co...

Home loan customers are paying interest rates as high as in the seven per cent range

UNSUSPECTING home loan customers are getting fleeced by their own banks by paying exorbitant variable interest rates that are more than four times the...

Brisbane's Property Market Is Growing Hotter By The Minute

While Brisbane is sometimes derided for being the less glamorous sister of the more cosmopolitan southeastern capitals, its weather is sunnier and its...

Are Foreign Investors Really To Blame For Sydney's House Prices

One in every 10 homes in New South Wales is purchased by foreign buyers, states new figures released under the freedom of information laws. Not surpri...

Property Investors Are Less Willing To Invest In Sydney And Melbourne

Less than a quarter of property investors from New South Wales and Victoria believe now is a good time to buy an investment property in their respecti...

Unemployment surge complicates RBA interest rate plans

A stumbling labour market sent the jobless rate rising to a 13-month high of 5.9 per cent last month, complicating Reserve Bank of Australia plans to ...

Savvy buys: Cities and towns with investment properties under $400k

If you can't afford an investment property in the capital cities, or just like the thought of owning a variety of digs, there's no shortage of cheaper...

How would rising interest rates affect property prices

If interest rates start to increase, do you expect any change in property prices in the short to medium term...

What types of investment property can your SMSF purchase

Some people think that managing their own super through an SMSF is too hard or only for investors with specialised financial knowledge. But with a lit...

Returns on cash savings take a dive

SAVERS are getting hit by rock-bottom returns on their cash and now one in five accounts have interest rates lower than the official cash rate....

How an interest rate rise will affect the property market

Speculation is rife regarding the next interest rate move by the Reserve Bank of Australia....

What are the hidden costs of an investment property

While the largest expense when buying an investment property is clearly the deposit, there may be more costs than you realise. If you're not sufficien...

Why Australian interest rates are unlikely to return to pre GFC levels

Australian interest rates have fallen a lot over the past decade....

Housing affordability: low interest rates push up property prices

Housing affordability is a serious problem in most parts of Australia....

The three big questions for real estate investors

REAL estate investment has made many Australians wealthier, but has also stung a few right where it hurts ' in their hip pocket....

Greater Melbourne Housing Markets Grew Strongly In 2016

Melbourne, and other housing markets in the Greater Melbourne area, finished 2016 on a high note, according to Andrew Wilson, senior economist at the ...

UBS: Australian inflation's going nowhere - and interest rates will do the same

After years of constant disinflation ' in some cases outright deflation ' global inflationary pressures are now picking up, driven by a combination of...

Is investing in property through your SMSF right for you

Australia's love affair with investing in property has been a key driver of personal wealth. ...

Higher interest rates will not necessarily take heat out of the housing market

The housing market was in full recovery mode throughout 2016...

Australia Has The Third Most Expensive Housing Market In The World

Faced with ludicrous headlines about tin sheds selling for millions of dollars in Sydney and a growing national housing affordability crisis, many Aus...

Slowing inflation to delay interest rate rises

Economists have pushed back their expectations on the timing of any interest rate rises by the Reserve Bank amid stubbornly low inflation....

How to increase your home loan repayments and pay it off sooner

YOUR mortgages could be about to get more expensive....

Is the Melbourne apartment market reaching saturation point

A tale of two suburbs suggests this view is misleading. ...

Call And Ask To Have The Interest Rate Reduced On Your Credit Cards

Late fees can eat into your debt repayment plan, but having a high interest rate is even worse. Yet, most of us are more likely to call and ask to hav...

Our generation might never be able to retire

MY PARENTS are retired. Every so often I get an email. It might include a picture of a beach somewhere in remote Western Australia. Or a picture of a ...

Younger Aussies want to tap into their superannuation to buy property

BREAKING into superannuation savings early is the answer for many younger Australians hoping to make the home ownership dream come true, new findings ...

1 In 4 Big Bank Home Loan Customers Dissatisfied

Over the last 12 months, satisfaction amongst mortgage holders with the major banks has dropped by 2.8 percentage points to 75.4%, according to new da...

Mortgage providers quietly raise interest rates in first days of 2017

It was the interest rate outcome our experts here at Mozo had been forecasting for months, but one that homeowners and investors hoped wouldn't play o...

It's not too late to invest

It's not too late to invest in this property cycle and Melbourne is likely to deliver the best capital growth over the next five years. ...

Suncorp hikes home loan and small business interest rates

Suncorp has hiked home loan and small business interest rates just days into the New Year, broadening the industry's recent repricing to offset rising...

Reserve Bank says interest rate cuts are still effective

Many economists and politicians, including Treasurer Scott Morrison, have recently claimed that cutting interest rates can no longer stimulate the eco...

Australians fear being financially unprepared for retirement

HALF of older Australians fear they are 'financially unprepared' for retirement with looming changes to the age pension....

Don't worry, low interest rates are working: here's how

Freshman Reserve Bank governor, Philip Lowe, kept interest rates unchanged at his first board meeting as governor this month....

Can Australia stop interest rates from approaching zero Only with a big shift in policy

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison recently suggested the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) avoid cutting interest rates below the current 1.5%...

'Tracker mortgages', loans that rise or fall in line with interest rates, may be introduced in Austr

BANKS face being forced to offer home loans that move in lock-step with the RBA rate....

Chinese 'upgraders' adding new twist to real estate boom

THEY came for the education ' they stayed for the lifestyle....

Savings hit by record-low interest rates

George Ray reckons the banks could easily afford to increase the interest they pay on their cash deposits given the amount of money they are making....

Rising Property Values Present A Golden Opportunity For Investors

Residential property values in Australia continue to increase since June, providing exciting business opportunities for the savvy real estate investor...

Interest rates will stay 'very low for a long time', says leading economist

A leading economist says Australia's record low interest rates are helping to keep the economy afloat and will ...

Five property pitfalls for retirees

Investing in 'bricks and mortar' is a popular choice for many Australian investors....

Print Email Facebook Twitter More Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept interest rates on hold at an historic low of 1.5 per cent as widely expected....

Affordability drives record 22,000 Melbourne lot sales

Melbourne's house and land market ' the biggest in the country ' powered to a record 22,000 lot sales in the past financial year Read more: http://w...

Median Property Prices Approach $700,000

The average median price for houses rose by 2.1% over the June quarter, according to the latest Real Estate Market Facts report released by the Real E...

US Federal Reserve set to hold interest rates

Economists on Wall Street and traders are betting the US Federal Reserve will probably keep interest rates steady this week, meaning that any Septembe...

Low interest rates for not so long

Buying "duration" in recent times ' or assets like fixed-rate bonds that expose you to long-term interest-rate risks ' has been one of the more danger...

Investors Remain Bullish On Aussie Real Estate

More than 70% of the 1,000 respondents in the latest Property Investor Sentiment Survey believe that now is a good time to invest in property, despite...

Home Loan Decline 'No Cause For Alarm', Says HIA

The number of loans for owner-occupiers may have fallen across the board in July, but the Housing Industry Association (HIA) said that this should not...

Melbourne Building Rings Dinner Bell For Investment, Conversion Or Development

A 19-level office building located at 50 Franklin Street in Melbourne's CBD is set to hit the market and expected to generate interest of $50 million,...

Avoid apartment investments: property pro

Investors should avoid medium and high density apartments in most Australian markets including Adelaide, a property investment expert warns....

New breed of house buying: No inspection, no auction, $100 a brick

WANNABE property investors now have another option for getting a toehold in the booming Sydney property market. A new company is selling houses just o...

Riding the cycle of low interest rates and high market volatility

Paul Kessell offers some timely advice about investing in a low interest rate environment....

ANZ lets fleeced investors linked to the Members Alliance investment property group walk away from u

THE bank that did most of the lending to clients of the controversial investment property group Members Alliance will let people walk away from unfini...

Q&A: Just how low can interest rates go

With interest rates at record lows, borrowing has never been cheaper in Australia....

Home loan customers do not know what interest rate they pay

A MAJORITY of home loan customers have no idea what interest rate they are paying which could result in them wasting thousands of dollars a year...

Housing Affordability Improves Over June Quarter

The latest REIA Housing Affordability Report showed that the proportion of median family income required to meet average loan repayments has dropped...

Carlton, Victoria: Cheaper To Buy Than Rent

With a median weekly mortgage of $226, compared to its median weekly rent of $375, Carlton topped the list of suburbs in Victoria that are cheaper to ...

Buyers 'Losing Sleep' Over Property Market

A recent survey conducted by St. George Bank showed that 50% of home buyers were losing sleep and 25% were losing focus at work because of stress from...

Not enough Australians take superannuation seriously

FEWER than one in 10 Australians are paying extra money into their superannuation, sparking fresh warnings that many will not have enough to pay for a...

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