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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...

Retirees feel the pinch as interest rates fall

With another cut in the cash rate by the Reserve Bank last week, the 2 million self-funded and partly self-funded retirees are entitled to feel hard ...

No Housing Bubble, Says Aussie John

Australia's apartment sector may soon hit a bumpy period, but the wider property market is not at any real risk of a widespread housing bubble, accord...

Interest rate cut revs up Geelong auction market

Geelong's property market is building towards a bumper spring, fuelled by another cut in interest rates and encouraging winter auction results....

What to consider in buying investment property

When buying an investment property, investor David Wayne recommends taking a good look at yourself, just as closely as the properties you are thinking...

Interest rate cut gives consumer confidence modest boost

A measure of Australian consumer sentiment bounced in August after a couple of soft months, likely aided by a cut in domestic interest rates to record...

Are Melbourne replica period homes worth the investment

Melbourne's love affair with period homes grows with each passing year, but usually only for those properties that have stood the test of time. ...

First-time buyers eye investment properties

HOUSE price growth is one of the driving forces when buyers make their debut on the property market....

Melbourne Still 'Developers' Location Of Choice'

While areas of Melbourne may face a rough period in the near future as the city's apartment market continues to grow, developers are still willing to ...

IS PROPERTY INVESTMENT ONLY FOR THE WEALTHY

You don't need to be a millionaire to invest in property...

5 steps to property investment

Residential property managers need to understand what their clients ' landlords ' have been through to get to this point. Here are five steps to help ...

Top tips to consider before buying that investment property

Getting serious about property investment can be nerve-racking, but very fruitful if you get it right...

Melbourne Continues 'Surprising' Growth Cycle

While it may not have recorded the same level of growth seen in the city over recent years, the June quarter was still a solid one for house prices in...

More Red Tape Thanks To New Taxes On Foreign Buyers

The decision by the New South Wales Government to levy additional property taxes on foreign buyers is set to have a wide ranging impact on all propert...

Weakening Aussie Dollar Points To RBA Move

The Australian and New Zealand dollars dropped against their major peers as traders raised bets that both countries' central banks will cut interest r...

Home Ownership In Sharp Decline

Australia's declining rates of home ownership are an indication that governments across the country have failed to address the issue of housing afford...

Why it is important to have a solid investment plan

Failing to have a clear property investment strategy in place could potentially derail your portfolio. Here are some of the most common mistakes that ...

Apartment Projects Likely To Be Shelved Until Next Growth Cycle

As it emerges that numerous developers are concerned about their ability to secure finance for their projects, one respected property market analyst b...

NAB cuts fixed home loan rates for owner-occupiers

National Australia Bank is cutting fixed interest rates for various owner-occupied home loans to new lows among the big four, as lenders are pressured...

Cash Flow To Become A Trickle As Yields Compress Further

Australia's property investors are likely to be better off focusing on capital growth over cash flow for the foreseeable future with continued compres...

Property Transactions To Speed Up As E-Conveyancing Takes Off

Innovative e-Conveyancing legislation passed in South Australia will streamline the property buying process....

How to beat other investors

In this week's episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, real estate identity, property investor and auctioneer Tom Panos reveals what investors ...

How low interest rates affect the Australian economy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the Australian economy has done quite well, with its official interest rate above the average dictated by t...

Maximise your claim: Overlooked property deductions for investors

Many investment property owners may be missing out on valuable property depreciation entitlements simply by not being up-to-speed on what is and is no...

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