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Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Perth's rental market is becoming increasingly expensive as low vacancy rates bite. Australia's rental markets are becoming increasingly expensive again, as vacancy rates fall across the country. Perth tenants are now paying 12% more than they were 12 months ago, while Darwin h...

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Home Loan Lending Strongest in Five Years

Home Loan Lending Strongest in Five Years

Demand for mortgages is starting to rise reveals the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. Up to $26.5 billion worth of housing finance commitments were made in July this year, marking the second consecutive month of increases. ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman said g...

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)

Overview 3 October 2020: The Australian Government has announced an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme places will be provided from 6 October 2020 to support the purchase of a new home or a newly built home. More information will be available on the NHFIC website from Tue...

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Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

The Reserve Bank says with interest rates to remain lower for longer, all levels of government can borrow for job-creating projects. f...

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Home loan war heats up with rates under 2 per cent

A new front in the home loan interest rate war has broken out, with variable interest rates falling below 2 per cent for the first time. font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-...

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Why now is the right time to buy a house

Why now is the right time to buy a house

with global stock markets swinging wildly from one extreme to the other as the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread, investors are feeling cold feet. canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--...

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How Canberra has become Australia’s new property unicorn

How Canberra has become Australia’s new property unicorn

Our nation’s capital might have a reputation for its umpteen roundabouts and bland politicians, but Canberra is shaping up to be a rare real estate beast that is proving profitable both in the long and short term. “It can be very attractive for investors who are looking at ...

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How this 27-year-old built a $60m commercial property empire

How this 27-year-old built a $60m commercial property empire

Oscar Ledlin went from washing dishes in a Thai restaurant at the age of 14, to pushing barrows of concrete at 18, to building a multimillion-dollar commercial construction company by 21. “I wanted to have a $50 million development portfolio before retirement,&rd...

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RBA cuts rates to new record low to shield economy from coronavirus fallout

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut official interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to a fresh record low of 0.5 per cent as it attempts to protect the Australian economy from the financial fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Westpac was the first of the major banks to re...

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Early signs that interest rate cuts are working, says HIA

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The RBA looks to take Australia into uncharted territory with a 0% interest rate. This is what it would mean.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate on Tuesday to 0.75%, and gave its strongest indication now that it might go to 0%. Australia...

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Australia not an interest rate island: RBA signals more cuts

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has signalled further cuts to interest rates as early as next week to keep ahead of tumbling global rates while urging the nation's businesses to use the abundance of cheap money to expand and hire more staff. post-cont...

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RBA cuts cash rate to new record low of 1 percent

The Reserve Bank has cut the official cash rate for the second month in a row to a fresh record low of 1 per cent as it desperately tries to pump some juice into Australia&rsquo;s stalling economy.<...

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ANZ woos property investors with interest-only loan change

ANZ Banking Group is loosening some of the clamps it put on interest-only mortgage lending in 2017, after pledging to reopen the door to property investors following a period of excessive caution. The big four lenders on Thursday said it would again start offering customers an interest...

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