While the combined net worth of Aussie households is now $9.405trn, levels of private debt have also reached record highs
The advent of higher mortgage rates and tighter lending standards at a time of sky-high household debt could lead to unintended consequences, one analyst warns
The opposition’s housing affordability policy would pre-empt the government’s package in the May budget
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A recent survey has revealed that property investors are more worried about global economic uncertainty than interest rate movements and real estate prices, among a host of other surprise results.
Westpac may have dropped its home loan interest rates in November and December last year, but it has told customers that they won’t start repaying at these lower rates until March.
Property investors who plan to buy in Sydney would do well to avoid houses and focus on units, it has been claimed.
A banking industry spokesman has all but admitted that Australia’s major banks won’t pass on any RBA rate cut in full.
New home sale numbers took a dive in the lead up to Christmas last year, with recently released figures showing a significant drop in buying activity.
Melbourne’s property market is in the hands of renters, thanks to its increasing vacancy rate, while rents in parts of Sydney will rise by more than 6%, it has been claimed.
Capital city property values dropped marginally during December, according to new research, but rents in our major cities have risen significantly.
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Australia’s distressed property listing numbers are on the up, according to new research, with private investors and SMSFs swooping in to capitalise on this trend.
The RBA is being tipped to cut the official cash rate at its next meeting, but speculation is mounting that the major banks may not pass on any rate cut to borrowers in full.
Australian property commentators have lined up to slam predictions made by a US real estate analyst that property prices here are set to dive by as much as 60%.
National house prices have seen their first turnaround since the back end of 2010, but this year will be one of "mixed outcomes", it has been claimed.
A recent housing affordability measure has labelled Sydney house prices as being among the least affordable in the world, ranking the city third in its list of costliest cities.
Melbourne’s median house price rose by just under 2% during the final quarter of 2011, while some of the state's regional house markets made significant gains.
There has been a significant drop in the residential vacancy rates of NSW’s key regional metropolitan centres, according to the latest data from the state’s real estate institute.
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