Rapidly rising property prices in the major cities, record household debt, anemic wages growth, and competitive pressures among the lenders were cited for the potential crackdown
Analysts say borrowers should not discount chances that higher interest rates could burst a bubble created by the Reserve Bank
Demand from foreign investors is strong and property sales in the million-dollar range have reached new heights
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Credit unions are making some creative alliances in an effort to compete against big banks.
Australian property is unlikely to see significant capital growth until next year, according to the latest RP Data/Rismark projections.
Australia's millionaires are putting their money into real estate, according to new research.
Australian property investors still believe property is a secure long-term investment despite the GFC, according to a new survey.
Eighty-two per cent of mortgage brokers think non-banks present a competitive alternative to the banking majors.
The strong Australian dollar and resulting slower tourism markets has resulted in coastal property markets suffering over the last year.
Rising home prices and heavy gearing have made it increasingly difficult for Australians to meet their debts, but the number reporting debt stress is improving.
Home loan borrowers could face a $90 hike to their monthly mortgage payment, according to a news.com.au report.
The improving economic outlook and strong property market fundamentals mean that many people are looking at making their first foray into the investment property market, while experienced investors may also be looking to expand their portfolio.
Tonight, Channel Seven's Today Tonight will showcase Your Investment Property's Top CBD Suburbs Under $300k, at 6.30PM EST.
Investment forums and housing blogs have questioned data collected by CBA that indicates housing affordability is on par with other comparable countries.
The top reason for brokers being consulted on loans is that they do "all the legwork", a new survey claims.
While only a small number of people are expecting house prices to fall over the next year, a new report suggests that an "eventual correction of prices" is likely.
Concerns that Australia is facing a housing bubble are based on "superficial or incomplete analysis", according to the CBA.
The Australian dollar surged to a four-month high in Asia yesterday, after strong unemployment numbers boosted the likelihood of a rate hike before the year is out.
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