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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The managing director of BIS Shrapnel has called on state governments to turn their back on infrastructure charges on new dwellings.
The Reserve Bank kept rates on hold this week, citing uncertainty in the global economy and on-target inflation data as the key reasons for leaving the cash rate at 4.5%.
Australian households are "delicately poised" at current interest rate levels, and increased household leverage could see the proportion of disposable income servicing interest hit historical highs above 11% during 2011.
A new survey has revealed that inflation is inching higher, giving rise to speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia could raise rates later this year.
Recent cuts to fixed rate loan interest rates have not loosened the stranglehold variable rate product hold on the mortgage market.
Home values stabilised in the month of July, recording a moderate seasonally-adjusted increase of 0.4% according to the RP Data-Rismark Hedonic Home Value Index.
Australia's growth rate is one of the best in the developed economic world, ahead of the US, Britain and most of Europe.
There's plenty of "will they, won’t they" debate among economists regarding the Reserve Bank's impending rate announcements, but some industry experts are warning borrowers to brace for higher rates in the next six months, regardless of the RBA's decisions.
A third consecutive fall in new home sales has spurred the Housing Industry Association to call on the new government to take action.
August clearance rates in Sydney are shaping up as the best monthly results since April.
Total annualised returns for property jumped almost six-fold in the second quarter compared to first quarter results, according to property research firm IPD.
Claims on landlord insurance has leapt by 42% in the last year, according to a specialist insurance company.
The doorway to further rate rises has been opened following the weekend's yet undecided federal election.
ASIC has issued its first 65 Australian Credit Licences under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act and WA is leading the way.
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