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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Property investors who are starting later in life may want to rethink their strategy to avoid losing out on the benefits of property investing.
Inner-city high rise apartments are becoming the property purchase of choice for younger buyers.
The housing market may soften over the next 12 months but prices are unlikely to drop
Industry commentators believe there will only be one more interest rate rise this year - but do not agree when that might happen.
Strong self-regulation of the reverse mortgage and equity release sector will mean an impending Government regulatory review will only be a "health check", according to SEQUAL.
The mortgage industry could see an overall increase in interest rates as a result of difficulties in obtaining wholesale funding.
Lenders have ramped up their credit controls by further lowering the amount they lend to borrowers.
Property values in Sydney suburbs with rail links to the CBD have outstripped those in suburbs without, says new research.
Appetite for fixed rate home loans is fast increasing as interest rates rise and better deals are put on the table by lenders, according to mortgage broking group Loan Market.
The rapid growth recorded during 2009 is finally slowing with RP Data figures showing Australian capital cities notching their second consecutive month of low single digit annualised growth.
National Mortgage Company has cut its variable rates on selected products by 0.10% ahead of the policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia next week.
Early exit fees that punish borrowers and limit their ability to switch loans are being challenged by ASIC.
All indications are that the new home building recovery will stall in 2011 according to the Housing Industry Association.
Auction clearance rates in Sydney and Melbourne continued to trend downward on the weekend.
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