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AFG is warning that the mortgage market is 'stalling' as its October figures show a stark decrease in the number of mortgages taken out.
Rising house prices has put Melbourne's level of unaffordability on par with Sydney.
Median house and unit prices fell in most of Australia’s capital cities during the September quarter, according to the latest figures from Australian Property Monitors (APM).
Reluctance from the major banks to raise interest rates independently of the Reserve Bank may end up burdening borrowers with a more hefty hike in their variable rates, according to AFG managing director Mark Hewitt.
Treasurer Wayne Swan warned banks again yesterday not to raise rates outside of RBA movements.
Home owners are taking 6.3% off their asking prices in an effort to shift their properties in a softening market, according to Australian Property Monitors.
Investing in property is challenging at the best of time, even more so in a turbulent market. It takes strength of character and it demands focus and discipline. This is why only 7% of Australia's 22 million inhabitants are investing in property!
Australia's banks could handle a housing price fall of 40% and an 8% home loan default rate, according to preliminary results from Fitch Ratings' stress tests.
Australia’s housing market will see up to 20% growth in house prices over the coming three years, though the Reserve Bank cash rate is also likely to rise and hit 6.5% by mid-2013.
Had the major banks just followed RBA moves, the official cash rate would be much higher, according to the head of the Australian Bankers Association.
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.
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