A former bank executive says the banks’ rate hikes for IO borrowers was motivated more by greed than by a desire to abide by APRA’s new restrictions
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Blocks of land in Australia cost almost 70% more in capital cities than compared to regional markets according to research from CoreLogic RP Data.
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The differing conditions experienced across Australian real estate markets in recent years has again been illustrated thanks to new research into the level of equity held by home owners
Concerns of a bubble in Australia’s housing market are overblown according to a senior official from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), who believes the market is in a better position than it has been in recent years
Health and education infrastructure, along with more accommodative planning controls are behind increased residential development interest in Melbourne’s northern suburbs
Upcoming long weekends across the country mean Australia’s auction market is set to be somewhat subdued this week
One real estate body has called for it to become mandatory for vendors and landlords to disclose if a property contains any form of asbestos
Australian governments should address the issue of housing affordability through better planning regulations and infrastructure programs according to the head of a major mortgage broking network
While there may be some seasonality to them, figures showing an increase in sales in Perth over February have been welcomed as a positive for the market
The surge in new apartments in markets like Sydney and Melbourne could see lenders declare individual suburbs, streets or developments as no-go zones
Policy makers should be focussing on efficient land supply, as a fall in lot sizes coincides with a rise in prices
Low wage growth, slow population growth and the residential construction boom are all putting the squeeze on rents across Australia
Moves by regulatory bodies to better recognise and legislate the use of electronic agreements and communication methods will benefit all parties involved in residential tenancy agreements according to those behind an electronic document preparation and distribution platform
The Australian auction market looks to have ended its run of the national clearance rate breaking the 70% barrier
The head of a major mortgage broking franchise has warned borrowers to be on the lookout for home loan deals that seem too good to be true
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