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CBA Lifts Interest Rates on Investor Home Loans
Residential
Wednesday December 14 2016

CBA Lifts Interest Rates on Investor Home Loans

Commonwealth Bank is raising its standard variable rates for investor mortgages by 0.07 per cent following earlier raises to its fixed rate products.

NAB and Westpac Raise Investor Mortgage Rates
Residential
Tuesday December 6 2016

NAB and Westpac Raise Investor Mortgage Rates

National Australia Bank and Westpac have raised interest rates on certain types of mortgages as Australia's biggest lenders seek to offset some of the pressure on...

Australia’s Housing Boom is Over: Economist
Residential
Thursday October 22 2015

Australia’s Housing Boom is Over: Economist

House hunters could soon breathe a sigh of relief, as Domain economists have called time on Australia's property boom.

Property Investors Still Keen to Buy
Green
Friday July 31 2015

Property Investors Still Keen to Buy

Many investors are undeterred by lenders making it harder for them to get a property loan although some off-the-plan buyers may end up unable to complete...

Rate Cut to Further Boost Housing Construction
Residential
Tuesday May 5 2015

Rate Cut to Further Boost Housing Construction

It was not exactly needed, but the latest cut in interest rates will provide a welcome boost to residential construction in Australia.

Iron Ore Price Drop Fuels Interest Rate Cut
Mining
Tuesday March 31 2015

Iron Ore Price Drop Fuels Interest Rate Cut

Sliding iron ore prices and the still-too-high Australian dollar are fuelling expectations that the Reserve Bank will be forced to cut interest rates next week.

Sydney and Melbourne Apartment Markets Diverge
Residential
Wednesday February 18 2015

Sydney and Melbourne Apartment Markets Diverge

While regulatory hurdles have constrained the development of new apartments in Sydney, supply is expected to remain robust in Melbourne as a result of the overhang...

Interest Rate Cut Increases Risk of Housing Bubble
Residential
Tuesday February 10 2015

Interest Rate Cut Increases Risk of Housing Bubble

The Reserve Bank's rate cut will increase the risk of a housing bubble, particularly in Sydney, economists warn.

How Will 2015 Pan Out for Australia’s Housing Industry?
Residential
Thursday January 29 2015

How Will 2015 Pan Out for Australia’s Housing Industry?

The likelihood of additional RBA interest rate cuts is again being discussed.

Business
2 Nov, 2016
Interest Rates on Hold as RBA Closely Monitoring Housing Market

The Reserve Bank is by no means convinced it will have to cut interest rates again but labour market trends could change that in a heartbeat.

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