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Aug 07

RBA Have Made Their August Cash Rate Announcement

By Editorial Team | News

The RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) has announced their August cash rate. The central bank has kept its Cash Rate on hold its record low of 1.0% as they wait for the effect of the rate cuts from the previous months (June and July) on the economy that with two 25 basis point cuts totaled to 50 basis points.

The basis point cuts came after almost 3 years without any changes, and it was linked to the weakening of the labor market and for the low inflation rate. Whereas the cash rate hold today was already expected because economists have been predicting to have up to two more cuts before this year ends.

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Jul 24

CBA Have Already Cut Savings Rate

By Editorial Team | News

CBA, Australia’s largest bank has reduced interest rates on its savings accounts by up to 0.25%. It is the last of the four big banks to cut savings rates following the cash rate cut of RBA.

For the CBA NetBank saver account, the new intro rate which covers the first 5 months is 2.05% from the old intro rate of 2.20% which cut the rate to 0.15%, and the rest will have an ongoing rate of 0.15%

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Jul 16

What Will Be The Effect Of Household “Debt Overhang” In Australia?

By Editorial Team | News

What Is Debt Overhang?

A Debt Overhang happens in a household when the household spending is significantly greater than the household income. It is up to the point that the household can’t already take on additional debt to finance other expenses. Household debts consist of the debts of all members of a household. It includes consumer debt, mortgage loans, home equity loans, auto loans, student loans, and credit cards.

Debt overhang is certainly a liability. The effect of this is that you can’t buy even the most important things. It serves to prevent current investment since all of your income would all go to your existing household debt leaving you only with just a small incentive that will make it so hard for you to recover from your difficult situation.

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Jul 15

How Will The Last Election Affect Australia’s Property Market?

By Editorial Team | First Home Buyer , Home Loans

Housing in Australia is crucial to the economy’s growth and the welfare of the people. Australia is always a matter of the moment relating to the Property Market.

The housing finance industry had influence significantly the global market in the past decades. It is because of the increase in demand for housing and homeownership. However, in recent years, Australia has experienced a sudden decrease in demand in the property market.

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Jul 11

Types Of Home Loans In Australia

By Editorial Team | Home Loans

There Are Various Home Loan Types to Choose From

It can really be overwhelming for anyone who plans to buy a property, most especially if it is your first time. It is crucial to know all the available loan options before deciding to make a purchase.

As the years go by, the demand for home loans is continuously increasing. So nowadays, there are different types of home loans that are being offered by banks and lenders. These home loans can cater to many people, however, it is required to thoroughly understand the loan options available in accordance with your needs.

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Jun 08

Four Property Investment Motivations For Business Owners

By Editorial Team | Fundamentals

Entrepreneurs are naturally ambitious and driven people. If you consider yourself an entrepreneur, you might feel like you already have enough on your plate and that you don’t have the time, money or capacity to seek out any investment opportunities. It doesn’t mean that you can’t invest in property. As long as you consider the following four factors, you won’t regret making the decision.

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May 23

First-Home Buyers Have Big Opportunities

By Shane | First Home Buyer

With home prices falling in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets first-home buyers could find some big opportunities, especially if they have their deposits ready now. Throughout this year, most real estate pundits believe property values in the capital cities will stay relatively flat in 2019, even though Domain’s Property Price Forecast(1) has some cities possibly posting modest gains. There’s also less competition for first-home buyers with many would-be investors having left the market after the banks tightened their lending practices and reduced opportunities for short-term capital growth. In this scenario, first-home buyers have an opportunity to buy a property before prices start to rise again.

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Apr 18

Should You Build Or Should You Buy? – know The Costs Involved

By Shane | Costs Involved

Australians looking for a new home have two options – build a new one from scratch or buy a ready-built one. There are a few factors that will affect your final decision such as the time required for constructing a new house versus moving into an existing property as well as the differences in each one’s costs. A mortgage consultant can talk you through all relevant costs for each option. Here’s some background on what each one entails.

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