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RBA warns first home buyers to hold off

RBA warns first home buyers to hold off

RBA head of financial stability Luci Ellis, at a speech to the Residential Housing Conference, has warned first home buyers against overstretching themselves in order to buy a property.

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New home sales on the up

New home sales on the up

It has been a positive start to the new year with new home sales, recording a 0.5 percent increase in January according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

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Home loan war intensifies with HSBC rate cut

Home loan war intensifies with HSBC rate cut

Cutting their variable rate loan by 0.59 of a percentage point to 4.75 just days ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's first monthly meeting next Tuesday indicates that the war is on to maintain market share in 2014.

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Population growth a boon for property investors

Population growth a boon for property investors

Recent data from the RBA shows Australia's population continuing to grow at an above average pace, with official projections indicating this is expected to continue. To date there has not been any corresponding boost to the supply of new housing, which means for property owners, demand and property values are only expected to climb in the long term.

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