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Home loan buffers on the increase

Home loan buffers on the increase

On the back of RBA's warning, lenders are increasing the "buffers" used to assess borrowers ability to repay their mortgage, amongst concern that they may not be able to meet repayments when Australia's record low interest rates begin to rise again.

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What home buyers really want

What home buyers really want

According to a recent survey conducted by Aussie Home Loans, the most important consideration for home buyers when they come to choose a new property is a good neighborhood.

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Could IMF caps pop the housing bubble?

Could IMF caps pop the housing bubble?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a paper this week calling for tighter lending rules and lower LVRs to be introduced globally to prevent banks from fuelling housing bubbles. With Auction clearance rates at record levels and the value of homes in major cities up 5.84% on last quarter, the Australian property market recovery may be in full swing but the latest from the IMF and APRA could tamper the flame.

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July interest rate cut unlikely

July interest rate cut unlikely

A majority of economists expect that home loan owners will not see the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) make another interest rate cut in July, reports WeeklyTimesNow.com.au

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