Property prices march on to a new peak

The property market has ignored higher interest rates, with values rising almost 5% since March. But why are national housing prices climbing when interest rates are higher? Australia’s housing market continues to defy the odds and show resilience – even with higher interest rates and higher inflation. Despite interest rates rising 4% in a year…

Home loan pre-approval give buyers an edge

There’s a lot to be said for having your home loan pre-approved. But does pre-approval mean you’re putting the cart before the horse? Definitely not. Here are three ways pre-approval can help you get ahead of the competition. You don’t have to wait until you’ve found a home you’d like to buy before making mortgage…

Homebuyers on the move as people look to get out of the rental crunch

Inflation is driving up the cost of living and we’ve had successive interest rate hikes. So why are buying intentions from people on the increase? The great Aussie dream is still alive and what can you do to make it a reality? Despite a flurry of rate rises, new data this month shows homeownership is…

Break out of mortgage prison and reduce the stress on your budget

You’re not alone if you’re keen to refinance but told you can’t? Many households are currently locked into their home loans due to rising interest rates. But some lenders have recently started to lower their serviceability thresholds. This can now help you potentially refinance. As interest rates have climbed, Australians have refinanced in unprecedented numbers.…

First Home Buyer deposit saving times have plunged

Rising interest rates have created doom and gloom headlines for mortgage holders. But there is some good news. First Home Buyers are now reaching their 20% deposit goal faster. The 2023 Domain First Home Buyer Report has delivered good news for First Home Buyers. The report shows that first-home buyers aged between 25 to 34 are…