Apr 15 2018
While the Reserve Bank of Australia has indicated cash rates will remain stable, lenders are increasing property borrowing rates by up to 25 basis points, in response to rising funding pressures.
Highly geared borrowers are charged higher interest rates, as well as mortgage insurance, the Commonwealth Bank has confirmed.
The recent contraction in bond yields could boost relative performance for locally listed properties, according to figures released by Citi, whose research concluded that the yield curve for Australian bonds is flattening again.
Mar 26 2018
The likelihood of future interest rate rises is prompting more emphasis on asset diversification and stability of income as investors move beyond traditional yield- based performance, says CBRE head of global research Nick Axford.
Asia Pacific has emerged as the strongest growing economy globally, with property investors increasing their focus on alternative sectors that offer income stability and higher returns in a bid to offset lower growth forecasts over the coming years.
Mar 23 2018
Four offshore banks will fund Malaysian developer OSK Propertys $2.8 billion Melbourne Square project.
ANZ boss Shayne Elliot has predicted pain for property developers, due to Australias highly indebted households, but says high savings rates will result in a soft landing.
Mar 22 2018
Former federal treasurer and chairman of the Future Fund, Peter Costello says the consequences of rising interest rates will be ?slow and painful? for Australian households, and the housing market generally.
Mar 21 2018
Seventy-one year old grandfather George Citer stands to lose a sizable chunk of his disposable income, under Labor?s plan to slash franking credits.
Mar 20 2018
Australias banks will be more impacted by competition in the long term, than an overvalued property market, despite an increase in dodgy mortgages, according to hedge fund manager John Hempton.
Mar 06 2018
APRA crackdowns saw mortgage lending dramatically slow, but compliance with the limits may result in an increase in investor lending, says property researcher, CoreLogic.
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