First Home Owners
PEXA Property and Mortgage insights reports that buyers splashed out on Australian property, summing to a total of $688.7B. The value of sale settlements jumped nationally by $251.0B, being an increase of 57.3% on 2020.
Despite lockdowns, property market activities and prices continue to climb. Property listed are seeing record views with buyers moving fast in order to be successful. Buyer demand for property remains strong and is continuing to push prices higher. Investors are responsible for the growing demand, with First Home Buyers winding back.
The slightest variance in interest rates can make a difference, in thousands of dollars over the life of a home loan. Compare mortgage rates and keep tabs on whether interest rates are trending up or down. With competitive rates and affordable payment terms looking for the best interest rates may save you money.
Reminder that as from the 1st August 2021, thresholds will revert to the previous parameters: New Homes valued less than $650,000, full exemption from transfer duty applies New Homes valued between $650,000 and $800,000, concessional rate of duty applies Vacant Land valued less than $350,000 full exemption from transfer duty Vacant Land valued between $350,000 […]
The Reserve Bank has left the official interest rate at a record low of 0.1% for the eighth month running, after meeting on the 6th July 2021. While there is no change to the cash rate target, the RBA has signaled that a rise may still come a little earlier than first indicated.
Government announced it’s approach is to enable banks to lend to people who have not be able to save a house loan deposit. First Home Buyers 5% Scheme, rebranded as New Home Guarantee for 10,000 eligible First Home Buyers. New Family Home Guarantee is designed to assist eligible single parents buy a home with a […]
The RBA is keeping interest rates at the historically low of 0.1%, noting that the housing market has strengthened. Growth to owner occupiers had picked up, and strong demand from first home buyers. Research from CoreLogic showed that home prices soared at the fastest rate in 32 years in March. The bank will continue to […]
Proposed changes to Stamp Duty, may provide freedom to choose paying Stamp Duty upfront or paying a smaller annual property tax. Removing the upfront Stamp Duty cost, removes thousands of dollars from the home purchase process making home ownership more achievable. This proposed change is only if purchasing. There is no change if you have […]
The Reserve Bank has left the office interest rate on hold at the historic low of 0.25%. This now marks the seventh month in a row without a change! This decision means that the interest rate on loans remains stable assisting households and businesses.