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Month: June 2018

What You Need to Know about Mortgages and Equity

Ah, springtime: when “for sale” signs start popping up with the daffodils and crocuses! Before you call your real estate agent, you might want to read up on some of the more technical aspects of homebuying—like exactly what homeownership can mean for your bottom line. Mortgage basics The majority of families that buy a home…
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The Reserve Bank has kept its hold of interest rates at 1.5 per cent

The RBA has decided to keep interest rates at record low for the 25th consecutive month. It stated that it is not concerned by rising home loan rates. “Some lenders have increased mortgage rates by small amounts, although the average mortgage rate paid is lower than a year ago” The ASX cash rate futures market…
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The many moving parts influencing house prices

Before I dive into where housing is heading, the banking regulator’s analysis of CBA’s vulnerabilities was spot on. In 2010 I posited that while the four oligarchs’ much-lauded diversification into non-core businesses might smooth their return distributions during the good times, it lifted the probability of adverse fat-tail events of the kind NAB experienced in…
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