First home buyers are locking in more fixed rate home loans than they were four years ago as arrears rates continue to improve.
Gareth Hutchens Banks could pull back from lending to new home owners after making losses on mortgages.
Mark Bouris We owe far more than we earn, but is there any need to restrict the housing market?
David Potts Economists have changed their tune about interest rates and you may not want to hear it if you're trying to save.
David Potts A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
John Collett Home buyers are urged to shop around to ensure they're getting the best possible deal.
John Collett CBA, NAB and Westpac cut interest rates on some of their fixed-rate home loans this week, including slashing their five-year fixed rates to 4.99 per cent.
Mark Bouris When they're used properly they can accelerate the paying-down of the mortgage.
John Collett The Commonwealth Bank’s 5-year fixed home loan interest rate of 4.99 certainly hit the headlines when it was announced on Wednesday.
David Potts If you're paying more than 5 per cent, whether fixed or variable, at a bank then you're being ripped off.
Clancy Yeates It would be extremely unusual for rates to remain at these levels for five years.
David Potts Did you know Canberra is running a nice little line in flogging government bonds, apparently to other central banks?
Mark Bouris Low interest rates have people considering their investment options.
Mark Bouris There’s something of a home loan ‘'rate war'’ going on at the moment, which can be great for borrowers. But it also creates pitfalls for the unwary.
Christine Long Love to hate the major banks? Three alternatives seek to challenge the status quo.
Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.
Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.
Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.
Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.
Clancy Yeates Banks are competing fiercely to sign up more customers in anticipation of stronger credit growth. This means many are offering cut-price home loans