Clancy Yeates Low rates and a buoyant auction market are breathing new life into an age-old debate: are Australian house prices at risk of entering bubble territory?
Clancy Yeates Margin lending is growing for the first time since the stimulus-induced sharemarket surge of 2009, as investors seek to capitalise on record low interest rates and rising stock prices.
Volatile investment markets and question marks over property values are making line-of-credit loans less popular and potentially harder to unwind for those who have one.
Peter Cerexhe And so the cash rate fell on Melbourne Cup day. Summer is fast approaching, the great race was exciting and, after a year of interest rate stasis, the gates opened at last for the Cup and the cut.
Lesley Parker Discounts on ''package'' home loans have topped 1 per cent for the first time and such products have made a strong showing in Canstar Cannex's latest mortgage survey.
Barbara Drury Buying a family home or investment property is a significant financial commitment, so it makes sense to share the burden with some form of joint ownership.