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.
BUYING TO LET
John Collett Record-low interest rates have been driving property prices higher. But borrowing won’t always be cheap and, if you’re thinking of buying to let, you will need to tread carefully.
Penny Pryor It's a time for wait-and-see, especially for first-home buyers - your net wealth will thank you.
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.
Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:
Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.
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?
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.