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Prospect of future mortgage rate changes weighs on home buyers' minds

Brittney Levinson
Jack Needham
By Brittney Levinson, and Jack Needham
Updated February 5 2022 - 6:44pm, first published February 4 2022 - 6:30pm
Matt Van Dyk and Bec Tuddenham said a possible interest rate rise was a key factor in how they structured their mortgage. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The prospect of future mortgage rate changes is already weighing on new home buyers' minds, with some purchasers choosing the certainty of a fixed rate repayment.

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Brittney Levinson

Brittney Levinson

Property reporter

Brittney Levinson joined The Canberra Times in 2021 as part of ACM's national property team. As the region's dedicated property journalist, Brittney covers everything from real estate trends and new developments through to the stories behind the record-breaking sales. Got a news tip? Get in touch: brittney.levinson@canberratimes.com.au

Jack Needham

Jack Needham

Property News Editor

Jack has been writing about real estate since 2015, covering residential and commercial property markets throughout Australia for the likes of Smart Property Investment and Domain. He has also spent time in the United States researching real estate trends, with a focus on housing affordability issues, for the California Association of Realtors.