Last weekend’s federal election saw the Coalition government returning to power in an election that saw policy on property taxation a hotly debated topic between the Liberal Party’s insistence of maintaining the status quo and the Labor Party’s intention to reform the taxation process. As a result, with the Coalition government’s win, many in the
APRA’s scrapping of the 7 per cent ‘stress test’ buffer on home loans will effectively see a 9 per cent increase in borrowing capacity for owner-occupiers which will rise to between 13 and 14 per cent if the RBA undertakes two interest rate cuts before the year is out. With the current ultra-low interest rate
If you thought your Friday night ‘order in’ and buy now, pay later habits were harmless, think again, because your excessive digital spending could well derail your mortgage application. Our Afterpay payments, eBay and Uber Eats accounts, Netflix, Stan, and other online streaming subscriptions are coming under scrutiny by mortgage brokers and lenders when assessing
A survey by comparison website Finder has found 35 per cent of Millennials – which total 1.9 million Australians – think the current market decline has paved the way for them to enter the market. The survey, which polled 2,026 Australians, found that 19 per cent of Australians overall would be interested in purchasing property,
Australia has 2,156,319 property investors, most of whom own just one property, according to the ATO. The ATO figures show that 71% of people who own investment property have just one, while a further 19% own two properties. Less than 1% of investors own five properties and less than 1% own six or more properties.
A new survey has found that home-owners in Brisbane fare the best when it comes to paying the mortgage comfortably. The research by Finder asked respondents if they struggled with their mortgage - and Brisbanites emerged as the most comfortable with their repayments among the capital cities. It found 62% of Brisbane respondents "can make
Infrastructure is the big winner in this year’s budget, with the government splurging on roads and railways to fight congestion and prop up a lethargic economy. Just weeks away from the election, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered his maiden budget on Tuesday, unveiling $100 billion in infrastructure funding over the next decade. The budget appealed to
The Morrison government’s federal budget was marked by a spate of tax cuts and cash handouts, and property investors will be impacted also if a major infrastructure spend makes it through parliament. In his first federal budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg committed to spending $100 billion on infrastructure projects over the course of the next decade.
With an election just weeks away, the Federal Government has backed away from the banking royal commission's recommendation that all commissions in the mortgage broking industry be abolished and consumer groups warn it will leave borrowers worse off. Key points: When Kenneth Hayne's final report was released, the Government pledged to ban trailing commissions from
Australian women are more likely to own their home than men despite the pay gap. Overall, 60% of Australian women own their home either with a mortgage or debt-free, compared with 56% of men, according to ABS figures. Among the under-35s, 27% of women and 21% of men own their home. EY chief economist Jo