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
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
One of the largest mortgage broking groups says Commonwealth Bank has a concerted strategy "to destroy" the broking industry. Finsure, which has a network of 1,500 loan writers, is among mortgage brokers who oppose the Hayne Royal Commission’s call for commission payments to be scrapped. Finsure managing director John Kolenda claims CBA and its chief
Momentum Wealth’s annual Property Investor Survey gives unique insights into the minds of Australian property investors, uncovering the latest trends and preferences amongst those in the market. The results presented in this report are based on the responses of 483 participants who have a variety of experience in property investing, from complete novices to experienced, multi-million-dollar portfolio owners.
It will be remembered as the year Brisbane outshone the nation’s two biggest housing markets and defied a property downturn gripping other states. Home values in 2018 in the Queensland capital rose a steady 0.3 per cent at a time when they fell 5.8 per cent in Melbourne and 8.1 per cent in Sydney —