Beat the Fixed Rate Mortgage Cliff

As an Australian homeowner, you may soon face a daunting challenge – the end of your fixed rate mortgage period. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is predicting that approximately half of borrowers with fixed-rate mortgages will transition to variable rates this year. It's crucial for these homeowners to take...

The Rise of Rental Rates

Australian rental rates surge in Q1 2023 A recent report from CoreLogic shows a sharp rise in Australian rental prices for the first quarter of 2023. The Quarterly Rental Review has identified an overall increase of 2.5% in the rental market, compared to the 2% growth in the previous quarter. The increase...

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Living expenses and mortgage repayments starting to bite? We've got you covered. Imagine not having to pay your mortgage for a month! For the month of March, you could win your monthly mortgage repayment paid by NMC Finance (up to $5,000*). Simply enter in any of the following ways: Refer...

When will interest rates go down?

The Reserve Bank of Australia caused few surprises when it lifted the country’s official interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.35% in February. After all, annual inflation jumped by 7.8% over the December quarter, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That’s not just a 32-year high; it’s also...

What does the federal budget mean for Australian real estate?

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has delivered Labor's first federal budget in almost a decade, in which he emphasised the government was making “hard decisions for hard times.” But despite this, there was one eye-catching announcement for Australia’s real estate industry: a new National Housing Accord, which sets an ‘aspirational’ target of...

Why higher interest rates might ultimately benefit homebuyers

The Reserve Bank of Australia might have raised the cash rate by 250 basis points since May to 2.60% – the quickest tightening in nearly three decades – but a senior central bank official has claimed higher interest rates could ultimately benefit new homebuyers. In a recent speech, Jonathan Kearns, the...