Welcome to the February edition of the Smartline Report.
As a result of the recent Royal Commission findings into the banking and financial services industry, possible policy changes could lead to much poorer outcomes for consumers, including less choice, higher rates and fees, and reduced access to credit. Read our article below to find out how you can help prevent this from happening.
We also look at regional property investment and how to choose the right property to give you the best chance of success. Finally, don’t forget the power of making additional repayments to reduce your mortgage. Read on to see how you make this work for you.
Help us to protect competition in financial services
What would a world without mortgage brokers look like? Possible legislation change… Read more >
Choosing a good regional investment
Regional areas in many parts of the country have experienced solid property growth over the past 18 months, as buyer demand ripples away from… Read more >
The power of additional repayments
Making additional repayments makes a massive difference over 20 or 30 years, significantly reducing the interest you pay and taking years off your home loan… Read more >
Australian property market update
CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless presents Smartline’s latest national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city. More info ›
February property market outlook
The CoreLogic home value index results for January 2019 showed that the slump in housing market conditions continues with national dwelling values… More info ›
The Herron Todd White team reports comprehensively on the state of property markets around Australia.