Welcome to the June edition of The Smartline Report. This month we discuss rent-vesting, an alternative way to own property; APRA’s tightening requirements on interest-only loans; and we give you a capital and regional property market overview.
We hope you find this edition informative and if you would like to discuss anything regarding your finance, please don’t hesitate to call.
Rentvesting: another option for property ownership
Rent money is dead money – owning your own property is almost always the better financial… Read more ›
Rates for interest-only loans on the rise
APRA is tightening requirements for banks offering interest-only loans. Here, we look at what the changes are and how they are affecting the lending market… Read more ›
Property cycle: capital city and regional update
There are signs the strong Sydney and Melbourne residential property markets are starting to slow… Read more >
Australian property market update
CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless presents Smartline June’s national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city. More info ›
June property market outlook
According to the CoreLogic Home Value Index, combined capital city dwelling values fell by -1.1% in May 2017. While the fall goes against the recent growth trend, the index… More info ›
The Herron Todd White team reports comprehensively on the state of property markets around Australia.
Smartline Article Archive
Attention first home buyers: Do you know which loan is right for you?
First home buyers are different to experienced buyers, so why should their loans be the same? Read more ›
2017 budget allows FHBs to access superannuation
New mandates allow FHBs access to their superannuation to make a deposit, but not… Read more >
Why robo-advice is no substitute for the human touch in mortgage broking
Websites offering robo-advice seem to be a convenient, time-efficient way of securing a home loan… Read more ›