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Rate Drop Stimulates Property Market

Australians are increasingly abandoning the Big Four banks, according to latest figures from the financial regulator APRA.  Typically, smaller lenders offer lower interest rates than the Big Four  In the year to May, the majors increased the value of their owner-occupier …

Auction bids decline with intensity of competition

Economists from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of Sydney have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life bidding situations including property auctions. The study suggested that …

Banks to make borrowing easier

These past weeks have seen a number of banks, showing their support for home buyers and small businesses by assuring them that they are ready to make borrowing easier. Suncorp pledges $3 billion Non-major bank Suncorp has promised …

Commercial property yields still strong

Commercial property returns have averaged by about 11% pa since 2010. It was seen as a recovery from the GFC slump, after which investors eventually searched for income in response to low interest rates and bond yields that …


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