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What to expect in 2018

As the sun sets in one part of the World, it is rising elsewhere. This is true for Australian property in 2018. While the long-anticipated cool down in the (investor) markets of the eastern states is now upon …

Finance for the Older Generation

‘I am in my 60s, can I get a mortgage?’ This is a regular enquiry that Chan & Naylor brokers receive. In many instances, the answer is ‘Yes’. However, for maturer-aged applicants, some lenders are more flexible than …

Why global interest rates may further drop

Because of changing demographics and the pool of global investment and savings, interest rates may further drop. More investors are looking for returns, causing asset prices, properties and shares to bid up as returns continue to drop. This …

Sydney and Melbourne rental shortages in 2019

Vacancy rates dropped in most capital cities in August 2017. According to reports, the national vacancy rate of 2.2% was slightly lower than last year’s 2.3%. Melbourne and Hobart are experiencing sharp increases in median asking rents while …

Two rate rises predicted in 2018

Two of the major banks are forecasting two rate rises in 2018. How will borrowers cope when that little bit more of the household budget has to go on paying-off the home loan? NAB and ANZ economists are …

Are Interest-Only Loans Now Dead?

There was a time when property owners were advised that their investment loans should be interest-only and the loan on their own home should be principal and interest. But now some experts think that borrowers should radically change …

For Borrowers – 10 June is D-Day

Banks are under pressure to make it harder to get a loan – and after 10 June it is going to get harder. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has told the banks that they need to stop …


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