Patrick Nolan

Increased repayments and renovators key trends for 2018

ME bank names five developments brokers and borrowers should watch out for this year

Two in five homeowners ‘reliant’ on future price rises

ME survey shows high proportion of owners – particularly young owners – reliant on price rises to achieve their financial goals

Why FHBs are back in black

FHB numbers at 47-month high following extension of stamp duty concessions but investor difficulties also play a role

Morning Briefing: Non-major to tap into customers’ “inner scrooge”

A non-major has launched a new calculator tool aimed at the growing refinance market… Auction activity falls...

Morning Briefing: Non-major announces new retail boss

A non-major bank has created a new head of retail banking role as it expands its product range... Singles feel heat of the housing market...

Morning Briefing: Lender releases new property search tool

A home loan lender ME has launched a new property search tool claiming to ‘flip house hunting on its head’... The closer to Antarctica, the hotter the property market gets...

Morning Briefing: NSW property owners face new levy

A new levy placed on property owners in New South Wales could end up saving them money... Home ownership put ahead of other life goals...

Market Watch: Abbott rules out reform to negative gearing

Major changes to negative gearing, despite calls for the tax break to be reformed, have been ruled out… Auction clearance rates hit 83 per cent nationally, 88 per cent in Sydney… Borrowers stick with variable rates but fixed may be better…