Shane Garrett

First homebuyer loans spike, reaching highest share in six years

But changes to policy and regulations are making it harder for investors

House resales and prices show upward shift despite slow market conditions

Thinking of selling your house? This might be a good time to do it

Demand for home loans keeps rising

Home loan demand has risen for the second consecutive month and lending for new homes has grown across the nation, new data shows

Cash rate: That’s it for 2017

Growing consensus that rates won’t move for the rest of this year as lending regulation bites

Morning Briefing: New home lending falls in January

Loan volumes for new homes fell over January but the demand for home loans remains strong, new data shows

Morning Briefing: Low interest rates aren't going anywhere

Australia's set for another year of low rates, says the Housing Industry Association as the Reserve Bank held the cash rate for the seventh time in a row yesterday.

Morning Briefing: Affordability sees sharp fall over December: HIA

A resurge in house prices has caused affordability to take a hit over December 2016, a HIA report reveals... RBA Governor Lowe says he’ll champion women in his central bank...

Morning Briefing: Non-major reports new home loan record

A non-major bank has cracked the $1 billion mark in home loan applications... Number of new home loans drops over October...

Morning Briefing: Houses too pricey? Data show Aussies shouldn’t blame foreigners

Just how much foreign money is contributing to rising property prices is a staple of dinner party conversations around the globe... Nationwide drop in first home buyer loans: HIA...

Morning Briefing: Marginal lift in housing affordability, HIA

The HIA’s Affordability Report for the September quarter shows a small improvement in housing affordability… New home lending lifts in August…