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What’s missed in housing market hysteria

What’s missed in housing market hysteria | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Robert Harley | In the 40 years I have watched real estate, the financial stability of this country has never once been threatened by a housing market cycle.
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Australian Home Prices Reach Record on Sydney, Melbourne Highs

Australian Home Prices Reach Record on Sydney, Melbourne Highs | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Australian home prices surged to a
record in September, driven by dwelling values at all-time highs
in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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TD Securities-Melbourne Institute gauge shows inflation remains low, leaving room for a rate cut - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

TD Securities-Melbourne Institute gauge shows inflation remains low, leaving room for a rate cut - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Inflation remains at the bottom of the RBA's target range, leaving the bank with scope for a rate cut.
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Whatever else, this is no property boom

Whatever else, this is no property boom | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
With property prices all the talk, you would think they were inflating into a bubble before the Reserve Bank's very eyes.
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Australian dollar slips overnight

Australian dollar slips overnight | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Local currency continues retreat from Fed-sparked three-month high.
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Six years of low interest rates in search of some growth

Six years of low interest rates  in search of some growth | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
NEVER in recent economic history have interest rates been so low for so many for so long. It is a safe bet that central banks in America, Britain, the euro zone,...
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Inflation slow - but no rate cut tipped

Inflation slow - but no rate cut tipped | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Price pressures remained benign in January, paving the way for another rate cut - but expectations are the Reserve Bank will hold fire tomorrow.
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Big Four banks among most profitable per capita

Big Four banks among most profitable per capita | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA'S big banks are the world's most concentrated in terms of ownership and most profitable per capita, pocketing $1460 for every person in the country, a new report has revealed.
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To fix or not to fix

To fix or not to fix | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
The Reserve Bank is expected to cut the cash rate a number of times in 2013 to support the non-mining sectors of the economy as the mining investment boom reaches its peak. Fairfax finance columnis...
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Are fixed rates likely to fall over the coming months?

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RBA Rejuvenates Mortgage Bonds With Rate Cuts: Australia Credit

RBA Rejuvenates Mortgage Bonds With Rate Cuts: Australia Credit | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
Australian lenders will boost sales of residential mortgage-backed bonds by 12 percent in 2013, Westpac Banking Corp. predicts, as interest-rate cuts spur a recovery in the world’s second-most costly housing market.
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The end of the buyers' market drawing near, with Australian property prices set to rise in 2013

I suggest spending some of your spare time considering how you can leverage current market conditions to build wealth for the future.
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Property market ready for take-off

Property market ready for take-off | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN house prices are forecast to rise next year as increased affordability and interest rate cuts entice buyers into the market, according to a property industry report.
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Is this your wake up call?

Is this your wake up call? | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
No one is talking much about it, but over the last few days, 3 of the major Australian banks have quietly increased the interest rate on their 3 year fixed rate mortgages - to above 5 per cent. Thi...
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Australia central bank may send clearer easing bias even as it holds rates | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's central bank is considered almost certain to keep interest rates at a record low when it meets on Tuesday, but it could try to talk down the local currency by clearly leaving...
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Why we’re obsessed with interest rate cuts

Why we’re obsessed with interest rate cuts | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
WHAT if the Reserve Bank cut interest rates and nobody cared?
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Being happy can make you richer

Being happy can make you richer | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
We've all heard the expression money can't buy happiness, but new research may have proved the reverse. It turns out that cheerfulness can attract money. After many years of examining the influence...
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Reserve Bank echoes concerns from the IMF that low interest rates are fuelling property bubbles - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reserve Bank echoes concerns from the IMF that low interest rates are fuelling property bubbles - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
The RBA echoes concerns from the IMF that record-low interest rates are pushing up house prices.
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ASIC flags growth of SMSF

ASIC flags growth of SMSF | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN Securities & Investments Commission chairman Greg Medcraft has urged investors and investment houses to exercise more care in dealing with complex financial products, highlighting the growth of self-managed super funds as the greatest...
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New projects dollar value soars by 15% in Nerang area Real Estate | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

New projects dollar value soars by 15% in Nerang area Real Estate | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
THE dollar value of development in the pipeline for the Nerang area has risen by about 15 per cent over the past year, according to new research from Colliers International. 
 
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Top forecaster sees dollar below parity

Top forecaster sees dollar below parity | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
The Australian dollar will fall below $US1 this year, according to the currency’s most-accurate forecaster - but other economists are more upbeat.
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Developers auction dream home fit for a Dauphine

Developers auction dream home fit for a Dauphine | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
With its ornate baroque-esque decor dripping in gold leaf, the sprawling mansion of two Gold Coast property developers may be more suited to the likes of Marie Antoinette than the good folk of Queensland.
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Sneaky interest rate increases add to credit card debt woes

Sneaky interest rate increases add to credit card debt woes | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
CONCERTED efforts to pay off credit card debts are being thwarted because banks and other issuers are charging 1.5 per cent more interest than last time the official RBA rate was this low, costing consumers an extra $500 million.
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Australia's stronger immigration - what it means for property investors - Property Investment Update

Australia's stronger immigration - what it means for property investors - Property Investment Update | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
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Interest Rates to fall in 2013

Interest Rates to fall in 2013 | Finance and Economy | Scoop.it
The ANZ Bank predicts that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut its official cash rate to as low as 2 per cent by the end of next year. Economists at the Bank are basing their prediction on...
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