Healthy weekend for auction clearance rates
14 October 2013

Out of 826 auctions reported to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) on the weekend, Melbourne recorded a strong 76 per cent clearance rate.

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Securing a property without a deposit
09 October 2013

If you’re in a rush to secure a property and it’s a tight squeeze to raise the necessary deposit in time, you could get it done by purchasing a deposit bond.

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Retail spending soft as homeowners pay down mortgages
23 September 2013

The Reserve Bank says homeowners have used between 50 and 90 per cent of the money saved from ongoing interest cuts to pay down their mortgages ahead of schedule.

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RBA warns banks to maintain lending standards despite cheap credit
20 September 2013

The RBA has warned banks to maintain their lending standards while record-low interest rates fuel demand for new home loans.

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Using your own super to invest in property
17 September 2013

Self managed super funds (SMSFs) are all the rage at the moment, people are increasingly keen to get more control of their super to avoid super fund costs and poor investments. One of the biggest advantages of SMSFs is that you can use your super to invest in property.

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