The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced its decision on the official cash rate for March amid speculation the fallout from COVID-19 would force the bank to ease monetary policy. The RBA has announced its fourth rate cut in the past 12 months, slashing an already historically low interest rate to 0.5 per cent.
Changes to NSW tenancy laws which improve tenants’ renting experience while ensuring that landlords can effectively manage their properties start on 23 March 2020.
Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in. Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is a Government-backed initiative to help Australians get into their first home sooner.
With first-home hopefuls set to face rising prices already in the housing market this year, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme will offer help to a select number of buyers who may not have the backing of wealthy parents. The scheme will allow 10,000 first-home buyers to purchase their first home each financial year with as little as a 5 per cent deposit, without incurring lenders mortgage insurance.