BCU raises home loan interest rates, while Aussie, Newcastle Permanent cut

With the RBA slated to cut interest rates in February, a few lenders appear to have gotten ahead of the curve, with Aussie making sweeping cuts across many of its home loan products this week while Newcastle Permanent and BCU also moved rates on several products.

How much rent should you charge?

Investors want to make as much money out of their properties as possible, but deciding on an appropriate amount of rent to charge is no easy task.

Guide to body corporate fees

A body corporate and its fees may seem like a mysterious and expensive thing, but it doesn’t have to be.

Western Australian property market remains bleak

With economic activity in Western Australia well below its ten year average and effective unemployment significantly above the ten year benchmark, the property market, particularly units, continue to experience weakness.

Dwelling approvals rose in November

The news is promising for building approvals across the board, however there was a slight fall in the private sector.