One of the the Hot Topics currently is how interest rates have
recently dropped, but in the background the RBA has expressed
it’s fears that lower interest rates will result in a Property Bubble.
With interest rates a key player in market activity, the RBA
in conjunction with APRA (the banks’ governing regulator) have
implemented in the last week or so increasing constraints on
loans, in particular to investors.
Check out these articles:
Some of the facets are:
– increased deposit requirements of 20% (ie. max 80% LVR loans)
– lower rent considerations
– higher test interest rates (eg. 7% serviceability testing on 5% rate)
Best touch base with your banker/mortgage broker to find out where you stand,
As they say: “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”
Til next time