Newsletter - July 2015

August 05, 2015
Vicki Wisely

Renee Polden
Mortgage Choice in Robina
5562 0748 or 0439 779 513


Rates on hold as RBA keeps a close eye on international issues

Strong property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne combined with growing problems abroad has encouraged the Reserve Bank of Australia to leave the cash rate on hold. 

At today’s Board meeting, the RBA decided to err on the side of caution and leave the cash rate on hold at 2% for the second consecutive month. 

Recent research conducted by RP Data shows property values rose significantly in both Sydney and Melbourne throughout the month of June, with prices rising by 2.8% and 2.9% respectively. 

If rates were cut, property prices could climb even further – something the Reserve Bank is keen to avoid. As such, it makes sense for them to leave rates on hold for the time being. 

Further, the ongoing turmoil in Greece has caused the Australian share market and dollar to plummet, giving the RBA even more reason to leave the cash rate untouched.

Read more:
Reserve Bank of Australia - Media Release
Complimentary Discussion with our Financial Advisor  

Did you know our office offers financial planning services?
As your loan is both a significant financial commitment and a strong financial foundation, we'll cover the cost of a discussion with our financial advisor to help you build your wealth and protect your assets. 
Our team's financial advisors, Shaylan Ramnath and Jay Fleming bring over 12 years experience in Financial Planning services.
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Money Chat Videos - Financial Planning
Last month, I mentioned we would be releasing Mortgage Choice Money Chat.  This is a series of short videos designed to answer commonly asked questions.
This month we have released the Financial Planning videos, which will provide you with the answers to questions such as:
  • ‘What is a financial plan?’  
  • ‘What are the different types of insurance?’ 
  • ‘What's so special about super?’

To watch these and more click the following link to our YouTube channel
Mortgage Choice - YouTube Channel

Have Your Say on Housing Affordability in Australia

Recent data from the International Monetary Fund found Australia is the third most expensive place in the world to buy a house, making housing affordability a real and growing issue in this country.  

At Mortgage Choice, we support anything that seeks to address some of the key issues affecting many Australians, like housing affordability. To further understand this issue, we'd like to hear your thoughts.
Click on the link below to Have Your Say on Housing Affordability.

Have Your Say Here:  Have Your Say - Housing Affordability

While there are many locations that are beyond the reach of the average purchaser, has an interesting article on suburbs that are cheaper to buy in than rent.  We would be interested to hear your thoughts on the locations mentioned given that one is Burleigh Waters and the other 2 Queensland locations are conveniently close by.


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