Your Mortgage Reports on the Current Housing Situation and Anticipated Rate Hike
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(St. Leonards, NSW) Business Insider Australia reports that many individuals in Australia feel now is not the best time to purchase a home, as they anticipate mortgage interest rates will rise in the coming year. Sixty percent of those participating in the Westpac-MI consumer sentiment survey expressed this opinion, up from 37 percent just six months ago. Individuals who do wish to buy a home need to ensure they get the best mortgage rate possible for their unique situation, and Your Mortgage ( can be of help with this.
“Although there is uncertainty regarding mortgage interest rates and the housing market, some individuals find they need to buy a home now. This may be due to a change in employment, their current living situation or for various other reasons. For those who must move, knowing the current interest rate is of great importance,” Kimberly Banks, spokesperson for Your Mortgage ( confirms.
The Commonwealth Bank, currently the biggest home loan provider in the country, recently opted to raise mortgage rates on those investors requesting an interest only loan. It is believed that this may play a role in the fears of those looking to buy a home that all mortgage rates will increase soon. While this change won’t go into effect until April 3, 2017, people are taking notice.
“The more information a person has, the easier it is to make an informed decision as to whether now is the time to buy. People who have some control over when they move will need to talk to their lender to determine what is in their best interests. For those who have no choice but to move, Your Mortgage ( is here to ensure the best deal is obtained,” Banks continues.
The ‘time to buy a dwelling’ index fell by 7.8 percent, which is the lowest level since May 2010, but price gains and market conditions remain strong in New South Wales. As a result, people expect to see home prices continue to rise, and this needs to be factored in when determining if now is the time to buy. The same is true for those looking to buy in Victoria, where conditions are also favorable. The problem is that there is a delay in hard housing data following a survey of this type, thus people cannot say what will truly happen in the coming months.
“Contact us today to discuss your home loan needs. We are here to help you find the best product for your current situation, regardless of other circumstances. This is true when the market is good and when it is bad, as a home is something every person wants and needs,” Banks states.
About Your Mortgage:
Your Mortgage, founded in 1995, provides daily updated interest rate information for Australian home and investment borrowers. This information helps borrowers obtain the best loan for their unique needs. The database includes daily interest rates, fees and charges. Furthermore, it features more than 1,400 home and investment loan products in the country offered by more than 80 lending institutions. In addition, the site provides interactive financial tools and calculators, along with weekly mortgage news.