05:35 AM, 25 Mar 2022,2 minute read
05:35 AM, 25 Mar 2022
2 minute read
The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property titles from the week ending March 25.
Welcome to The Adviser’s weekly round-up of the headline stories and news that are important not only for the mortgages sector, but also for the state of property in Australia more broadly.
To compile this list, not only do we consider the week’s most-read stories and the news that matter to you, but we curate it to include stories from our sister brands that also have an impact on the Australian property landscape.
Here are the biggest property stories of the week
Industry reacts to housing affordability and supply report
There have been mixed responses to the federal government’s long-awaited report on the state of housing affordability and supply in Australia.
A real estate agent’s role when floodwaters rise
Michelle Mitchell, principal at LJ Hooker Lismore, and her colleagues all generally agree that the two weeks following the recent floods that devastated northern NSW were the worst of their lives.
4 in 5 home owners expect property prices to keep rising: Report
Australian property owners are still bullish on the potential for price gains in 2022, a new survey has revealed.
Year 2: How COVID changed the Australian property market game
As the two-year milestone of the pandemic approaches, an expert counted off the ways the Australian housing market has been impacted by the major public health event.
CoreLogic research director queries affordability report
The property researcher has questioned how the inquiry’s recommendations will be implemented, including super’s equity among first home buyers.
FHB loans aren’t riskier: RBA
Despite having higher loan-to-valuation ratios and lower cash buffers, first home buyers have been found to be no more likely to fall into financial stress or arrears.
3 budget wish list items from LJ Hooker’s head of research
The 2022-23 budget is just days away from being unveiled, and home owners, home hunters and real estate industry insiders alike are hoping to see new spending measures to address the country’s housing affordability crisis.
Higher serviceability buffer will cushion borrowers, says Lowe
The Reserve Bank governor has expressed confidence in current lending standards and the ability of borrowers to weather a rate rise.
[Related: Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 14-18 March]