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  • First home buyers 'dramatically lower' than long-term average by Calida Smylie

    ​The proportion of first home buyers increased marginally in March compared to the month before, but is still far lower than the long-run average, the latest data from ABS shows

  • Want a mortgage? Don't eat steak... by AB

    Mortgage applicants in the UK are being asked bizarre questions in a 'Spanish inquisition'-style new home loan crackdown, including how much they spend on haircuts and whether they play golf

  • Eight tips to increase your broking trustworthiness by AB

    ‘Financial services’ is the least trusted industry globally but trustworthiness is the bedrock of your broking reputation, so American brand consultant John Seroka gives eight tips to show you how to build it up

  • Budget Night: What's going to happen to negative gearing? by Calida Smylie

    Real estate associations and economists sit on different sides of the fence on the rumours the government will reform Australia’s negative gearing rules in the 2014 Budget

  • Lawyer warns of SMSF dangers by AB

    ​A Sydney business lawyer is warning mortgage brokers to be careful on behalf of clients who want to buy property through their self-managed super fund

  • RBA confident of new housing market pick-up by AB

    Housing price growth, low lending rates, and government assistance for first home buyers are expected to support a substantial increase in new dwelling construction over the period ahead, predicts the RBA