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family playing on the beach in queensland

4 Jul 2022 11:58

Queensland trumps New South Wales in financial State of Origin

Written by Phillip Portman

Compare the Market data shows that QLD would beat NSW in a financial State of Origin

For lease sign

10 Jun 2022 10:13

Rental price hike bumps homeownership further out of reach

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Chris Ford

The ‘landlord’s market’ of rising rents and low vacancy rates is making it harder for renters to save money, new data shows.

Reserve Bank July 2022

7 Jun 2022 14:41

RBA rate rise June 2022: Which banks are raising interest rates again?

Written by William Jolly

The Reserve Bank has lifted the official cash rate again today in its June meeting, meaning home loan repayments will once again be on the rise.

Woman concerned over mortgage repayments

3 Jun 2022 09:00

Homeowners warned next rate rise likely to add hundreds to loan repayments

Written by William Jolly

Compare the Market is forecasting another cash rate hike of at least 40-basis points, adding hundreds of dollars to mortgage repayments.

Best countries for first home buyers feature social

27 May 2022 11:02

Top five countries for first home buyers

Written by Heonji Kim

Navigating a foreign property market isn't always a walk in the park, which is why we've done the research to find the top five countries for first home buyers.

Super house deposit

19 May 2022 09:56

Super Home Buyer Scheme a “drop in the ocean” for most first home buyers

Written by William Jolly

Most young adults would be able to raise less than 1% of the cost of a home through the government’s proposed Super Home Buyer Scheme.

Green loan

17 May 2022 12:02

What are green loans, and should you get one?

Written by William Jolly

A green home loan can reward borrowers for either buying, building or renovating a ‘sustainable’ property

Reserve Bank July 2022

3 May 2022 14:44

RBA rate rise May 2022: Is your bank raising your home loan rate?

Written by William Jolly

Compare the Market has compiled a list of interest rate changes across some of Australia’s biggest banks and lenders.

people working from the office

3 May 2022 09:52

Cost of returning to work could blow out family budget, research shows

Written by Phillip Portman

Rising fuel prices, CBD parking fees, tolls, public transport costs and even the daily takeaway coffee or lunch could outweigh the costs involved in working from home.

InflationMarch

27 Apr 2022 15:19

Cost of fuel, food and other household essentials soars in latest inflation data

Written by William Jolly

The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data shows a 2.1% overall increase in prices in the March 2022 quarter.