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The misguided war on interest-only loans

Mortgage brokers now originate the majority of home loans, but ASIC targeting them for writing more interest-only loans than banks do is mistaking the advantages of this borrowing structure.

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Have A-REIT share prices bottomed out?

A-REITs have been particularly hard hit by bond rate increases, but most are in much better shape than they were during the GFC. Investors should assess the improved value, but not all listed property trusts are equal in quality.

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Home ownership struggles will drive changes

Home ownership for Australians aged between 25 and 34 has fallen from 39% to 29% in the last 20 years, and government policies are doing little to make first home buying easier. What are the attitudes of younger clients?

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