The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property titles from the week ending 5 August.
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 players are now watching for impacts following the RBA’s fourth consecutive cash rate hike.
Releasing revised economic forecasts in his first ministerial statement on the economy, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has noted the “pain” that millions of mortgagors are feeling.
As the central bank has ramped up the pace of interest rate rises, economists say it could be having its “desired effect”.
Following on from three consecutive higher-than-normal hikes, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has revealed its official cash rate decision for August 2022.
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Property buyers who are looking to enter the South Australian market only have a “short window” before the Reserve Bank of Australia starts cutting rates again in 2023, according to James Trimble, the general manager at Raine & Horne.
Rental law changes implemented in 2021 have been blamed for a mass exodus of investors leaving the Melbourne market.
A major network has acknowledged that the latest rate decision from the RBA will have a knock-on effect on the traditional spring selling season.