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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: How the Banks Control Real Estate Prices

Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes looks at how Australian banks control Australian real estate prices. If one bank lifts interest rates so does the other and so the cycle goes on. We have all witnessed the banks being difficult in lending to business or the huge interest rates charged on credit cards.

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: Australian-Interest Rates And The Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by a full 1% (100 basis points) to 3.25%. The question that needs to be asked is why this wasn’t done an entire month ago in January?

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Mopping Up The Mortgage Brokers: Australia’s Banks On The Assault

After losing their market share to mortgage brokers during the real estate boom years in the earlier years of this decade, Australia’s banks are on the offensive. First off the market his year was Westpac which acquired the RAMS Home Loans brand, followed by the Commonwealth Bank which acquired a stake in Aussie Home Loans […]

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Short Vs Long-Term Interests: The Challenge For Australia’s Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decisions to decrease interest rates over the last few months were welcomed by borrowers and lenders alike, most recently with the 0.75% cut in October and the 1% cut in September. The reality is, however, that most of Australia’s lending institutions have chosen not to pass on the full […]

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Australian Banks Quickly Respond to Rate Cut

Michael Marquette: In what can only be described as a momentus day for Australian real estate, most of the country’s largest lenders have already chosen to pass on the majority of the 1% interest rate cut to borrowers. The Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac have reduced their variable rate by 0.8% of the […]

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Banks to Increase Cost of Home Loans in Addition to Rate Rise

Not content with the interest rates rise, the cost of home loans is set to increase further with the major banks likely to lift their rates by a further 0.25 per cent in the next month or two Despite today releasing record profits of $4.4 billion (up 18 per cent) the National Australia Bank has […]

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Why do you need a Fitness Rental Business Opportunity USA to open a new gym?

If you have been sweating your brain about setting up your own gym, this is the perfect time to do so. The global fitness and health industry is raking up a whopping $81.2 billion annually. The American health and fitness industry makes a cool $26 billion per year. It is time you claimed your share […]

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4 Ways to Avoid Debt When Shopping for Your First Home

Shopping for your first home can be an exciting experience—it’s a huge milestone in anyone’s life and can come with a lot of freedom. However, buying a home can be a challenging process if you’re not financially prepared to take on this type of responsibility. Here are four ways to prepare your finances for homeownership and […]

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How to Move Home Without Stress

Every relationship goes through various tests along the way, from meeting the parents to moving in together for the first time, but if you truly want to test the strength of your relationship, try moving home. Whether you have been married for 18 months or 18 years, the stress and frustration that comes with moving […]

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Home insurance: everything you need to know

Home is your personal space; where everything and everyone you treasure lives. No matter how many personal safety measures you take to try and protect your home and your personal belongings, there is always something that can go wrong. Be it natural or man-made causes, investing in home insurance will ensure that no matter what […]

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