RBA decision will support first home buyers

Century 21 believes the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate on hold at 2.5 per cent will support Australians seeking to purchase their first home.


“Recent data shows that the Australian dream of home ownership is alive and well with the HIA-CBA Housing Affordability Index posting its most favourable result in 12 years,” said Chairman and Owner of Century 21 Australasia, Charles Tarbey.


“Combined with the Reserve Bank’s decision, we may see many first home buyers enticed into the market over the coming months.”


In a statement, the Reserve Bank reasoned that it was appropriate to leave the cash rate on hold in light of a strong expansion in housing construction and moderate growth in consumer demand.


“Century 21 believes there are still many opportunities available to Australians seeking to acquire their first property,” said Charles Tarbey.


“In particular, Australians looking to enter the property market would be wise to consider looking outside of so-called ‘hotspots.’


“When a suburb is labelled a ‘hotspot’ this should serve as an indication to buyers to look at surrounding suburbs which may not be as hotly contested and which could offer greater potential for long-term capital growth,” concluded Charles Tarbey.


Century 21 encourages potential buyers who are looking to purchase real estate to ensure they have obtained the appropriate professional property and finance advice before doing so.

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 18/06/2014 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


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