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Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate still at an incredible held at 0.10%

The world knows all too well about how your interest rates can dramatically change from one month to the next and if you get yourself in a good position, you lock that RBA interest rate in for a few years to protect yourself from being knocked out by a rise in the RBA interest rate […]

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate still at an incredible held at 0.10%

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate still at an incredible held at 0.10%

By Aylward Game - Mar 29, 2021 Articles, Property Law

The world knows all too well about how your interest rates can dramatically change from one month to the next and if you get yourself in a good position, you lock that RBA interest rate in for a few years to protect yourself from being knocked out by a rise in the RBA interest rate (RBA cash rate).

For 3 years the RBA rate remained at 1.50%, which for some was great as no rise in an otherwise ever-changing world meant that homeowners could keep their properties. For others, the cost of living was still too high to save a deposit for a house. Then in mid-2019, we saw a drop of 0.25% bringing the rate down to 1.25% which for anyone struggling to pay their mortgage meant this was a big stress relief or for some of us, helped to apply for a home loan to be more achievable.

The rate continued on this downward trend dropping by 0.25% again and again which brings us to today at an incredible low of 0.10%. On top of that, the Government is currently offering $15,000 to First Home Owners for contracts entered into from the 1st of July 2018.

What does this mean for you? It means anyone who has been looking to buy a property, can now get a home loan with an extremely low-interest rate making it more affordable for the average income earner.

But do your research. Check out the different offers from the banks and get one that suits your needs. We suggest you do your calculations before applying for a loan. Get advice on your contract before signing it.

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