The APRA’s New Guidelines – What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

In March 2017, the APRA introduced new guidelines that affected homebuyers. Both investors and owner-occupiers may have to deal with changes. This article looks at what the APRA did and how it may affect you. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has recently made changes. Established in 1998, the APRA oversees many of Australia’s biggest

How Can Property Investors Work Out How Much They Can Borrow?

In the wake of the APRA’s 2017 regulation changes, investors may wonder how much they can borrow. It’s a difficult question to answer. This article examines the techniques used to find out. Plus, it looks at some tips for increasing your borrowing power. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has made 2017 a tough one

How the APRA’s Guideline Tightening Affects Residential Home Buyers

In March 2017, the APRA placed restrictions on interest-only loans. These restrictions will primarily affect investors. But they have some knock-on effects for residential home buyers. Some argue that there’s a housing issue in Australia. The rate of property price increases, particularly in the major cities, has led to many people struggling. Residential home buyers

The APRA’s Tightened Guidelines (And How It May Affect Property Investors)

With its strong property market, Australia has always been a popular choice for property investors. However, some recent regulatory changes have made things a little more difficult. This article examines the APRA’s recent changes and what they mean for investors. Those looking to prepare for their retirements often turn to property investment. One of the

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