Buying a first home just got easier for some

First home buyers are one step closer to a discounted deposit after the Government introduced the legislation to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme last week. The scheme will support 10,000 first home buyers each financial year, which barely…

Renting opens other pathways to wealth accumulation

More Australians are facing a lifetime of renting houses rather than buying, and therefore need to rethink their approach to accumulating wealth without the benefit of home ownership’s “enforced saving”. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest survey of income…

A new source of fixed income

Investment manager Gryphon Capital Investments has launched an unusual listed trust offer – a fund that will invest in residential mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities. Gryphon is seeking $100 million, with the sale of 50 million units in the…

Kavanagh

The combination of a Financial Services Royal Commission highlighting poor lending practices and a weak housing market has led to widespread fears that households have borrowed too heavily to get into a real estate bubble, which may be about to…