First Home Buyers Not Responding to Interest Rate Cuts

March 24th,2014

A rate cut this month would have improved affordability for first home buyers but may not have been enough to encourage a purchase, according to Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) President, Mr Peter Bushby.

“The proportion of first home buyers in housing finance commitments in December 2012 was 14.9% - less than half of that in May 2009 (31.4%) and well below the long-term average of 20.2%.

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