The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) President, Hayden Groves said the latest interest rate hike of 0.25 per cent demonstrates the RBA’s complete disregard for both owner-occupiers and suppliers of rental homes across Australia.
Mr Groves said that there has been various data sets suggesting that the economy is slowing and inflation is easing adding, “the latest interest rate rise could push the economy into recession; and not one ‘we had to have’.”
“The interest rate rises have already added a great burden with a $600,000 mortgage collectively now up by a staggering $1100 per month,” he said.
Mr Groves said that lending for housing for both owner occupiers and investors is now nearly 30% lower than a year ago.
“The January monthly inflation eased by 1 percentage point to 7.4% for the year and GDP growth is slowing down.
“Wage growth has also been modest dispelling fears of a wage price spiral,” he said.
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