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Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

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Combined, APRA and the Reserve Bank are about to give households on $150,000 up to $120,000 more borrowing power.

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Policies proposed for the federal election risk making a bad situation worse, says UNSW Business School's Jonathan Reeves.

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Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.

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The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble very quickly. Here's the way it could happen.

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The Australian housing market is now in a shallow decline, but the issue of interest only mortagages could still send it off a cliff.

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Widespread speculation that other banks will follow Westpac’s interest rate rise is already having a dampening effect on house prices, says UNSW's Nigel Stapledon.