Home loans are becoming more of a burden for Australians as many grapple with indebtedness.

More than half of Australians (56%) who are paying off a mortgage or have paid off a mortgage said their home loan is/was a burden and somewhat limited their lifestyle, a survey by Gateway Credit Union shows.

Many professionals in the mortgage industry will be welcoming the results of a recent report after it suggested a number of key roles in the sector will become highly sought-after over the year ahead.

According to the latest data from recruitment giant Hays, mortgage lenders, mortgage processors and mobile lenders will all be hot job titles in 2018.

The value of residential property across New Zealand continues to grow beyond $1trn despite a recent slowdown, according to the latest figures from property analytics firm CoreLogic.

It’s no surprise then that the firm has also observed strong competition for mortgages – especially among retail banks – as interest rates dipped during the first half of December.

Average asking prices hit an all-time high in December, while new listings sunk to an all-time low, according to the latest figures from realestate.co.nz.

New listings were 6.2% lower in December 2017 (7,133) compared to the same month a year before (7,606). Total housing stock was also 9.3% higher than December 2016. On the other hand, the average asking price hit $660,798 up 3.8% from November 2017.

My favourite part after all these years, is the look on a first-home buyer’s face when you say: “yep, it’s approved”.

Glen McLeod, of Edge Mortgages, ranked ninth in our inaugural Top Adviser Rankings, told us that nothing beats the smile of someone who didn’t think they’d ever own their own home, and then they do.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ) plan to loosen some of its macro-prudential measures in the mortgage market is unlikely to reverse the cooling of the housing market, according to the latest report from Fitch Ratings.

Overall mortgage borrowing has registered a significant fall in the year ended in October, down 14% year-on-year to $4.6 billion, according to the newest residential mortgage lending data by borrower type from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Property Institute of New Zealand has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s announcement to loosen loan-to-value lending restrictions (LVRs) from 40% down to 35% but remain at the same level (20%) for first-time buyers.

A new build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards.

Liberty Financial’s CEO Mark Collins on who inspires him and what he’d do if he was the Prime Minister for a day

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced today it would implement a “modest easing” to LVR restrictions from 1 January 2018 due to pressures on the housing market having moderated over the past six months.