AS low interest rates prompt a fresh surge in real estate activity, a Battle Royale is looming between first-home buyers and property investors.
Sadly for the first-home buyer crowd, it’s a one-sided contest. Low interest rates help both parties with their repayments, but investors typically have more financial firepower when it comes to a bidding war.
Data released this week by mortgage broker AFG shows that investors snapped up between 28 per cent and 50 per cent of all mortgages processed in August, depending on which state you live.
And the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index reported the strongest quarterly gain in house prices in four years.
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