Market rises on weak home loan data

Weaker than expected home loan figures have renewed expectations of a rate cut and lifted the share market.

Warren Buffett's mobile home empire preys on the poor

Billionaire profits at every step, from building to buying to high cost lending.

NZ housing affordable, except in Auckland – report

Housing remains affordable for first home buyers in all parts of the country except Auckland, according to the latest AMP360 Home Loan Affordability Report.

US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loan Falls to 3.69 Percent

Average US mortgage rates this week and for the past year, at a glance

Thinking of Buying a Home? Start Saving Now

People 34 and younger are the largest group of homebuyers, according to a recent National Association of Realtors study that looked at 6,572 responses from a survey of homebuyers in 2014. "The No. 1 reason they want to buy is just to own a home of their own," says Jessica Lautz, director of survey research and communications at the National Association of Realtors.

Home loan holders encouraged to shop around

The Reserve Bank might not be cutting interest rates – but mortgage holders are being encouraged to give themselves a rate cut.

US average rate on 30-year home loan rises to 3.86 percent

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year:

Home loan approvals have fallen

Home loan approvals have dropped, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.

SBS Bank launches new home loan rate

SBS Bank announces a market-leading fixed five-year home loan interest rate of 4.99% p.a.

Home equity loans face new risk

The pain of all that overstretching during the last housing boom isn't over yet.