Do you purchase in a rising rate market?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has raised the official cash rate from a record low of 0.15 in April to 2.35 in September. It’s the fastest cash rate rise in history, and it’s taken most of Australia by surprise – especially considering the RBA predicted in 2021 that there wouldn’t be a rate rise until 2024.

What should I do?

This leaves numerous questions on the lips of home buyers across the country. Do you pause your dream home search and wait for rates to drop in a couple of years? If you purchase now, are you buying a property that will decrease in value? Can I afford another 1% rate rise? Will this hurt out lifestyle too much? The list is endless. In our opinion, it all comes down to two things: what is your strategy & what can you afford?

The word ‘strategy’ can be bounded around as a buzz word at times, however at Ynance we like to think of a property strategy as the ‘purpose’ behind your purchase. A sound strategy will clearly define your preferred type of property, the timing of the purchase and usually has an agreed end goal in mind.

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