Friday, July 1st, 2011
Prospective home buyers are borrowing more today compared to 12 months ago, according to independent mortgage comparison website The June 2011 Your Mortgage Index shows the average loan value specified in home loan enquiries to the website has increased by almost $15,000 compared to the same time last year.

Data from the website, which receives 150,000 visits per month, also showed a 9 per cent increase in the proportion of enquiries for fixed loans compared to June 2010, indicating home buyers are looking to lock in the current interest rates ahead of a predicted rise in the next few months.

Editor of Your Investment Property magazine Nila Sweeney said the Index results were a reflection of higher prices and low supply in many areas attracting prospective buyers.

“Lack of affordable supply in and around cities means that people are being forced to consider bigger loans to live in desirable areas,” Sweeney said.

NSW continues to account for the most home loan enquiries to the website, although the results indicate a 10 per cent drop this month compared to June 2010. In contrast, enquiries from Victorian buyers have jumped almost 20 per cent for the same period.


The Your Mortgage Index is compiled monthly from information gathered from user activity.

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Launched in 1995, provides daily updated interest rate information to Australian home and investment borrowers to assist them in finding the loan that suits their needs. Attracting 150,000 visits per month, is a one-stop resource for home buyers and property investors seeking the latest property news, free reports, price comparisons and loan calculators. features more than 1,400 Australian home and investment loan products from over 80 lending institutions. In addition, users can access exclusive video interviews with industry leaders on Your Mortgage TV, and join the latest discussion on the Your Mortgage forum.
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