May 11, 2012 7:47:27 AM

Mortgage Rates May Go Lower

Topics: Interest Rates 0

Australia, last week, lowered its overnight cash rate and mortgage decreases followed. Our Reserve Bank has stated that our exchange rate is too high, our Government will not meet their fiscal targets, inflation is subdued and our unemployment is slowly rising. As we have stated previously, our Reserve Bank should decrease interest rates further, which would assist those with mortgages, as well as the export sector via a lower exchange rate. This is unlikely to ignite the housing market. A small portion of the market is active and appreciating, but this is confined to the inner Auckland suburbs. The rest of the country can only be described as stable. Christchurch is a bit of an exception. Let’s hope our Reserve Bank follows their Australian counterpart.