Cash lent at locked in rates primarily comes from bond markets here and abroad where prices are rising amid growing expectations that central banks will start pushing up the price of money in the not too distant future.
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So far in 2013, 66,500 borrowers have taken out fixed loans. In the same period of 2010 just 10,500 mortgages were struck at locked in rates.
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Since fixed rates began falling in early 2010, the average fixed loan size has increased by 37 per cent from $229,000 to $313,000, analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals. Meanwhile, the average size of variable rate loans has shrunk 1 per cent from $301,000 to $297,000. The proportion of loans that were fixed rate was less than 3 per cent in 2010, reflecting expectations that fixed and variable rates were about to fall, which they did.
Bank sources and economists blamed the rise on increases in funding costs, with the big four banks quietly hiking their fixed terms by 0.3 per cent in October.
Fixed interest rates on the rise for the first time since 2010
The fixed rates reversal began in September, with eight lenders increasing prices, according to financial products comparison service Mozo. Another 10 hiked in October, including all four majors by as much as 0.3 per cent. By contrast, 58 lenders cut fixed rates in August.
The number of fixed rate loans written in 2013 across Australia has increased by 534 per cent compared to 2010 levels.
RP Data head of corporate affairs Craig Mackenzie said low fixed rates had encouraged more investors to join the fray.
The most recent reductions in variable rates were in August after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut for the eighth time since November 2011.
rates dropping is over."
the music is going to stop," Mr Braddick said.
"It is a factor," in the overall strength of real estate markets, said ANZ's head of property research, Paul Braddick.
Those August reductions are widely seen as the last.
ANZ's Mr Braddick said low interest rate variable loans were an even greater factor despite there being no increase in average borrowing size because, nationwide, five out of six new mortgages were still being struck at variable rates.
"With growth in rental yields . and low fixed rates, investors are likely to have been influenced into the market given they are able to cover their funding costs more fully and look towards expected capital growth in future years," Mr Mackenzie said.
Earlier this year fixed rates accounted for 21 per cent of all loans written. That has since dropped back to 16 per cent.
Mozo director Kirsty Lamont said that by the end of the year it would be Nike Metcon Women
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The increase in loan sizes suggests fixed rate borrowers have been willing to pay more for property.
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