22 Aug '17, 1am

New: Why Unemployment Is the Real Killer in the Property Game

By Property Soul (guest contributor) In June, the Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point rate hike as the industry had expected. This was the second increase by the central bank this year. There could be a third round this year, most likely in September. Why the rate hike is not a big concern Who cares about the raise of a quarter point (0.25%)? Banks don’t need any excuse to raise interest rates. Mortgage payers may already be used to the banks sending them occasional mail on revised interest rates and increased installments, which are made effective next month, immediately, or backdated a month ago. How we wish that savings rates can also be raised as frequently as lending rates! Unlike the seasonal reductions of ERP rates by LTA during school holidays, mortgage installments will never be revised downwards (not even temporarily) when the Fed lowers interest rates. But...

Full article: https://www.propwise.sg/why-unemployment-is-the-real-kill...

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