Mortgage news with election looming

In Australia the news this week is peppered with mortgage related news that is mostly related to the upcoming federal election: International reports have suggested that interest rates and their link to the Australian economy are one of the key factors in decision making of Australian voters for the federal election. They mention that house prices have generally recovered well from the global financial crisis but that rising interest rates are not helping new and especially first home buyers...
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Do we choose mortgages by interest rate alone?

If you read about mortgages in the news, then the most topic home loan related topic is definitely interest rates. Sure, we also want to read about different methods of repayment or whether or not we can pay off the loan early, but when it comes down to it, the most popular mortgage stories are clearly centered on interest rate issues. And apparently we are also interested most heavily in interest rates when we take out our home loans, too. That's what NAB thought, anyway, and their recent in...
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