Options narrowing for first home buyers

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FIRST home buyers are being priced out of the market by interest rate rises and skyrocketing utility prices.

Finance approvals to first home buyers have fallen to six-year lows and made up 15.5 per cent of the total loans market in August, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday.

CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian said the numbers were well below a May 2009 peak of 28.5 per cent market share.

“The hangover effect from the first home buyer grant coupled with rate hikes mean people are finding it more difficult to buy,” he said.

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