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Home-price surge spurs RBA loan-policy rethink

Parliamentary panel asks central bank to explain why it's considering changes

[SYDNEY] To see why Australia's central bank has had a change of heart on home lending curbs, look no further than Sydney's inner city where a one-bedroom apartment sold at the weekend for 35 per cent more than its last price in 2012.

The 581-square-foot property in Surry Hills was