Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 25, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lenders return to property investors A banking sector return to aggressive lending to property investors could stoke the ire of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, which had... Suncorp, Bank of Melbourne among banks to push up mortgage rates Brisbane-based Suncorp will increase the annual rate on special offer variable home loan packages for owner-occupiers by 20 basis points to 4.15... The return of the prestige rural retreat A place in the country with plenty of space, views over gently undulatinggreenery, p...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 24, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Thinking of becoming a landlord? Here’s what you need to know There is more to being a landlord than unblocking the sink, collecting the rent and watching your investment grow. Here are some tips for successfully renting your property. Going it alone It is possible to manage your own property but it can be hard work, time consuming and may not fit around your work and family commitments. Make sure everything is in writing from the agent or the tenant if you are self-managing says Nicole Ciantar, director at Vog... Macquari...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 23, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Great Aussie Dream shunned in favour of rentvesting Meet the Sydneysiders who want to rent forever The rise of the first home buyer investor <a href="http://www.domain.com.au/news/firsttime-investors-step-on-to-melbournes-property-ladder-20150704-gi57ei/" targe... Sydney auction market records back-to-back strong clearance rates The Sydney auction market proved last weekendsremarkable result was no fluke, recordinganother strong clearance rate on Saturday. The city recorded a clearance rate of 77.6 per ce...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 22, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Life’s a beach, then you wallow in the luxury Media personality andfilm reviewer, Jo Casamentos spiritual home would hands-down be a farmhouse in Avignon, France. Ive a serious love affair with French provincial style, says Casamento, whose European heritage informed the transformation of a large but plain, double-brick home into a palatial, three-level dwelling.... Granny flats - turning backyards into gold Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell is sceptical, saying it sounds ... "It's either an extension to a home ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 21, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Insider story: How celebrity designers are drawing the buyers It used to be all about the starchitects. In their quest to lure buyers to off-the-plan apartment projects, developers would enlist acclaimed architects to design the buildings, name-dropping their talented collaborators in marketing materials and roping them into glittering launches. Now architects are finding themselves sharing the spotlight with another group: celebrity interior designers. Fashion designer turned interiors doyenne Collette Dinnigan is the late...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 20, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Auction numbers down for still-steady Melbourne market Auction activity in Melbourne will be down again this weekend, with the late-autumn market relatively subdued compared to last years strong market conditions. Just over 700 homes are due to go under the hammer on Saturday,whichalthough still a reasonable test for the market will nonetheless be below the 759 auctioned last weekend and well below the 995 auctions listed over the same weekend last year. Again, the west will host the highest number of auctio... Federal ele...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 19, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. At your service: Why concierges are the new luxury home selling point No longer a luxury, a good concierge can add value in both dollar terms and cachet to prestigebuildings. My buyers who are spending $4 million to $6 million expect a concierge and dont like to buy into a buildingwithout one, says Vanguarde Estate Agents TravisReeve. Reeve has just secured a $4 million sale in the five-star Highgate in KentStreet Sydney and says the building isknown to have the best concierge service... Star power: giving your home the si...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 18, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Winding back negative gearing would not hurt housing demand, forecasts NAB That has prompted the government to warn of a slump in house prices and a drop in rental property availability. The government says it will not change... Cairns property prices fall as growth slumps Once hailed as the bright light of the regional Queensland property market, Cairns has seen prices fall flat in a surprise turn. Both house and unit price growth hadslumped to unexpected figures inthe past year, according to new Domain Group data. Cairns...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 17, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Perth house prices take a cut, but land sales surge House prices have taken a cut in Perth, with the March median falling 3.7 per cent to $520,000. The latest stats from the Real Estate Institute of WA... Perth house prices take a cut, but land sales surge House prices have taken a cut in Perth, with the March median falling 3.7 per cent to $520,000. The latest stats from the Real Estate Institute of WA show Perths median house price fell $20,000 from the revised December 2015 median of $540,000. But land sales in Perth an...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 16, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne auction market remains steady as first home buyers rise Melbournes auction clearance rate steadied on the weekend following recent falls, with cuts to mortgage rates yet to significantlyimpact market activity. Melbourne reported a clearance rate of 74.3 per cent on Saturday, higher than the 73.1 per cent recorded onthe previous weekend, but below the 78.6 per cent recorded onthe same weekend last year. The market continues to produce consistently solid results for sellers with clearance rates tracking in a na... ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 15, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. PM flies into Perth for a housing fight PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull jets into Perth today with a warning the city's house prices will plunge and rents will rise if Labor wins power. Gladesville housing record smashed by Joe Elias Joe Elias, owner of the Wild Boys Afloat strip joint, has smashed the Gladesville housing record buying a waterfront mansion for more than $7 million. The purchase is a significant step up the property ladder for Elias, who currently resides in the Putney home bought in his wife Rosies name fo...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 14, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Doing this one thing could put almost $3000 a year more in your pocket Shopping around for a better deal on your mortgage could mean more ... the last few years it was a good time for owners to review their home loan. Escape: A waterfront house for the price of an inner-city terrace Our Choice 33 Pacific Crescent,Maianbar 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car Guide: $1.7 million Built 1996 Land 763 square metres Inspect Sat, 1pm-1.30pm Agent Century 21 Beachside, 0414 210 414 Last traded for $300,000 in 1994, land only Maianbar average hou...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 13, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Origin Energy boss Grant King lists Neutral Bay trophy The grand Neutral Bay estateof Origin Energy boss Grant King and his wife Jennifer hits the market this weekend, amid hopes the listing will break this years drought of top-shelf property up for grabs. Pricing the historic Glencairn property has proved difficult given the areas few comparable properties have not been listed for many decades, leaving the historic residence as a stand-out in the norths trophy market. A preliminary guide of $18.2 million ... Bulimba tippe...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 12, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Bermuda's Arch Capital keeps watch on QBE LMI QBE CEO John Neal is happy to hold on to the company's local lenders mortgage insurance unit. But that hasn't stopped parties having a look. Daniel... Chance to own your own historic Aussie pub Owning a pub is adream formany Aussies. And forsomeone, that chance has come. A rare opportunity has arrivedto run a historic, true-blue Aussie pub in far north Queensland Normal 0 <w:Trac... Five stars – Inviting verandahs Originallyfavoured for providing she...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 11, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Coalition should adopt negative gearing plan Remove tax incentives that unduly favour property investors, and more ... incidence of bad and doubtful debts for banks if house prices were to fall. Is Preston, aka Depreston, really Melbourne’s most depressing suburb? When the Thornbury-based, but internationally renowned, singer Courtney Barnett calls a song Depreston and proceeds to sing about looking to buy a California bungalow in Preston, youve got to wonder what damage that does to a suburb. Well, in this case, price-wis...
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