Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 10, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Beyond Sydney: A house of distinction in Wentworth Falls A raft of well-known people have owned this magnificent Blue Mountains house since it was built in the 1880s. They range from a granddaughter of explorer Gregory Blaxland of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson fame to newspaper proprietor Sir James Reading Fairfaxs brother-in-law and years later, a member of Hordern retail dynasty the family the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park is named after. And now, after a dozen years of ownership, most of which... Sydney property: R...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 9, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Three of the best homes for sale in Seaforth Could Seaforth be ready to give its eastern neighbours a shake-up as buyers recognise the growing appeal of this suburb which hugs the northern banks of Middle Harbour? Its a highly desirable suburb, says Stone Real Estate Seaforth agent Maria Cassarino. Seaforth is now more popular than Clontarf and Balgowlah Heights. I think its the larger blocks, the views and aspects and the quality of stock on the market this year. The other k... Melbourne set for auction avalanche as vendo...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 8, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Five ways to get your home smelling like Christmas When it comes to the festive season, theres nothing better the fresh smell of balsam fir or cinnamon wafting through your home. Here are five DIY ways to fill your home with Christmas aromas. Homemade potpourri Replicate the smells of a traditional white Christmas with a festive simmer pot on Christmas day. Simply fill a saucepan with a bit of water, sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and a few pine branches from your Christmas tree and leave t... With thousands...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 7, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Creative ways to style indoor plants in your home There is no denying that indoor plants have become an extremely popular addition to the modern home. However, which plants should you choose and how do you fit them into your home? To get you started,NZ House Gardensart director (and plant aficionado), Richard Brunton, has shared some of his top tips for how to style indoor plants. MATCH YOUR PLANTER TO YOUR INTERIORS Matching your vase or planter to the colour or s... Want to sell in Brisbane’s best suburbs? Better call in...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 6, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne property: what buyers can get for $1 million The seven-figure benchmark has long been thestandard barometerfor Melbourne real estate. After all, $1 million dollars was alwaysseen and still is seen by most asa lot of money. But as property prices keepinflating, the $1 million price tagcontinues topopup on properties and in suburbs that wouldleave many Melburnians aghast. The citys median now sits just below $800,000 and property pundits say&n... Aussie borrowers left in rates limbo Up until yesterday, variab...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 5, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. No wonder the Coalition loves rising house prices Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have seven properties, including their Point Piper home, a Hunter Valley farm and New York... Backyard builders win right to keep ‘Tiny Home’ in Brisbane yard A Brisbane couple won the right to keep their Tiny Home on a friends property, after the local council told them it was an illegal structure. A neighbour reported Lara Noble and Andrew Carter to the Brisbane City Council after they set up their moveable home in a frien...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 4, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Stamp duty adding 'years' to the deposit-saving plans of Sydney's home buyers ... at the same time to try and make their home ownership dreams come true. ... By doing this, you could increase your home loan to cover the cost of stamp ... For those willing to add stamp duty onto their mortgage, they could find... Victoria's popular green change areas are catching up to Melbourne house prices Typical house prices in towns such as Macedon and Gisborne $665,000 and $625,000 now rival those in Reservoir an...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 3, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lleyton and Bec Hewitt list their Kenthurst mansion for close to $5 million Tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt and his former soapie star wife Bec put their mansion in Sydneys Hills District up for sale on Friday following their move to Melbourne.... Point Piper’s Paul Lederer lists his investment digs for $20 million BRW Rich List-er Paul Lederer and his wife Eva are making a late run for the 2016 property market, listing their Point Piper investment property for $20 million. The Wyuna Road property was designed by architect John ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 2, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How to make windows work with an energy-efficient house Ever since Mies van der Rohe designed the glass box Farnsworth in Illinois in 1951, architects have been prescribing ever-larger expanses of glass for domestic buildings. Charles Wright, of Palaestra Architects, says architects exploited the new technology to create a whole new kind of architecture. Openings in buildings used to be quite small, that was what the construction technology could achieve, says Wright. Then Le Corbusier gave us plan ... Looking to sell your...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 1, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Why Are We Not Building Purpose-built Rental Units? With the change and increasing difficulty of obtaining a mortgage in the single family financing market, potential buyers are having more and more... Homes with great Harbour Bridge views for New Year’s Eve Caught in the sight lines of some of Sydneys most expensive homes, Australias best-known bridge is a magnet for overseas buyers. Buyers agent Janne Sutcliffe, of Change of Address, says while cashed-up Sydneysiders buying in the eastern suburbs might avoid a Harbour Br...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 30, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How a 28-year-old investor used Uber to help him buy eight properties Six properties at 24: From housing commission to property investor What seven property experts wish they knew before investing Taku Ekanayakeis a 28-year-old Uber d... New suburb YarraBend sells 55 of 60 sites in just one day A community with a tech concierge, electric car recharging points,and an app which allows residents to workout the number oftreadmills left in the gym are not far away from reality. The future-proofedmini-suburb of 2500 new dwel...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 29, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Is Seaforth the best-kept secret on Sydney’s Northern Beaches? Sydneysiders ignore it and tourists dont even know it exists, but this waterfront enclave boasts views, amenities and a winning small-town feel. Most people who drive north across the Spit Bridge turn right and end up in Manly, but those who turn left will find themselves in Seaforth, an unassuming neighbourhood that packs a punch in terms of quality of life. Home to a mix of young families, affluent professionals and retirees, the suburb overlooks Middle Harbou...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 28, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Meet Ken. He has sold off big slabs Montmorency over the past 38 years When Ken Goodison first moved to Montmorency, he lived on aseven-and-a-half acre block. Now, after 38 years, hes on a much smaller patch of land. Hes spent the large part of his almost four decades carving slabs of his estate off and the latest offering is his tennis court. The 76-year-old could be described as the patriarch of the area. He even hireda contractor to build two entire courts Wooded Way and Ryrie Court on what was... Joint mortgage applica...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 27, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne property owners subdividing blocks and selling their backyards The backyard as we knowit with a spacious lawn for cricket, a pool and outdoor furniture is under threat as property owners slice off chunks to capitalise on Melbournes property market. Rising house prices are fuelling demand for homes on carved-off land, while smaller inner-city blocks are encouraging architects to be more creative with designs of so-called upside-down houses. Large blocks with potential to be portion... Gold Coast surfer’s house p...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 26, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Apartment of the Week: Harbour views to die for Apartment of the Week has visited Milson Road in Cremorne Point twice this year and both times nearly crashed into the back of a parked car. Its a consequence of too much gawping at the gorgeous real estate that lines both sides of the road: the fairytale turrets and gables, the bay windows, the curved balconies and the decorative timber work, the leadlight windows and the Federation Arts and Crafts aesthetics with elements of Art Nouveau.... Beyond Sydney: A couple fall in l...
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