Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 27, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Twist in FIRB rules opens up Port Douglas mansion to foreign buyers An award-winning hillside residence in Port Douglas that was completed in the early 2000s is still eligible as a new residence underFIRB rules, thanks to the fact the wealthy Singapore owners never had time to live in it. Its a fortuitous twist in the rules that stipulate foreign buyers can buy only new properties, opening up the market for this $7.2 million mansionto overseasbuyers. WhileSothebysInternational agent PaulArthur d... Growing demand for ‘tur...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 26, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. My parents kicked me out of home at 40 … well the stuff I was storing there My parents kicked me out of home this year. Clarification: my parents pleaded with me to get rid of the bags and boxes of stuff I had stored at their house in Canberra since I moved out at age 21. Nearly two decades ago. So much for unconditional love. When I first left home, book-smart but real-estate dumb, I figured it wouldnt be long before I landed a fabulous job and bought a house of my own. Preferably one with water views, a heated towel rack ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 25, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Offspring actress Deborah Mailman bought her first home while filming The Secret Life of Us What is your strongest memory of your childhood home?... Young Australians rent to friends to afford mortgage With high property prices in the major cities, young professionals are discovering that one way to afford the mortgage is to become a landlord and rent to friends.... It’s OK to check how much your friends’ houses are worth in a completely innocent non-competitive unsnoopy way Youre not a shallow, competitive, materialistic...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 24, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne homebuyers on budget have fewer suburbs to choose from ... suburbs to choose from, with just 23 postcodes still offering affordable median house prices. ... Weekly mortgage repayments on a $360,000 loan would be about $465, according to the Commonwealth Bank home loan calculator. Luke Ricketson lists his Randwick investment amid plans to trade up Former Roosters captain Luke Ricketson and his wife Kate Waterhouse look like theyre preparing for the arrival of baby number two with a reshuffle of their real estate. ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 23, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne's fastest growing suburbs for house prices Chelsea in the south-east, Croydon in the outer east and Sunshine in the west were also among the fastest growing suburbs for house prices in the... Property investors raise their bets Residential property investors who are not offered a split option by banks or mortgage brokers should demand why such a choice has not been... Newport apartment is size of a house, but with potential to lock up and leave Well, heres a lovely surprise package. At the far end of an una...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 22, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Home ownership in sharp decline Australia's declining rates of home ownership are an indication that ... There was also a slight decline in home ownership among persons aged 5564, ... on stamp duty, which adds up to $60,000 over the life of an average mortgage. WA government extends Keystart final bid date Pepper Group and mortgage firm AFG have also withdrawn from the auction. Macquarie Group is said to be weighing its options in the lead up to final... The late Alan Bond’s Perth mansion sells as the price of Australia’s...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 21, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. House prices rise in key suburbs A separate report released yesterday by Domain real estate said Perth median house prices declined 1.7 per cent in the three months to June,... Want to renovate your home but don’t know where to start? A step-by-step guide to renovating Dont wait until you are halfway through your renovation to discover that you should have painted the walls before laying the solid timber floors or that the wiring should have been finished before the new ceiling went in. Follow a checklist in your renovatio...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 20, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Home owners set to become the minority in Sydney, HILDA report shows Jonathan Hoult is so concerned with house prices he has decided to rent permanently. ... There is a clear generational divide in home ownership. David and Skye Leckie pin $11.5 million hopes on their Centennial Park trophy As veteran media chief David Leckie prepares to leave the Seven Network at the end of next week, he and his charity queen wife Skye are jumping the gun on the spring selling season with the sale of the family home, Lactura. The Leckies ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 19, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Big banks' mortgage performance slipping as housing stress builds Stress is building from low levels across the housing market as more borrowers fall behind on mortgage payments, despite the lowest mortgage rates... Why the housing bubble spells big trouble for Labor The analysis by ALP assistant state secretary Kosmos Samaras on his blog has compared local booth swings to median house prices listed on the... Home loan arrears edging higher Fluctuations in home loan arrears are seasonal, typically falling to lows in ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 16, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Golf course estates are on the rise in Sydney There are two great views to capitalise on in Australia, says Eugene Marchese, principal and chairman of architecture firm Marchese Partners. The beach view or the golf course. Marchese has just finished designing a collection of luxury torrens-title townhouses named Parvenu overlooking Strathfield Golf Club. While most land in Sydney that has even a cameo peek of a beach has been developed into housing, the peaceful green v... Simply beautiful Stutchbury design among the Nort...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 15, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Celebrity chef Bill Granger lists his Tamarama home Celebrity chef Bill Granger and his wife Natalie Elliott are selling their Tamarama residence with expectations of topping the suburb record they set when they purchased it a year ago. The couple paid $4,805,000 early last year for their luxury Sydney base as a home away from their new life in Britain. Now running three restaurants in London, the family are understandably short on time for frequent home visits, prompting the sale and plans to buy in the near future in a ho...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 14, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Apartment rents continue to climb in Sydney: Domain Group Record high-risebuilding in Sydney has yet to provide any relief for renters, with apartment rents jumping sharply in the June quarter, data shows. The median weekly advertised rent for an apartment in the harbour city isnow $520 a week, just $5 cheaper than houses, according to Domain Groups Rental Market Report released on Thursday. But experts are predicting the trend will turn around as a record surge in apartment developmentsare built, mainly owned ... Finance ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 13, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Baby boomers heading for houses in 40 regional Australian cities, forecast suggests My familys given up on Sydney Moving toregional Victoriafor affordability <a href="http://www.domain.com.au/news/queenslands-most-affordable-suburbs-20160628-g... Mount Eliza: home to plenty of real estate agents but few houses for sale Stroll through Mount Eliza village, a walk up from the red cliffs and photogenic bathing boxes lining Port Phillip Bay, and youd be forgiven for thinking youre in a hotbed of property development. Th...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 12, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Negative-gearing scare sees investors splurge The surge in loans to individual property investors reversed a retreat from ... The average size of a home loan reached $386,100 in November, but is... Do we all have the right to expect home ownership? During the election campaign Australians finally saw consensus around at least one point in the housing policy debate. The wealthier you are, the more likely it is to benefit you. On the ABCs7.30, Malcolm Turnbull conceded that people on the highest incomes will make the highest...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 11, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Median house prices forecast to fall across most capital cities over next three years: BIS Shrapnel ... While Sydney and Melbourne have been the engine rooms for price growth, median house prices in those major capital cities and Perth are expected... Median house prices forecast to fall across most capital cities over next three years: BIS Shrapnel report An oversupply of new homes,weaker investor demand and lower population growthwill see prices growthdeclinein most capital cities over the next three years, a new report ...
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