Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 1, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Keeping it in the family: The siblings pooling funds to get on the property ladder With more people to share the mortgage, each buyer only needs a fraction of the full deposit and can more comfortably manage repayments, enabling... Melbourne suburbs where every house sold at auction in June 2016 Melbourne home buyers priced out of inner and middlenorthern suburbsarenow targetingthe last stop on the Craigieburn line. Every one of the11 houses put under the hammer in the suburb, 26 kilometres north of the CBD,sold at auction...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 30, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How to double the value of your property Why do some properties double in value every 10 years but others struggle to achieve a decent financial return? Its all in the details and location. Relatively small differences between residential properties excellent natural light, for example, or a position on the high side of a street often account for a significantly better-than-average rate of capital appreciation. These types of properties stand out, whatever the prevailing market conditions. <p... The unexpected propert...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 29, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Seven out-of-the-box places you can rent on Airbnb Airbnb has gained fans for its abundance ofaffordableaccommodation worldwide, the opportunity to live likea local and, in some cases, even stay with one(or a whole family for that matter). Anyone can list their home for rent on the holiday website whether it be a luxury apartment in Paris or, well, a shoe-shaped cottage in New Zealand which is another mostly cool, sometimes-weirdfeature. Here weveh... Sydney v Melbourne: what you can buy for the cost of the other The grea...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 28, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What a catchment: School zones give house prices a huge lift Melbourne's most sought after public secondary schools are boosting some house prices in the Victorian capital by hundreds of thousands of dollars... Six ghost towns and why nobody lives there Earlier this year, we heardthe story of LuiShengjia, a man who is living alone in theabandoned village ofXuenshanshe in China. His poignant tale shows that eventhriving towns and communities can, for one reason or... Bondi hoarders’ auction cancelled yet again as family ma...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 27, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The Australian adults who still live with their parents Maira Murray is used to getting strange looks from people when she tells them she lives with her in-laws. Sometimes people say, How can you put up with them? but I say you have to meet them first, then youre going to understand, Maira says. Brazilian-born Maira, 31, and her husband Dean Murray, 32, live in a six-bedroom house in North Curl Curl on Sydneys northern beaches with Deans parents, David and Louise Murray. Dean&rs... The rise of Melbourne’s bridesmaid ba...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 26, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Beyond Sydney: How to leave the world behind If you cant decide whether your escape from Sydney should take the form of a peaceful rural getaway, lazy coastal lifestyle or a challenge such as establishing your own vineyard and cellar door, then Southlands could be your happy compromise. Drive 90 minutes south of Sydney to the impossibly pretty seaside township of Gerringong bordered by the sandy arc of Werri Beach to the east and lush farmlands to the west. The Southern Highlands are an hour&rsqu... Brexit impact yet ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 25, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lifestyle, not hip pocket, should drive sea and treechange buys Lorne, on the Great Ocean Rd, saw house prices fall 5.3 per cent, while ... Geelong-based Mortgage Choice mortgage broker Gary Sweeten said the... Oceanfront house in Scarborough has income potential Our choice: This cliffside house has magicalocean and escarpment views. Bothlevels have akitchen, living space(withcombustion fireplaces), bedrooms,bathrooms and balconies and could be turned into a dual-occupancy property, allowing two families to use it, or rent...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 24, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. A seller’s guide to open house etiquette Readying your house for the open inspection goes with the territory of trying to sell it. This is your opportunity to showcase its best aspects, generate some buzz, and attract the right buyers. These guests are ones you definitely want to impress so here are our tips for being the perfect open house host.... What’s the key to home ownership for Gen Y? Over the last 25 years, home ownership rates have fallen sharply for young Australians. Between 1982 and 2011, the home ownership ra...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 23, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Retail therapy or luxury overnight stay? Both, in this Fitzroy Airbnb It is absolutely in character that Melbourne architect Ben Edwards would create a shop so different youll wonder if you are experiencing retail therapy or a luxurious overnight stay in a naff little rental in the funkiest part of gritty-interesting Fitzroy. The reality is that you will experience both simultaneously. Having bought a tiny one bedroom flat down the road from the Edwards Moore studio he shares with design partner Juliette Moore,Edwards did h...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 22, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Kerb appeal: Top five tips to boost your home’s first impression Whether you plan to sell your house this year or after your last child leaves the nest, being a homeowner includes keeping the house in tip-top shape. Yes, you can boost your sale price by updating your kitchens and bathrooms, but buyers will never even see your homes interior if the exterior scares them. Every house needs kerb appeal. You want your house to say welcome to prospective buyers, not, as Oz said in the Wizard of Oz,go away!... Ascot is on the mon...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 21, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. I love living alone, but I’m also scared to About a year ago, I had one of those jarring moments that life sometimes throws at you, which made me realise that what I perceived as an entirely normal reality was somewhat disconcerting to those around me.... More tightening in mortgage lending likely: Macquarie analysts More tightening in mortgage lending likely: Macquarie analysts ... are the lowest they've ever been, and with it, the opportunity to save on your home loan. ... Australian banks still allow property investors ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 20, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Building and decorating trends that date your home the most Not every design trend is going to add style to your home. Think back to the days of carpeted walls, spa baths and water beds. Itis tempting to follow the latest trends but which ones are on the way out? We asked the experts for their advice. Hexagon tile 2015 was a fun year, we used the hexagon tile, says Nathan Ruttner, Interior Designer at TechneArchitecture and Interior Design in Melbourne. This tile, acting as a featur... Options open as Firstmac hits the mar...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 19, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Sydney property investors target Melton for capital growth and rental yield She understood why Melton would seem exciting on paper for those unfamiliar with Melbourne, particularly compared with Sydney's house prices. Sydney property investors target Melton for capital growth and rental yield Sydney investors have one of Melbournes last affordable property frontiers in their crosshairs. One of the citys growth corridors,Meltonabout 35 kilometres west of the CBDis attracting growinginterest from interstate buyers. Localagen...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 18, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Victorian property investors are staying close to home WHILE there have been calls from some experts for Victorian investors to look interstate, a recent study has shown Victorian landlords prefer to buy... The best and brightest: Domain Rising Star Awards 2016 The craft of selling property in Melbourne has deep roots, but the next generation of real estate agents are shaking up the foundations. Domains inaugural Rising Star Award sought to find the best agents in Victoria aged under 30. In real estate experience counts b...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 17, 2016

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne property market braces for busiest June weekend with 1000 auctions In the depth of winter, Melbournes market is heating up forits busiest June day of auctions on record. House hunters can expectmore than1000 properties on offer, as vendors race to sell before next months federal election, changes to foreign buyer taxes andschool holidays. Thismega weekend will trump theformer June day record of 916 auctions set in 2010, andthe864 auctions held on the same weekend last yea... CSIRO acquires LJ Hooker’s Centre for ...
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