Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 28, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. A Big Deal: Luke Cieslak Self-employed for 30 years and a loyal and long-standing customer of a major bank, he contacted his lender to renegotiate a 4.55% pa home loan rate... Brickworks Lindsay Partridge tips soft landing for house prices The managing director of Australia's largest brick maker has predicted a soft landing for the nation's housing market even if it has finished "running... Budget and prestige homes outperf...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 27, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Mystery Chinese buyers behind Dural’s $10.85 million ‘holiday home’ EXCLUSIVE A mystery Chinese buyer has caused waves in Sydneys Hills District, dropping $10.85 million on a French provincial-inspired mansion in Dural. The bullish price smashed the previous suburb by more than $2 million, but its the rumoured buyers identity that has locals excited. Records show the two-hectare luxury estate was bought by Junlong Zheng, with...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 26, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Reverse mortgages securing aged care places While the typical reverse mortgage might be associated with pensioners wanting to purchase a new car, renovate their homes or pay for medical bills,... Mortgage marketplace receives $700k loan An online home loan marketplace has received a $700,000 loan from Jobs for NSW, which is set to help the business create 46 jobs over the next five... CBA reveals latest crackdown to stop pr...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 25, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Why housing affordability is not as bad as it seems for homebuyers Mortgage stress is largely unchanged since 1988 following an increase ... "While elevated house prices are a concern, the more pressing social... Home loan arrears rise in March Australian home loan arrears rose in March. ... Mortgage arrears remained relatively unchanged year on year in March and are lower than the... The Design Files: Inside the home of ar...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 24, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australian home loan start-up raises $15 million Australian home loan start-up Athena has amassed $15m in its latest ... have large investments in Australian mortgage assets, via bank intermediation. Millennials make up a big slice of the mortgage broker market The research found that 42.5% of millennials with a five-year home loan used a mortgage broker. Roy Morgan industry communications director... Aggregator "blown...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 23, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. SMSF lending: great opportunity for brokers Just like a typical home loan, an SMSF loan requires a deposit. ... "Mortgage brokers do not under any circumstances get involved in advice, or in the... Millennials nearly half of broker market New research shows millennials are the most likely to go to a mortgage broker Millennials nearly half of broker market Another potential reason is that with rapidly rising house prices, co...
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5 Major Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

Home transactions are usually one of the biggest purchases made in one’s lifetime. For first-time home buyers, we understand that the process can be nerve-racking, intense, confusing, and exciting at the same time. As a trusted Brisbane Conveyancing firm for over 30 years, our biggest advice for first-time buyers is not to take this process lightly. Regardless if you hire a conveyancing firm to help you or work on the transaction all by yourself, expect everything to go off-rails. This w...
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Is Your Conveyancing Fee Too Expensive?

We all know purchasing a new home is already expensive by itself. This excludes the additional cost of legal processing and paperwork required to complete the transaction. For over 30 years, our team already encountered hundreds of clients asking if their previous conveyancing is too expensive. Being a trusted Brisbane conveyancing firm is one of our advocacy, which is why we always try to answer with the most accurate information we could provide. But unfortunately, a simple yes or n...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 22, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Falling values dampen mortgage demand in NSW and Victoria The latest lending data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed a slowing demand for both investment and owner-occupier mortgages. Where can $500000 bring you? For many home buyers aspiring to get a property within a city-centre in any state, it can feel impossible to find a decent home for less than half a million... Financing alternative income bor...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 21, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australian expats take advantage of weakening prices The falling value of the Australian dollar and dwindling property prices in some of the most expensive postcodes is working well for one group of... Missed opportunities for buyers not using guarantors According to research from Mortgage Choice and CoreDate, only 4.9% of first ... a home loan, it is essential they speak with a qualified mortgage broker and a ... Having a f...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 20, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. 'Ripple effect' sees wave of buyers ditching Sydney for coastal boom towns It's not so much the pull factor of new places, it's the push factor of Sydney, he said, noting it wasn't just high house prices people were fleeing. ‘Ripple effect’ sees wave of buyers ditching Sydney for coastal boom towns Sydneys property market has run out of steam but theres no sign of a slowdown in the states coastal hotspots. The harb...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 19, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Property tycoon Terry Agnew buys $10.35 million Woollahra house As property tycoon Terry Agnew awaits a buyer for his Bellevue Hill trophy estate Rona, he has snapped up a Federation mansion in Woollahra for $10.35 million. The 1910-built property on dress circle Rosemont Avenue is expected to be an investment for the Great Keppel Island owner, given talk it is being prepared for the leasing market. The sale to Agnew was a bu...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 18, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lender expands team with new manager Max brings to Better Choice a wealth of knowledge within the multi-funder mortgage lending space and he is well known for building strong... Measuring success Focusing on the goal of home ownership as a creator of economic ... Current census data suggests home ownership/mortgage rates of 34.9 per cent... Government housing decision slammed If we do, we will just get further behind and ho...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 17, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Millennial homebuyers discuss brokers Unlike Dan, she did speak to a mortgage broker but is still facing confusion. ... mortgage broker he answered all the right questions but to be honest I still don't have a lot of knowledge to go the best way around getting a home loan. Millennial homebuyers discuss brokers The panel talked about the use of brokers when it came to purchasing property NAB manager joins Pepper after 33 yea...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 16, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. RBA: Sluggish income growth intensifies mortgage risks The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said households are becoming more vulnerable to mortgage risks due to the slow income growth. In his opening... Mortgage marketplace seeks up to $5m An online mortgage marketplace has issued its first round of shares to raise up to $5million over the next month and a half. HashChing is using equity... What it’s like to live in one of ...
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