Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 20, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Take the fast train to serenity with an unusual Nimbin property Living in a train carriage might not be for everyone but for Mick Davis its nothing out of the ordinary. He has lived in one of the three traincarriages on his property outside of Nimbin for seven years and doesnt bat an eyelid. Hes got everything he needs:afridge, a microwaveandFoxtel. The Hitachi model carriages 106M, 108M and... Home makeover before selling:...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 19, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Murnell, the historic East Melbourne house that shouldn’t really be there Rare in so many respects is Murnell, a perfect-to-its-period private house with chapters of story embedded in both its brick walls and site at the hyper-exclusive top end of George Street, East Melbourne.... Young rich lister Alistair Champion pays bullish $13 million for Woollahra digs Last Fridaysmystery buyer of the Woollahra trophy residence Icilus...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 18, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Industrial chic: Why there is nothing hipper than living in a factory A quick perusal of the real estate pageswill confirm one thing: There is nothing hipper than residing inside a factory.... Rural retreat developed by Stuart Rattle, Musk Farm, again listed for sale Musk Farm, the rural sanctuary near Daylesford that was famously developed by society interior-designer Stuart Rattle from a derelict c1871 school property int...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 17, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Sydney buyers showing their appetite for environmentally-friendly apartments Sydneys home buyers are showing their green side astheappetite for environmentally-friendly apartments grows, experts say. And its not just owner-occupiers behind the trend. Unlike most investors, who purely chase financial returns,Blue Mountains couple Owen and Kerrie Sargeant, have a rather different plan for how theyre spending their money. When I...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 16, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Councils face resident wrath as they step up attempts to stave off development via heritage In the genteel streets of some of Melbournes wealthiest suburbs, one of the citys biggest bugbears is again a hot topic: in the midst of a development frenzy, what properties are worthy of protection? Some councils, already opposed to state government moves to unlock swaths of their patches to broader development, have deployed teams o...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 15, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Baring may pick PEXA for SAI merger The Marcus Price-led firm would be a good fit with SAI's mortgage processing unit which offers all the software and systems to outside conveyancers... Finding the sweet spot: Why home buyers are placing a premium on ‘walkability’ When random breath tests for alcohol were introduced in Victoria in the late 1970s one astute property owner read the writing on the wall. He sold up his old plac...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 14, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Using equity loans to expand your portfolio More than half of all property investors are using equity in their homes or other ... When house prices drop, many borrowers will be unable to service the ... John Flavell, CEO of Mortgage Choice, said investors are still required to... Wealth is up but ABS warns more than 400000 Sydneysiders are 'over-indebted' Soaring house prices have lifted the wealth of the average S...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 13, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Home Capital investors spurn Buffett's plan to boost stake Concerns over the potential dilution were alleviated by the vote, but analysts remain concerned about what impact tougher rules on mortgage lending... Another giant leap for small-scale living: Tiny house village mooted for Melbourne A display site of tiny houses is set to open in Melbourneas interest in small-scale living continues to sweepthe country. The Tiny...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 12, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Millennials are becoming savvy property investors With median house prices hitting north of $600,000 in many of Australia's biggest cities, many Gen Y homebuyers are struggling to enter the property... Smaller towns in Mount Alexander shire feel the ‘Castlemaine effect’ as its popularity soars Just as the domino effect of property jostling happens in the capital cities, so it can play out similarly in some of the top sea and...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 10, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne’s priciest rentals on the market for $250,000 per year Only a select few walking among us can drop a quarter of one million dollars on rent for the year. But for the most cashed-up tenants out there bank accountspresumably spotted with zeroes andcommasmoney is hardly an issue. For a cool $4000 per week, a small pool of people are rentingsprawling mansions in the citys most esteemed postcodes. There are little more t...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 9, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Wollongong records biggest jump in house prices UNLIKE in previous years, Sydney did not record the biggest jump in house prices over the past 12 months, that title went instead to a neighbouring... New neighbours with $25 million sought for Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper digs Among the many off-market listings rumoured to be on offer in Point Piper, one of the worst kept secrets doing the rounds is the home of Ben and Tiffa...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 8, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Which type of flooring should you choose for your home makeover If youre updating or modernising your home, the flooring you choose willhave an enormous impact on the overall look and feel of yourproperty. Get it right, and your design choices will be enhanced, but get it wrong, and you might just bring down the whole tone of your project. Here are a few things to consider when deciding between flooring options. Floating timb...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 7, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Artist David Bromley to sell eclectic Hepburn Springs retreat An important piece of advice agents give vendors about presenting their house for open for inspections is, remove all autobiographical and personality pieces (photographs etc) and minimise clutter. Yet this is exactly what you hope artist David Bromley and his wife Yuge havent done in marketing their rambling Hepburn Springs country home near Daylesford. You want t...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 6, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Buyers left confused as auction reserves are set higher than advertised price guides It is the question on everybodys mind at an auction: what is the reserve price? Or, inother words, isthe property on the market yet? And the answer may come as a surprise to some. The reserve can be whatever the vendor decides on the morning of the auction regardless of the indicative price range that prospective buyers have been given. Hope...
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Get The Best Deal: 4 Smart Ways to Prepare the House for Appraisal

When you’re getting ready to sell an investment as large as your home, it’s only natural to want to get the best deal possible. Before you get your home appraised, there are a few things you can do to improve your potential outcome. It’s easy to undervalue a home with a lot of potential if that potential hasn’t been realized. If you have a list of things you’ve been meaning to do around your property, now might be the right time to get that list out and start checking some stuff off. 1. Revi...
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