Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 10, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. House sitting will save you money but be prepared for awkward situations Theres a lot that appeals about house sitting. Youll live rent-free, most likely with no bills and, more often than not, there will be a cute pet to snuggle up with on that nice couch you didnt pay for. Recently I gave up my own place for an extended period to care for other peoples homes so I could save my rent and bill money and go overseas for a year....
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 9, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. New teachers among those struggling to secure housing near schools ... local auctions, Mr Pace doesn't feel much closer to home ownership. ... facing at least five years of scrimping and saving to secure a home loan. How single parents can succeed in all things finance Compared to some other single parents, I know I am very fortunate to be in a financial position where I own my own home (mortgage of $160,000... New teachers...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 8, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne property prices: 12,000 families now live in Melbourne high-rises Twelve-year-old Caden Beck grew up in a big house in the English countryside. But his mother opted for a very different lifestyle when they moved to Melbourne two years ago: a two-bedroom apartment. I didnt know if we were going to be on top of each other because we did have quite a big house in the UK, Cadens mother, Nadine Bygotte, said. But its wor...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 7, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Should I renovate before I sell? What you need to know before you start I get this question all the time, and my definitive answer is maybe. The truth is, its not as black and white as it seems, and it all depends on several factors.... NAB extends crackdown on interest-only home loans ... their income and only pay interest on their home loan, amid concerns over the growing risks created by rising household indebtedness. ......
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 6, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Wantirna: Protecting a leafy spot on Melbourne’s outskirts ‘bit by bit’ Wantirna,a leafy locale 24 kilometres east of the CBD, is where the city meets the bush. It has a sense of getting away from it all, which has made it attractive to developers. Locals are keeping the reins on change as the population spill makes its way to these foothills on the outskirts of Melbourne.... Former Wesleyan Methodist chapel creates stunning...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 5, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How our parents’ relationship to property impacts our own Housing affordability and income are the major variables as to whether or not we own our own home. However, a 2016 report by American real estate site Trulia, suggests another potential piece of the puzzle family history.... How to live in Brisbane city rent and mortgage free and still have city views Damon and Thalia Syme wanted to have it all. Live in the city, hav...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 4, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Value emerges among banks but analysts wary In the short term, the renewed optimism on banks has been justified primarily by their ability to significantly increase their interest-only mortgage rates... Big banks ease bank levy pain with rate rises Mr Mickenbecker said that along with property investors, these two groups of borrowers were doing the heavy lifting to slow the property market and to... The young Australians us...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 3, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Should broker remuneration be reformed? In an article entitled Governance of Mortgage Brokers, published last week, Rice Warner criticised aspects of the mortgage broking industry in light of... More people suffering rent stress leads to extra demand for social welfare Government policies are skewed towards supporting home ownership ... Those who are paying a mortgage are still far better off than those facing... First-home...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 2, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Start-ups YouCamp, Shacky and Unyoked welcome country folk into shared economy Locked out of big city sharing economy schemes like Uberand Airtasker, people in the country are now finding alternative ways of cashing in on their assets. Theyve begun opening up vacant land tostart-ups like YouCamp, Shacky, Unyoked and the Tiny House Movement, and increasingly exploring other avenues like letting land for solar farms, parking lo...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 1, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Renting in Melbourne: Number of tenants balloons in five years, census data shows Melbourne is increasingly becoming a city of renters, with the number of tenants ballooning over the past five years. A Fairfax Media analysis of census data released this week shows many of the outer suburbs are seeing the biggest rises in renting households. The City of Maribyrnong including Yarraville, Footscray and Braybrook recorded the b...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 30, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Vaucluse scores more than $40 million in two trophy home deals in time for EOFY Vaucluse has clocked up its highest sale of the year, to date, with businessmanYaronRemenand his wifeShaunasellingtheir Bruce Stafford-designed residencenext door to pub baron<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/private-sydney/private-sydney-justin-hemmes-new-seaplane-gigi-is-a-spectacula... The Design Files: Creative dire...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 29, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Spotted and snapped up in a day: Drive-by encounter results in Mount Eliza dream home Albert Bill was on his way home to Switzerland from a Christmas spent with his wife Yvonnes parents on the Victorias Mornington Peninsula when he hit the brakes on a Mount Eliza cliff-top. A for-sale sign had caught his eye. The block overlooked Port Phillip Bay and contained a rundown little cottage. Albert and... Outer suburbs feel loan s...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 28, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. WA population falls but mortgages grow Almost one in 10 Perth households sinks at least 30 per cent of their income into their home loan, a similar rate to Sydney and Melbourne. ... WA households had slightly higher incomes, they also had higher mortgage repayments. Why the North Queensland property market prospers in winter As the rest of Australias property market slows down during the cold winter months, North Queensland ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 27, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Three of the best new developments in Queensland Your insidelook at some of the best new developments across south-east Queensland. Unison, Newstead <img alt="Newstead's riverside location is a major drawcard and one that attracted the Mirvac property group for its latest project, Unison." src="http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/w/y/z/y/s/image.imgtype.articleLeadwide.620x3... Stockdale &am...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 26, 2017

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Buy, rent it, live with your parents Ms Ceravolo expects the apartment will rent for $330 a week, which will cover her $320-a-week mortgage. I hope to rent it out and have someone... Armadale home surges $900,000 over reserve Houses sold more swiftly than apartments at weekend auctions in Melbourne, with one cleverly renovated period home in Armadale surging more than $900,000 above reserve. The mid-winter markets dwindling ...
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