Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Why Are We Not Building Purpose-built Rental Units?
With the change and increasing difficulty of obtaining a mortgage in the single family financing market, potential buyers are having more and more…
- Homes with great Harbour Bridge views for New Year’s Eve
Caught in the sight lines of some of Sydneys most expensive homes, Australias best-known bridge is a magnet for overseas buyers.
Buyers agent Janne Sutcliffe, of Change of Address, says while cashed-up Sydneysiders buying in the eastern suburbs might avoid a Harbour Bridge view that comes with a too-warm western aspect, offshore buyers cant get enough of the Coathanger.
They want a piece of Sydney, they want to see the bridge, says Sutcl…
- Changes for off-the-plan foreign buyers rely on a broken supply argument
The government is proposing changes to the foreign investment framework that will allow a foreign real estate investor to purchase an off-the-plan dwelling when another foreign investor has failed to reach settlement….
- Dozens of unit blocks up for grabs in Melbourne as investors hope to cash in
Out with the new and in with the old: a quirk of fate is giving savvy Melbourne investors a chance to bypass the glut of shiny new apartment stock, in favour of the humble old walk-up….
- Low interest rates not negative gearing to blame for house prices
If the policy of negative gearing really does push up house prices, try telling that to property investors and home owners in Perth and see what sort of…
- Saul Eslake: capital gains tax next in property tax debate
That change made sharemarket investors worse off, but property investors … Even the McKell Institute the authors of Labor’s policy think that negative gearing changes would only reduce house prices by 0.49 per cent, he said.
- Prepare for cash rate increase, says OECD
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has urged the Reserve Bank of Australia to prepare the nation for increases in the official interest rate, or risk a property market blowout.