Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Why a soft landing for housing is entirely feasible
But again, it’s important to remember that Sydney’s disproportionate size, and staggeringly high house prices, will account for a very large part of that fall if it happens. And the really big question is not whether a few over-leveraged investors lose their shirts, but whether the real economy will be ravaged…
- Most homeowners with mortgages couldn’t handle a minimum rate rise, survey finds
More than half of Australian homeowners with a mortgage would be in dire straits if their repayments increased by more than $100 a month, new data shows.
A nationwide survey found 54 per cent of borrowers do not think they could handle a repayment rise of more than $23 a week.
Worse still, almost a third (31.83 per cent) of the 633 people recently surveyed by finder.com.audid not think they could pay more than $50 extra a month about$11.50 extra a week.<…
- Common mistakes to avoid when updating your home’s exterior
When it comes to first impressions, its all about wowat first sight. And theexterior of your home is no exception.
Not only is itthe first thing peoplesee when they visit, butits often the image that convinces buyers to click on your listing.With this in mind, there are a few pitfalls to be aware ofwhen updating the front of your home.
Mistake one: Choosing the wrongfence…
- In Melbourne's St Kilda, property investors hope for price gain as Sydney slows
Looking up: Cam and Jane Bradley have recently relocated to Sydney from Melbourne, with 21-month-old daughter Vivian and are selling their Melbourne investment property. Ryan Stuart. Michael Bleby AFR Woodcut. Share on twitter Share on Google Plus. by Michael Bleby. Cam and Jane Bradley…
- ‘Asleep at the wheel’: Is bad planning to blame for Subiaco’s residential identity crisis?
For the past decade, the Subiaco Pavilion Markets site has been idlea glaring inner-cityexample of the indecision that has gripped local and state governments as to what the future Subiacoshould look like….
- Perth joins property price slide with 2.4pc fall in last quarter
CAPITAL city house prices fell in the three months to September, driven by the sharpest fall in prices in Sydney in two years. Average home prices across all eight capitals fell 0.2 per cent in the September quarter, the first decline since the March quarter of 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of…
- Strong population growth may not save house prices from falling
Home building may continue exceeding underlying demand in the next for years.
- Are official interest rates on their way up or down?
The central bank has a history of cutting official interest rates when house prices soften