Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 16, 2016

Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.

  • Record rush to sell as 2016 auction market comes to a close
    Confident sellers continue to rush the Sydney auction market with this Saturday set to host the highest number of auctions recorded for a final weekend.
    Nearly 700 homes will go under the hammer in Sydney on Saturday which will be lower than last weekends 908 auctions but more than double the 320 auctioned over the same weekend last year.
    Sydney has listed 2464 weekend auctions over December which is well ahead of the 1936 listed last December and the highest number…
  • Record rush to sell in Melbourne as auctions come to an end
    Confident sellers will flood the Melbourne auction market on Saturday with a record end to the years weekend offerings.
    Nearly 1100 homes are set to go under the hammer this weekend, which is below last weekends 1372 auctions but well ahead of the 717 auctioned over the same weekend last year. This weekends auction numbers will be the highest ever recorded for final weekend in Melbourne.
    Melbourne has listed 3606 weekend auctions over December w…
  • How to create your dream home without raining on your new neighbour’s hopes
    My dream home is going to be amazing. Im going to search through the best suburbs, find the nicest street, buy the most charming home with the quaintest period features, then Ill knock it down and put up a big exposed-concrete hard-edged Brutalist Doomsday-bunker home (one of those prefab ones that go up over a weekend, but quality). And yes, I know the neighbours will probably complain about it, say Im spoiling the beautiful heritage streetscape and Im a…
  • Federal Reserve signals more interest rate rises next year
    Signs that the Fed may become more aggressive on raising rates could put upward pressure on mortgage rates, said Michael Fratantoni, chief…
  • Kirby: Is an interest only home loan for you?0:58
    Home Loan Experts’ senior mortgage broker Mike Do gan said rate-lock fees vary from lender to lender and borrowers who don’t pay this could miss…
  • Perth skipper guilty of illegally selling alcohol on cruise boat linked to man's death
    Daniel Lippiatt, 31, and his company Dolphin Dive were hired in October 2014 by the home loan company Pepper to take about 30 mortgage brokers…
  • What parents need to know about going guarantor on a mortgage
    I’m sure you’ve noticed that house prices have been high for some time … Going guarantor on your child’s home loan is a big commitment, so before…
  • New tech will streamline loan applications: TMB
    The integrated technology aims to reduce service times for home loan approvals and will be rolled out throughout next year

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