Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 5, 2016

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

  • No wonder the Coalition loves rising house prices
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have seven properties, including their Point Piper home, a Hunter Valley farm and New York…
  • Backyard builders win right to keep ‘Tiny Home’ in Brisbane yard
    A Brisbane couple won the right to keep their Tiny Home on a friends property, after the local council told them it was an illegal structure.
    A neighbour reported Lara Noble and Andrew Carter to the Brisbane City Council after they set up their moveable home in a friends Brisbane backyard.
    The council investigated the property and decided Ms Noble and Mr Carter needed building approvals for their house and gave them an enforcement notice.
    The p…
  • 'Menzies would be ashamed' Andrew Leigh takes on Turnbull over unions, home ownership
    “Under Robert Menzies the Coalition did not choose to mount a stirring defence of property investors. Instead, they presided over a steady rebalancing…
  • CBA raises rates on fixed term mortgages
    In the past two months, swap rates have risen significantly, which has increased the cost of providing some of our fixed rate home loan products, he…
  • The most affordable suburbs in Melbourne
    Three suburbs within 20km of the Melbourne central business district still offer affordable median house prices below $400,000: Coolaroo (median…
  • CBA raises rates on fixed term mortgages
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia has become the second major bank to raise rates on fixed term mortgages, following in Westpacs footsteps last week
  • The most affordable suburbs in Melbourne
    Three suburbs within 20km of the Melbourne CBD still offer affordable median house prices below $400,000
  • Jaw-droppingly gorgeous Norman Park dream home hits the market
    Angela and Austin Ward had only been dating for a few weeks when he took her for a drive down a little-known Norman Park street and pointed out an old boat yard.
    He said to me that if that block of land ever came up for sale, hed buy it, Ms Ward said.
    I sort of looked at him and said, yeah, whatever and laughed and didnt think about it again. But we ended up together and we ended up buying the land too, a number of ye…

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