Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 2, 2018

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

  • Should the big banks slash their home loan rates?
    Peter White, executive director of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA), has urged the big banks to drop their home loan rates. He also welcomed moves from non-banks to drop their interest rates, but added that he’s disappointed the majors hadn’t followed suit. It is good to see the…
  • Coast's property market set for 2% growth: report
    Herron Todd White’s latest Month in Review Report forecasted a reduction in international and interstate investment in 2018, due to rising house prices and measures targeting overseas ownership. Rising house prices and legislation are pushing investors out of the market. (AAP Image/Dave…
  • Something to dream on: A look inside the gardens of two landscapers
    Victorias diverse climate supports more plant species than anywhere else. At this time of year, seedlings from autumn and winter have taken hold and a confection of scented florals start to dominate the salty air along the coast and break through the frost further inland.
    For two landscapers, their properties are dreams come to life. Michael La Fontaine likes to create a sanctuary, a backdrop to living, that blends seamlessly with the structured elements.
    Gardens n…
  • Sydney leads housing markets lower
    Sydney dropped the most, down 0.9 per cent in January. Detached house prices in the harbour city have risen just 0.1 per cent over the past year, with units up 4 per cent. … I feel so much better now I’m paying into my own mortgage rather than somebody else’s. McGrath Neutral Bay director Piers van…