Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 13, 2017

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

  • Apartment buying: spend a little more and the gain will be larger
    Looking to buy a new apartment or townhouse this summer? Then its smart to think hard about upping the budget and putting your money into something that offers extra space and a clear point of difference.
    The scarcity factor is more important than ever in Australias crowded east coast capital-city apartment markets.
    Several of these areas have been red-flagged by the Reserve Bank, which is concerned about unit oversupply in 2017 and beyond.
    But by targeting …
  • Shacky – a Melbourne-designed relocatable shack – is taking Airbnb by storm
    Sometimes it pays to be in round two. Like with the Shacky, a Melbourne-designed and made Tiny House that is taking the country,or Airbnb at least, by storm. The initial Shacky was crowd-funded, and took up temporary residence on a farm in the Otways from June until September last year, with people able to experience life in the little house through Airbnb. But guests feedback was taken very seriously….
  • Indigenous home ownership
    IBA’s affordable commencing home loan interest rates, low deposit requirements and supportive application process, can make this important decision…
  • Poll shows millennials focused on housing above travel and education
    … per cent saying they would spend the money on a home loan or mortgage; … House prices are so high these days that if you want to get into the market you have to be focused, she said, adding that if she won the money she would use it to pay down part of her current mortgage and then to look at an…
  • Poll shows millennials focused on housing above travel and education
    Millennials were focused on their future, with 54 per cent saying they would spend the money on a home loan or mortgage; while just 31 per cent of…
  • Sydney housing affordability best in years
    The key driver of the surge in Sydney house prices over recent years has been the steep decline in mortgage rates that has provided … The Sydney Home Loan Affordability Index that measures the proportion of income required for…
  • “Move-up buyers” driving mortgage growth
    Recent increases in the total loan values for mortgages have been driven by this key market segment, analysts say

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