Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 18, 2017

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

  • The Sydney suburbs set to see big changes in 2017
    This year, well be keeping an eye on these five locations, all of which are set to be redefined by significant property development or ambitious infrastructure projects.
    Will these neighbourhoods become Sydneys newest property hot spots? You be the judge.
    Tempe Sydenham
    Young professionals and creative types have already begun moving west to Marrickville and the surrounding suburbs in response to rising rents in centrally located spots…
  • Row over $2.5bn investor home loan surge
    More than $11bn in loans to individual property investors were written in … investor demand is expected to fuel double-digit growth in house prices this year, … measures to limit bank lending to property investors in December 2014.
  • Customer fury over bank's cheeky fee
    SAVVY mortgage customers using bank accounts to significantly reduce … announced to customers that from March 1 home loan customers would…
  • Decide How Much Home You Can Afford With The 25% Rule Of Thumb
    I’d be really curious for someone to chime in with how relevant this is for Australia? I believe mortgage payments are tax deductible in the US so that…
  • Outlook negative for Australian banks: Fitch
    The global ratings agency has revised its outlook, saying that banks and borrowers are increasingly sensitive to market changes
  • Mortgage applications drop 9% for singles
    The number of home loan applications by single home buyers has plummeted in the past two years as home prices skyrocket
  • Challenger bank snaps up Westpac mortgage exec
    The appointment brings in a professional with over 16 years of experience to help the bank continue its Australian expansion

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