Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 21, 2017

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

  • Australian agents gear up for influx of interest during Chinese New Year
    Sydney real estate agents are preparing for an influx of overseas interest in property next week as Chinese visitors fly in for Chinese New Year.
    Industry experts say the bonanza weekend for Chinese property buyers willlikelykick the 2017 market in the Year of the Rooster off to a strong start.
    I think it will be a very busy time and it means that the year will be just as robust with Chinese buyers as previous years, says JamesPratt, director of a…
  • Murray Cox: The Australian pricking Airbnb’s global bubble
    If the television series Friends was made today, Joey and Chandler wouldnt be there their New York apartment would be permanently rented on Airbnb.
    And Rachel wouldnt be there either, says Murray Cox, because Monica would have seen how much money they were making next door and listed her room too.
    Hes joking, but New York-based Australian Cox is serious about Airbnb, to the point that he is probably the online hol…
  • Mega development site next to Parliament House in Forrest hits Canberra market
    A rare opportunity to develop a large slice of land opposite Parliament House has hit Canberras property market.
    The 13,300-square-metre site atthe corner of State Circle and Canberra Avenue in Forrest was officially listed for sale on Saturday.
    Abuilding of national significance is slated for the prominentblock.
    The precinctcould include residential or hotel accommodation or a diplomatic mission, according to theLand Dev…
  • 12 important lessons all property investors should remember in 2017
    I’m also learning from the property markets as they are so dynamic that you never quite solve the puzzle because the puzzle is always getting…
  • Warning: There Might Be Bank Pain Ahead
    An examination of the declining three year AA rated bond yield since 2012 reveals that mortgage rates have been in lock step. Unfortunately, since the…
  • Top mortgage banker joins fintech startup
    The platform allows experts, including mortgage and finance brokers, to answer consumers’ questions, while showcasing a profile of their business…
  • US fintech eyes Australian mortgage space
    The firm is currently seeking a number of Sydney-based staff in an expansion effort that it says will change the banking world
  • Oversupply of OTP apartments could squash prices
    Off-the-plan apartments being sold in many capitals exceed demand, a trend which could disadvantage property investors