Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 26, 2018

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

  • AHURI: Stronger tenant protections won't harm housing market
    While negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts are blamed for encouraging speculation and driving up house prices in Australia, Germany has had a remarkably long period of stable housing prices. More stringent regulations, alongside the country’s conservative housing practices, are believed…
  • Mortgage arrears drop in all states and territories
    The number of Aussies who’ve fallen behind on their home loan repayments has dropped, according to Standard and Poor’s (SP) latest RMBS Arrears Statistics report. Delinquent housing loans in Australian prime residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) have fallen to just 1.00% in November,…
  • Why interstate migration is this year’s property buzz word for Queensland
    For nearly twoyears straight, net interstate migration to Queensland has been approaching pre-GFC levelsand its getting the property sector excited.
    I think the reason why people are excited about it is because weve had a bit of a lull in our state, PRD Nationwides Asti Mardiasmo said.
    There is something thats attracting people back. Thats what the Queensland government has been working on and peopl…
  • State 'interested' in paying for quarter of your first home
    The aim of the scheme was to boost private home ownership levels among young people struggling to save all their home loan deposit. Use this content. by Sophie Foster. THE Queensland government has expressed interest in a pilot program that will pay for a quarter of the cost of first homes to beat…
  • House prices, uncertain surplus put AAA rating at risk: Standard and Poor's
    The agency says removing the negative outlook would require “sustained moderation of credit growth and house prices”. “House prices have risen by more than two-thirds nationwide since 2009, but our concern is focused on financial stability risks in Sydney and Melbourne, where median house prices…
  • Summer auction event draws a crowd despite January slowdown
    The perception of Canberras property market shutting down over January has been crushed with more than 100 registered bidders attending an auction event held by Ray White Canberra.
    On Wednesday evening, the agency auctioned 29 properties at the Belconnen Arts Centre, with 22 selling under the hammer, representing a clearance rate of 76 per cent.
    Ray White Canberra director Scott Jackson says the ag…
  • AHURI: Stronger tenant protections won’t harm housing market
    In Germanythe gold standard when it comes to private rental marketsstringent rental protection laws have contributed to stable house prices
  • Fewer Aussies are behind on mortgage repayments
    Arrears levels in NSW and Victoria fell to their lowest points in two years, a new report has found
  • Growth in mortgage lending to slacken
    Lower investor demand and tougher lending practices will offset growth this year