Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Melbourne property market braces for busiest June weekend with 1000 auctions
In the depth of winter, Melbournes market is heating up forits busiest June day of auctions on record.
House hunters can expectmore than1000 properties on offer, as vendors race to sell before next months federal election, changes to foreign buyer taxes andschool holidays.
Thismega weekend will trump theformer June day record of 916 auctions set in 2010, andthe864 auctions held on the same weekend last yea…
- CSIRO acquires LJ Hooker’s Centre for Liveability
Real estate isnt an exact science but it can benefit from research and a good strategy.
Now the countrys leading scientific and industrial research hub is set to help deliver just that.
The CSIRO has acquired the Centre for Liveability Real Estate from LJ Hooker.
The Banksia Award-winning hub offers training, research, strategies and other information to the residential real estate industry to help real estate agents better promote sustainable properties.</p…
- Light rail already a major influence for Canberra property developers
Though construction of the light rail is yet to commence, it has already become a major influence on Canberras local developers.
HTI, the company behind the Northbourne Avenue development Midtown, described the light rail as the catalyst for their mixed-use precinct.
Midtown is being developed in Turner on the corner of Northbourne and Macarthur Avenue.
It will feature a 176-room Mantra Hotel, 26 apartments, office spaceand a range of cafes and …
- 'Affordable' housing arguments will never address chronic and acute homelessness
Investor speculation increases house prices growth when indeed houses should … remaining, while 36 per cent of Australians have mortgage repayments. … Home ownership is becoming less of a reality for more Australians, with…
- Melbourne house prices: Who had it tougher, the high-interest '80s or the high-priced present?
Melbourne house prices are running hot, but is it really tougher for young … nor for the discount variable mortgage rates that are now commonplace.
- The rise of batteries to shake up energy plant ownership
Mr Currie pointed to the recent move by US mortgage giant Fannie Mae to offer an option that allows borrowers to fund rooftop solar and suggested…
- Credit Specialist continues its impressive track record performance
Unlike many other mortgage funds, the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund (the Credit Fund) has never frozen or restricted redemptions or reduced…
- Credit union cuts fixed rates
Major credit union CUA has cut fixed rates across its owner occupier and investment home loan products
- Future of trail commissions a concern, says industry veteran
The mortgage broking sector in Australia should be concerned about the future of trail commissions as a part of ASICs remuneration review, an industry veteran has told brokers
- Tax surcharges on foreign investors have gone 'too far'
The protest against the controversial tax surcharges on foreign property investors has grown, with one property agency calling state governments “greedy”