Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Sky-high luxury penthouse in Tweed Heads ‘like living in a ship’
Bonnie Crowe has travelled the world many times over and stayed in some of its best hotels.
But nothing compares to the magic of watching migrating whales from the sun-soaked roof-top deck of her Tweed Heads penthouse.
It is like living in a ship, she says. Ever-changing, not just daily but every hour of the day as there are always new things going on outside; planes flying past, boats and ships, whales every winter heading north.
- How to win over buyers in a winter property market
Want buyers to fall in love with your house when outside temperatures are plummeting?
Youll need to turn up the heat and sell the romance of winter, says Belle Property Bowral agent Di Dixon.
People want to feel warm and cosy, Dixon says. It can be icy outside but winter has a stark beauty and if its warm inside you can sell the romance of the season.
Central heating and fireplaces certainly set the mood and hom…
- Australia’s Hollywood-style houses set the scene with movie star quality
From the homes of James Bond and Batman to Jay Gatsby, Australia has a tremendous range of mansions that could easily double as Hollywood film sets.
For some, its the homes looking out to magnificent Sydney harbour views or over the rolling green hills of the NSW Southern Highlands that are the most desirable for film-makers.
For others its those grand old-style estates of Melbourne or the ritzy Queensland glitter-fests.
But wherever their locationand …
- Wahroonga home of former Noni B chief David Kindl listed for $7.35 million
The Wahroonga NSW home of Margaret and David Kindl, former co-chief executive of fashion retailer Noni B, is up for grabs given the couples recent downsize to the Victorian mansion in Kirribilli, Balaclava.
Kindls father Alan Kindl founded Noni B in 1977. It was listed on the ASX in 2000 and Alan and his twin sons David and James sold their 42 per cent stake in the company to Alceon in 2014 for 51 cents a share.
The Kindls bought the 2850-square-metre prope…
- Taking axe to stamp duty 'best for reining in house prices'
… 13 per cent in house prices, Professor Abelson wrote. Typical mortgage interest rates have fallen from above 7 per cent in 2011 to about 4 per cent.
- House prices to ease rather than collapse
He estimates median house prices are overvalued in Sydney (14 per cent) and Melbourne (8 per cent) but still within historical boundaries.
- 10 years after US housing crash, remnants accompany recovery
Boarded-up homes became a ubiquitous symbol of the US housing crash, with once-prosperous neighborhoods left to decay as mortgage defaults…
- Mortgage standards firm elects new CEO
The not-for-profit hopes the new hire will continue to develop more efficient mortgage processing across the industry