Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 12, 2016

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

  • Bermuda's Arch Capital keeps watch on QBE LMI
    QBE CEO John Neal is happy to hold on to the company’s local lenders mortgage insurance unit. But that hasn’t stopped parties having a look. Daniel…
  • Chance to own your own historic Aussie pub
    Owning a pub is adream formany Aussies. And forsomeone, that chance has come.
    A rare opportunity has arrivedto run a historic, true-blue Aussie pub in far north Queensland



  • Five stars – Inviting verandahs
    Originallyfavoured for providing shelter in the hot summer months, verandahs have today becomeyear-round outdoorentertainment zones encompassing styles from the wrap-around popular in character homes likeQueenslanders and Federation properties to modern vergolas and upper-level covered balconies.
    Current trends have witnessed the addition of outdoor kitchens and ceiling fans, with fireplaces and built-inceiling heaters for the cooler weather.
  • Luxury suburbs Melbourne forgot: buyers spend up in Patterson Lakes, Templestowe
    In the stratosphere of prestige real estate, these are the forgotten luxury suburbs.
    To the hoi polloi, it can seem thatsashaying around the Toorak Village or knocking back a sav blanc by the bay inBrightonare the one and two choicesof high-end buyers.
    But 35km to the south-east, near humble Carrum and where the Patterson River flows inland from the bay, is another option, where just as many millions are spentPatterson Lakes.
  • Genworth says first home buyers battle to save required deposit
    Lenders mortgage insurance means hopeful buyers only need to prove they … of the deposit required for a home loan, and with the median Sydney house … Accessibility for the purposes of home ownership is something we need to…
  • Create a new direction for housing in Australia
    Current home ownership subsidies in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemptions and discounts, … housing and tax incentives that raise house prices and divert investments and household expenditure from the mainstream economy.
  • Negative gearing: house prices could 'drop overnight' if changes introduced
    … Australians negatively gear property, but Aussie Home Loans Chairman John Symond says changing the rules could see house prices plummet.
  • ‘It’s not property investors’ fault!’
    Targeting property investors and negative gearing in the current housing affordability debate “is wrong”
  • RBA negative gearing memo warns of risk to rents
    An RBA memo discussing the impact of changing negative gearing confirms that abolishing the practice would raise rents, a property association has claimed
  • Prestige homes remain sluggish in Brisbane
    Many these designer homes have failed to generate considerable buyer interest and sell at auctions despite favourable movements from the lower ends of Brisbanes property market.
  • Rate cut urges first home buyers in Melbourne to buy homes
    Thanks to RBA’s recent rate cut, buyers are suddenly clamouring to score the best house prices.