Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Auction numbers down for still-steady Melbourne market
Auction activity in Melbourne will be down again this weekend, with the late-autumn market relatively subdued compared to last years strong market conditions.
Just over 700 homes are due to go under the hammer on Saturday,whichalthough still a reasonable test for the market will nonetheless be below the 759 auctioned last weekend and well below the 995 auctions listed over the same weekend last year.
Again, the west will host the highest number of auctio…
- Federal election 2016: Castlemaine confronts housing affordability
Melbourne investors hijack Bendigo housing market
Housing affordability is looming as a major election flashpoint in the central Victorian town of Castlemaine.
Sporting infrastructure described by locals as deplorable unemployment and drugs are also key issues ahead of the July federal poll.
- National Trust opens 24 historic sites across Victoria for open day
Its a story of survival on an oily rag and the commitment of volunteers and members.
But whenever Victorias National Trust chair Kirstin Stegley sashays along the top of Collins Street, where enough remnant heritage suggests its elegant 19th century heyday, I know that what weve saved there is incredible.
And thats worth celebrating!
The Victorian chapter of the Australia-wide organisation that conserves and p…
- Latest rate cut leaves many short-changed
Some institutions are holding back full rate relief for home loan borrowers, … Asked why the Commonwealth Bank had delayed its mortgage rate cut,…
- Families “shelling out” more for first home buyers
The recent online questionnaire found a large number of families were dishing out an average of $42,000 to help their loved ones secure a home loan…
- Negative gearing rental effects up for debate
They’re going to move into the home ownership market, so therefore we’ll have less renters, … Mr Leigh pointed to the period from 1985 to 1987, when negative gearing was last axed for future rental property investors, as proof that…
- Chinese property prices continue to rise, refuelling fears of another 'bubble'
For the tier one cities, new and existing house prices are up more than 30 per cent, led by Shenzhen, where new home prices are up 62.5 per cent…
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- Broker market share at all-time high
New home lending written through the third party channel has increased by 7% over the past 12 months as mortgage broker market share hits an all-time high
- Seniors market huge for brokers
By the year 2030, one in five Australians will be over the age of 65, presenting a huge opportunity for mortgage brokers
- Perth land sales surge as house prices fall
House prices have taken a cut in Perth, but land sales and house sales in regional WA are bucking the trend.