Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Craft corners, yoga rooms: How the self-care craze has seeped into home design
Picture an escape.
The first image that came to mind was probably a sandy beach, or an exotic location. It likely wasnt your master bathroom or bedroom.
That is slowly changing, said interior designer and author Nate Berkus.
With everything going on in the world, I think all of us want, and have always wanted, our home to be our sanctuary, said Berkus.
Berkus has made a career of transforming peoples living spaces into private oas…
- Not so run of the mill: YarraBend townhouse development sells out in three hours
Theyve been dubbed the property markets missing middle: townhouses that offer buyers a larger, more private residence than an apartment, but cost less than a freestanding house.
Ashley Bramich, director of sales and marketing at Cremorne-based developer Glenvill, is seeing an increasing demand for these properties.
Theres a strong level of appetite for townhouses within close proximity to the city across the property market and there are…
- Saving $44,000 a year – Sydney apartment blocks tackling wasted water with a Sydney Water program
The early 2000s were marked by concerns over Sydneys water supply, with dam levels dropping below 40 per cent in 2005.
Fast-forward to 2017 and with dam levels around84.2 per cent,it may feel like, as an issue, water usage has dropped out of the public consciousness.
But Warragamba Dam, in Sydneys west, haslevels that are down about 9 per cent on …
- Softening house prices could spark new household boom
Chief among them is the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) recent crackdown on interest-only and investment lending, which has made it more challenging for investors to get cheap financing but easier for owner-occupiers to get a great first home loan. Also, stamp duty exemptions and…
- Cryptocurrencies are entering Australia's property market
Digital currencies are opening up the housing market to a new set of potential buyers
- Australian housing boom may turn into a burden
The housing market is marred by higher property prices and expanding indebtedness.