Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 6, 2016

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

  • Regional Victoria sees boost to local economies as house prices in Melbourne skyrocket
    Imogene Moses had worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Sydney for 10 years when she decided to upend her life and move to Geelong.
  • Nicole helps … get a couple on the same financial page
    I am desperate to clear our mortgage, which started at $500,000 but is now $250,000 (with Westpac) but we’ve stopped making progress and she…
  • Low rates are a chance for mortgagors to get ahead
    First, ensure you’re paying the lowest mortgage rate right now. … If they won’t, look at refinancing to a lower cost loan, using a mortgage broker if you…
  • Melbourne apartments: cafes are out, yoga studios and wine bars are in
    Melbourne may be known for its latte culture, but there are only so many cafes one neighbourhood can sustain.
    As apartment towers pop up on every block in some pockets of the city, developers are looking at wine bars, provedores and even breweries as an alternative to the cliched coffee shop.
    Buildings with thoughtful amenities activate the streetscape and could lead to more vibrant communities, property pundits say.
    Property developer Tim Gurner signed…
  • Regional Victoria sees boost to local economies as house prices in Melbourne skyrocket
    Imogene Moses had worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Sydney for 10 years when she decided to upend her life and move to Geelong.
    A brand new ABS National Data Acquisition Centre opened in March in the seaside city, and though Moses was at first reluctant to make the big move away from friends and family, the job opportunity and lifestyle changes were too much to pass up.
    Its a pretty big decision and you dont know many people when you move,&rdq…
  • Gold Coast’s £50 beach shack sells for $1.3 million at auction
    One of the last remaining beach shacks in Budds Beach which was bought for 50 in 1955 sold for$1,275,000on Saturday.
    The tiny two-bedroom property on Surfers Paradises tightly-held River Drive was one of the first houses built in the area almost 62 years ago.
    Bids opened at $800,000 for the deceased estate, with more than 60 onlookers and eight registered bidders.
    It was an emotional time for the homes nine beneficiaries, who recalled year…
  • House sales fall in Canberra but more properties sell at auction
    Housing activity may have slipped but more homes are selling under the hammer.
    The number of homes sold over the first 10 months of the year fell by 3.6 per cent compared to the same period last year, or 144 fewer homes sold. A drop in supply complemented the fall in demand. Supply tumbled by 7.6 per cent to 4364 vendors listing on allhomes.com.au over the first ten months of 2016, however this equates to a massive 361 fewer homes listed compared to last year.
    Auction success is…

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