Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Welcome to the holiday playground of the rich and famous – and it’s not Portsea
For beach house hunters with pockets as deep as the bay, theres a change on the sea breeze.
In which Mornington Peninsula hamlet would you find a Maserati parked outside the general store?
Portsea? Pfft! No. Its Flinders.
The house price median in blue ribbon Portsea is down 4.2 per cent on last year, hovering about $1.7 million, according to Domain Group data.
But Flinders, on Western Port Bay side of the Peninsula, has experienced property price gro…
- Why white-on-white kitchens are no longer the ‘go-to’ style for home renovators
For the past 10years or more, white has been the default kitchen colour option for many home renovators and developers. Between 80 per cent and 90 per cent of kitchens built in the past few years are white-on-white or white with a touch of beige. Its a go-to colour palette that used to be a no-brainer, fool-proof formula that everyone would love….
- The design trends that buyers can’t get enough of
Scroll through online real estate listings and youll notice some homes have it, some homes dont.
Precisely what this elusive it is can vary from place to place and style to style. Broadly speaking, its the real estate equivalent of fairy dust, sprinkled by home designers, stagers and stylists to make their clients properties stand out from the pack.
Just what trends are proving irresistible to buyers in 2016? And how can you embrace thes…
- Single-income homes out of reach, Scott Morrison warns
Mr Morrison says that because house prices are rising faster than incomes, it is becoming more difficult for first-home buyers to save adequate…
- Morrison targets state planning regulations as problem for housing affordability
Of all the determinants of house prices in Australia, whether cyclical or structural, the … The proportion of home owners aged over 45 with a mortgage has … a 20% deposit on the nationwide median home loan is more than 100% of…
- The biggest lenders raked in $2.5 billion by charging real estate investors more
Based on APRA home loan figures and banks’ interest rate changes, … According to Jessica Darnbrough, head of corporate affairs at Mortgage…
- Scott Morrison puts states on notice over house prices
Treasurer Scott Morrison has put the states on notice over booming house prices, flagging a major push by the Turnbull government to increase…