Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 19, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Emotional buyers with cash and equity on front foot at weekend auctions as finance hurdles bite Homebuyers with cash and major equity in existing properties were on the front foot at the weekend, bidding assertively at selected auctions in the inner-east and bayside suburbs. But most segments of Melbournes residential real estate market continued to tread water. Domain data revealed a 45 per cent auction clearance rate from 8...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 17, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Bank to offer "express" loans A digital home loan platform has joined with a bank to offer fast loans Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest buys $16m house in rich-list heartland of Point Piper Perth-based billionaire Andrew Twiggy Forrest already owns a crashpad in Sydney but has upgraded his local accommodation options by buying a modernist waterfront residence for more than $16 million in the rich-list heartland of Point Pipe...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 16, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. New app for property investors in WA hits the market A new app aimed towards Western Australian property buyers and sellers has been released, and it's powered by a real estate body. Property Crash Calls Overdone Lending criteria for home loan customers has been stiffened by Australia's third ... many economists it has a more optimistic outlook on Australian house prices. ... and widespread litigation against the banks for m...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 15, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Tesla engineer joins neobank In August the digital group partnered with a software firm to allow paperless home loans The downside of being on the up: How gentrification permanently changes a suburb It was with very little fanfare that an unobtrusive Greek social club on Melville Road in Brunswick West recently shut its doors. Months later, a new eatery stood in its stead, in what has become a familiar tale in Melbournes gen...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 14, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Auction rates continue trend below 50% One capital city saw a clearance rate of just 20% last week The Mosman trophy that’s two homes in one, plus five more stunning prestige listings Sprawling across two titles, this Michael Robilliard-designed home on Mosmans Kirkoswald Avenue has the best of Middle Harbour views. Complete with a pool, tennis court and a coveted northerly aspect, its interiors are by Sarah Davison. Theres ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 13, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Brisbane’s most spectacular renovation: ‘Like nothing people will have seen before’ Brisbanes most spectacular renovation of 2018, described as something never seen before, has hit the market. When the heritage-listed 47 Hazelmere Parade, Sherwood,changed hands six years ago, it was already at dream home status. Purchased for $2.55 million,the 1930s residence was set on a landmark 2500 square metre estate featu... Seven ways...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 12, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Tamworth council sells laneway for $60,000, taking rear access away from five homeowners A country council in northern NSW has auctioned off a hidden laneway for $60,000, leaving five homeowners without rear access and devaluing their properties. For years, the Victorian-era brick homes on Darling Street in Tamworth had access to a narrow and unnamed laneway off Dowell Avenue and were given permission to build carports and ev...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 11, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What downturn? Hotel mogul Jerry Schwartz scores $30m on Vaucluse trophy home Hotel mogul Jerry Schwartz sold his $30 million waterfront mansion in Vaucluse on Saturday, quelling fears thatprice falls across the broader Sydney marketmighthit Sydneys trophy home owners. The sale of the double block, known as Loch Maree, should prove awindfall for Dr Schwartz and his wife Debbie, even with the costs of a recent renovation, give...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 10, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Home loans drop in September The number and value of home loans dropped across the board The deep connection to a sunburnt land: The mud brick home of landscaper Sam Cox Who: Sam Cox, his wife Lisa Hatfield, their son Tom, dogs Dot and Dash and alpacas Jose and Pedtro. Where: Wattle Glen, Victoria What: Mudbrick house <img alt="The open plan living space is the centre of the home, looking out to waterfall/pond built ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 9, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Brisbane’s most advanced home: The Paddington house you can control entirely from your phone From the outside, 5 Ross Street at Paddingtonis largely unremarkable like many other homes in this exclusive inner-city suburb, it presents as a newly, and very beautifully, renovated Queenslander.... Brisbane auctions: Trophy homes to go under the hammer at Auction Under the Stars event Some of Brisbanes dreamiest properties are up ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 8, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. ‘Airbnb hotspots’ reduce long-term rentals in Sydney and Melbourne, new research finds Up to one in seven rental propertiesin Melbourne and Sydneys most popular suburbs are listed onAirbnb, a new report has found, exacerbating housing affordability in both cities. Theshort-term letting platform, under the microscope in the latest Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report released on Thursday, should be more tight...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 7, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australia’s growing number of lifelong renters at greater risk of poverty in retirement: report Australias increasing cohort of lifelong renters is at risk of living in poverty in retirement, because the current system is ill-prepared to care for them, a new report warns. If a retiree owns their own home, theyre in luck; the Grattan Institute report released on Tuesday shows they are likely to live comfortably into retirement...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 6, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Last Millers Point properties sell after four years and $608 million in sales When the hammer fell at the auction of a Millers Point terrace on Saturday it marked the end of an era for the inner-city Sydney suburb. After four years and more than $600 million in sales, the controversial sell-off of social housing in the suburb came to an end. The final two heritage-listed terraces to go under the hammer 65 and 69 Lower Fort S...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 5, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Golden opportunity: Former mine now a home goes up for sale for $1 million Its a golden opportunity for buyers. A former gold mine turned into a unique home in Taradale in Central Victoria is for sale. And with the price set at $1 million, it could also be a golden opportunity for local property as it is set to be a record sale price for the suburb, just 10 minutes outside Castlemaine. The amazing restoration of the old Pho...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 4, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The Sydney suburbs where house prices aren’t falling Sydney house prices have taken their biggest hit in decades but aboutone-third of suburbs across the city are still seeing pricerises, data shows. The citys median house price fell 6.5 per cent over the year to September the sharpest annual fall in more than 25 years but there were 99 suburbs where prices held or increased, Domain data shows. While growth in mostof these s...
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