Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 20, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Two historic homes in Moonee Ponds on the market for more than $5 million each Moonee Ponds was famously home to Dame Edna Everage, but the family abode of Australias housewife wasnt one of the two historic manors now for sale in the suburb.... Scott Morrison is in the strongest position as any Liberal leader since John Howard ... something about turning around Australia's declining home ownership rates ... And there's nothi...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 19, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Historic Brighton house at risk of demolition, prompting neighbourhood campaign to save it If the pen really was mightier than the bulldozer blade, then the sheer charm of a journalist, radio script writer and designer of her own bayside house would probably guarantee the survival of a unique Brighton residence.... Move over Palm Beach, the Central Coast is stealing your top-end buyers Ahandful of Sydneys whos who have snapp...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 18, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Safe harbour: Why Docklands is weathering the property downturn Docklands has become a surprising safe harbourside for property buyers as Melbournes cooling market has battered property prices in many inner-city suburbs. Thesuburb derided over the years as a soulless place to live or a ghost town has seen prices in its apartment-dominated market remain steady, while others, such as neighbouring Melbourne, have had medians fal...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 17, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. A flash of inspiration: The pyrotechnic artwork of Cai Guo-Qiang There are few people who will ever know what its like to live in a home designed by one of the worlds most famous architects, Frank Gehry. But one person who does is his friend, artist Cai Guo-Qiang.... The Canberra suburbs with the strongest house price growth over five years House prices in Canberras inner suburbs have jumped, in some cases by more than 50 pe...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 16, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Current regulations stifle competition amongst lenders, study finds Citing a 2015 study by the Reserve Bank of Australia, COBA said the average risk weight of residential mortgage exposures using the IRB method was... How will the price difference between capital cities and regions impact the new FHB policy? The typical Australian first home buyer $342,000 mortgage is around 25% ... Sydney established detached house prices s...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 15, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Broker plans to double customer base A mortgage broker has announced its plans to double its customer base in South Australia and the Northern Territory over the next three years. Will the new first-home buyer scheme raise mortgage rates? Some analysts fear that the government's new scheme aiming to help first-home buyers overcome the home-loan deposit will result in higher interest... WA urged to scrap stamp duty amid budg...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 14, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The Queensland towns that will remember their decimated house prices on election day The decimated property markets of Queenslands long-suffering regional towns could be a game-changing issue for locals heading in to the federal election, experts say. New data from Domain has revealed some of Queenslands most marginal seats Herbert, Flynn, Capricornia and Dawson are also the electorates where house prices have plummeted, wi...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 13, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Federal election 2019: Will Scott Morrison's first homebuyer plan seal the deal The remaining up to 15 per cent of their loan would be guaranteed by the government, saving buyers about $10,000 in lenders mortgage insurance. ... drivers to bring down house prices and get more first-time buyers into the market. How to pay less for your next home without negotiating Negotiating over the price is one of the most dreaded par...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 12, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Knox grazier family score $9.2m Southern Highlands trophy sale The Southern Highlands trophy market has proven it remains immune to Sydneys market doldrums by clocking up another trophy sale, this time for the Knox familys property, Scotsburn, for more than $9.2 million. Sources say the buyer is the Lai family, who are behind property giant Zone Q Investments, the Australian arm of Chinas JiaHe JianAn Group. The sale result c...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 11, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Snowy Monaro: The NSW region where house prices have jumped House price movement inCooma, Jindabyne, the Snowies, Bombala and Berridale are holding up as some of the best performing in NSW. House prices in the Snowy Monaro Regional local government area were up 11.9 per cent in the 12 months to March 2019, according to theDomain House Price Report.This is the third strongest growth in regional NSW. The median house price for ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 10, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Which Canberra suburbs have the most negatively geared properties? Postcodes in Canberras north have the highest number of negatively geared investment properties, Australian Tax Office data has revealed. More than 46,000 Canberrans own an investment property, and a large proportion of those are negatively geared. During 2016-17 32,922 investors claimed rental losses on their tax in the ACT. An analysis of the top 10 postcod...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 9, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How to buy your first investment property You can have the lenders mortgage insurance capitalised on the loan. What that means is you don't have to come up with that extra $5000 or... Southern Highlands house prices dip but interest remains high in one of NSW's most popular regions It's one of the state's most popular and picturesque regions, but the Southern Highlands has not been immune from the softening property mar...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 8, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Federal Election 2019: Negative gearing changes may hit Labor heartland We have many young families that purchased their home during the boom (and) since then house prices have decreased substantially, he said. Non-major partners with broker group CEO says mortgage brokers integral to fully realising banks core purpose Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli lists Queens Park house for $2.5m Radio star Michael Wippa Wipfli is a name well kn...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 7, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lender creates ‘head of broker’ role New appointment to help usher mortgage brokers into market ripe for growth Landlords who allow pets could boost their rental return by up to 30 per cent Investors are always looking for ways to increase their rental return, but theres one strategy that can boost rents by up to 30 per cent and it doesnt involve renovating. In almost every capital city, median asking rents for pet-friendly...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 6, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Figures show property investors are in the green RESIDENTIAL property investors are rejoicing as new research shows Darwin is leading the way in investment value. Recent CoreLogic data showed... House prices in outer Melbourne suburbs soar over past five years House prices have jumped in a string of Melbourne's outer suburbs over the past five years even as the property market has come off the boil more... House prices in o...
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