Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 19, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Increase in private lending as banks tighten A property adviser has said borrowers a turning to a fourth tier despite higher rates The Canberra regions with the highest rental growth: Domain data Canberra renters wanting to seek respite over the border from the nations highest rents might not find much luck with data revealing rental growth in Queanbeyan has outpaced most Canberra regions. According to Domain group, the med...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 18, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Biggest share of first home buyers New figures show the number and value of home loans taken out in November Melbourne’s hottest suburbs: It’s not just about property prices Ever wondered which Melbourne suburb is the hottest place to live? Not in terms of house prices or hipster cred, but the temperature. Given the heatwave this week, Domain did some digging around the Bureau of Meteorologys data to find out which suburbs w...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 17, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Sorrento beach house’s views of sand dunes ‘not worthy of protection’: tribunal Protecting ocean views is at the heart of many neighbourhood disputes in coastal towns and suburbs. But what about the importance of uninterrupted views over a bushy sand dune? ... NBA's UBank hikes interest-only rates as funding pressures persist Borrowers beware: another wave of out-of-cycle hikes looms The most anticipated development ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 16, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. “Tough couple of years” for property A property group has used major assumptions of the coming months to assess the landscape Neobank begins equity crowdfunding The digital group has also rolled out a beta version of its home loans ‘Just advertising tools’: Incentives and discounts on offer in crowded new-build market Home builders and developers are offering buyers incentives in an effort to stand out amid the tough proper...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 15, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Figures show borrowers ditching credit cards Data shows the change as credit rules tighten and borrowers save for home loans Investors find new solutions to provide homes A property group has seen buyers looking at options to provide affordable homes Economists weigh in on whether to invest in shares or property in 2019 Investors looking for the best place to park their cash this year face challenging market conditions for ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 14, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What’s your real rent? Analysis reveals the features that will cost (and save) you the most If the home you rent has an old shower head, a leaking hot tap, and no airconditioning, it could be costing you an extra $1178 per year. Thats according to new data that reveals which appliances and fixtures of a property have the highest ongoing electricity costs. The research shows that cheap isnt always cheerful when it comes to ren...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 13, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Long Jetty: the Newtown of the Central Coast Brendan Walsh left Sydney in 2001 for a slower-paced lifestyle. On a drive through the Central Coast, he stumbled upon Long Jetty. I remember driving through the main street when I was still working in Sydney and I thought to myself wow, what an ugly town, not knowing a couple of years later I would be living here, said Mr Walsh, who now owns local vintage store Beautiful Garbage....
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 12, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Tiny houses look marvellous but have a dark side: three things they don’t tell you on the marketing blurb Tiny houses are everywhere. Theyve received heavy coverage in the media and there are millions of followers on dozens of pages on... The best value suburbs to rent a house in Sydney: Domain data Some Sydney tenants are negotiating their rents or shopping around for better value, with new figures this week showing the cit...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 11, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Why getting a new job can hurt your chances of finding a new home Two common new years resolutions are to find a new place to live and to find a new job, but experts say those trying to do both at once may run into an unexpected problem. Banks tend to be wary when it comes to giving out mortgages to buyers with uncertain financial futures, now even more so in the wake of the financial services royal commission. Foster Ramsay ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 10, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Canberra rental prices are now the highest of all the capital cities for houses Canberra is the most expensive city to rent a house with the latest Domain Group data revealing rents have surpassed Sydney to become the highest in the nation for the first time in 11 years. The DomainRental Report for the December quarter shows the median weekly asking rent for houses in the capital has jumped to an average of $560 per week an a...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 9, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Glen Waverley house prices soar as buyers look for top state schools and new dining options spring up The battle of street smarts versus book smarts takes on new meaning in Glen Waverley, where coveted private and public school options drive the property market. Education is the number one reason people want to live here, says Barry Plant director and auctioneer Sam Rossello. People take it very seriously. According to agent...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 8, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne buyers emboldened by weak 2019 forecasts but blue chip suburbs still out of reach Young investor Alex Giannopoulos says hes growing more confident about taking his first steps into the Victorian property market amid a chorus of warnings that prices will keep falling. The Melbourne-based, 36-year-old legal professional already has one property under his belt, but in his relatively affordable home state of South Austr...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 7, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Frydenberg told to increase attacks on negative gearing ... with the Coalition, said young voters would suffer the most under the Opposition Leader's planned crackdown on property investors. Continue... Australia’s largest masterplanned community: Where are all the new residents coming from? Back in 2010, Ripley was a rural location near Ipswich that was home to a few thousand people. Then in October of that year it was dec...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 6, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Big four banks offer mortgage relief to owners in the Opal tower Big four banks offer mortgage relief to owners in the Opal tower ... be given the option to reduce their pending home loan repayments for a certain time. How Morwell survived the closure of its major industry and is starting to grow again Its Monday afternoon and the main street of Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley, is bustling. The shops and cafes on Commercial R...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 5, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What to expect from the Canberra property market in 2019 Its a few days into the new year, meaning we should probably start implementing those resolutions. If buying or selling a home is on your list, you may be wondering what the market will do this year. So what can we expect from the Canberra property market in 2019? Will prices fall or decline? Falling house prices across Australia was one of 2018s biggest stories. Th...
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