Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 19, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne renters set to suffer more than home owners when the climate crisis bites Renters will be hit harder than home owners by extreme weather events in the unfolding climate crisis because of the generally poor quality of their homes and inability to improve them, experts say. More intense heatwaves and natural disasters also put financial pressure on renters, as they face rising costs to run inefficient airconditioners ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 18, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Cooper Grace Ward helps acquire wealth-management business ... this year, the deal includes a cross-referral agreement for Sequoia to act as the preferred wealth-advice partner of YBR's mortgage broking network,... Hall & Wilcox advises fintech company on equity raising ... to make fractional investments in a range of asset classes, including property-related investments, mortgage-backed securities, and debt securities. ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 17, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Bushfire victims urged to contact their brokers It's up to borrowers to take the first step, and if you financed through a mortgage broker, you are welcome to contact them and they will help you," he... Red Hill home of acclaimed journalists Lenore Taylor and Paul Daley sold for $1.9 million The Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor and reporter and novelist Paul Daleys four-bedroom Red Hill property sold for $1.9 million ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 16, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Westpac unveils interest-free home loans for bushfire victims The bank will offer assistance to property owners who lost their principal place of residence by covering their mortgage repayments for one year. 'Bank of mum and dad': Aussie adults relying on parents for housing costs and everyday expenses ... ... for a home deposit, 15 per cent charged lower rents, 5 per cent went guarantor on a home loan and 4 per ce...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 15, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What investors can do to avoid paying too much land tax Land tax can be one of the major costs of owning an investment property. Its an annual tax levied on all properties valued above a certain amount, although there are some exclusions. Land tax is based on the value of the land only, not the property value, and does not include the value of any buildings on the lot. But if the value of your land is wrongly calculated, it c...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 14, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. CEFC to put up to $60m into discount green home loans The new Bank Australia Clean Energy Home Loan will offer qualifying ... On a standard $350,000 mortgage, this equates to savings of $1400 a year,... Clean Energy Finance Corporation launches first green home loan, with rates as low as 2.44 per cent Australians will soon be able to get a discounted home loan if they buy or build ... The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 13, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. House price bounce leaves first home buyers behind Related Story: House prices finish 2019 on a high, as Sydney and ... While lower interest rates are great for those currently paying off a mortgage, they ... The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which came into existence on ... more than the value of the grant and locking others out of home ownership. Mortgage brokers inundated with home loan applications as homebuyers prepar...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 12, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. ‘From hippie to hipster’: How Upwey went from ghost town to a thriving mountain community On a warm January morning, not long out from the new year, a steady trickle of residents out for a stroll with dogs or children pass by the open door of micropub The Fat Goat. It had been shut over the break, and passers-by wish the publicans Ian and Helena Fern a happy new year as they stroll past. That holiday went quick, didnt it? one...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 11, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne first-home buyers: The race is on to snap up a spot in new federal loan scheme The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme began on January 1 and allows ... effectively allowing buyers to avoid taking out lenders mortgage insurance. Sydney first-home buyers: Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Sydney first-home buyers: Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme ... buyers to ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 10, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Why apartments are a good option for deposit scheme applicants Potential applicants of the federal government's First Home Loan Deposit scheme ... However, there are capital cities where median house prices are... Hobart house prices tipped to keep rising despite strong gains in recent years Mr Eslake said it was a telling sign that Hobart first-home buyers faced the same price caps for the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 9, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australia bushfires: Holiday home refunds in focus after thousands evacuated Holidaymaker Mayeule Graff was among those who had to canceltheir planned trips to the NSW south coast due to bushfires yet she enjoyed some good fortune amid the crisis. The hosts of the Airbnb house she bookedoffered her a refund and a free nights stay after she was trapped by road closures. It was raining ashes from eucalyptus leaves, the smoke w...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 8, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Newcastle, Lake Macquarie house prices keep regaining lost ground Newcastle house prices continue their upward trajectory, climbing 0.9 per cent in December and 3.7 per cent in the past three months. NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski’s family beach house on Mornington Peninsula for sale with $4 million price guide NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski has listed his familys beach house on Victorias Mornington Peninsula for sale wi...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 7, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How to get your rental application to the top of the list this year Summer is the busiest time for the rental market. The weather is heating up, students are getting ready for university and job commitments change. With more competition for sought-after properties, how do you stand out from the crowd? Property managers revealed the key factors that can make or break a rental application and five ways to get yours to the top o...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 6, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Somewhere Else: Frugal living and the gift economy Episode Four: Frugal living A note from the hosts: This episode was recorded in 2019 before much was known about the current bushfire crisis in Australia. Our hearts are with those fighting the horrific fires and particularly those who have lost thei... Twelve months on, what happened to 2018’s biggest dumps? Forget the glossy images and language youd see on most property l...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 5, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Property hotspots for 2020: Experts pinpoint the locations to watch Australians last year saw record-low interest rates and dramatic price recoveries in Sydney and <a href="https://www.domain.com.au/news/melbourne-house-prices-rise-4-1-per... Sydney’s well-heeled make plans for a summer home renovation blitz Summer in Sydneys well-heeled neighbourhoods isnt just about harbourside lunches and views of the fireworks. J...
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