Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 15, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Idyllic private island with 10-bedroom mansion off Connecticut sells for almost $29.6 million An idyllic private island off the coast of Connecticut sold for about $29.6 million on Monday, falling about $5 million short of the asking price. Rogers Island is one of the main landmarks on the Long Island Sound, according to New York Times Real Estate. This 7.5-hectare oasis is located off the coast of Branford, Connecticut and ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 14, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. A new Australian dream: Why Melbourne and Sydney need to be more like New York With Melbourne and Sydney expected to grow to the size of New York City by 2050, urbanists have warned Australias rapidly-growing capital cities face catastrophic failure unless they densify and start looking a lot more like the Big Apple.... Brisbane needs bravery, big bucks and big-boy pants COMMENT As yet another year of underwhelming property ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 13, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The Block 2018 bathroom week reveal recap: The drama comes out in the wash Who wouldve thought a simple room a toilet, a tub, a shower head, a vanity, tiles and maybe some heating could cause so much drama? So. Much. Drama.... Financing hurdles front of mind at volatile Sydney auctions House hunters zeroed in on trophy locations on Saturday after the Sydney housing market got a boost from the Reserve Bank of Australia. The ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 12, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Postcodes: Watson, 2602 Watson is truly a hidden gem of Canberras Inner North.While nearby Dickson andOConnorattract the most attention, Watson is often overlooked but theres a strong sense that could change. In recent years, new additions to the local shops have regenerated the area and delighted foodies across Canberra. With an array of new developments slated for the suburb, Watson is definitely one to... Spring comes ear...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 11, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Campbell family to sell piece of 1950s’ Australiana, Oxalis Cottage, for $2 million Buyers on the home hunting trail this weekend might view the fairly humble houseat the end of a cul-de-sac in Greenwich as an entry point to the localmarket or even as a potential redevelopment job, butfor thelegions of Australians who readtheAustralian Womens Weekly and Sunday Telegraph from the mid-1950s through to the 1970s it will be bette...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 10, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The Design Files: Inside the colourful and vibrant home of artist Rachel Castle Who: Designer and artist Rachel Castle, husband Daz, and children Cleo (18) and Lucas (16). Where: Northbridge, NSW What: Cheerful renovated home The suburban Sydney home of designer and artist Rachel Castle has a vibrancy that almost bounces off the printed page. The space, says Castle, has evolved from the days when she loved too many things to ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 9, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Why I’m slightly terrified but have decided to moonlight as a property manager Obviously, when a pilot makes an abruptly bumpy landing, I dont offer to have a go or suggest I could do better. Nor am I foolish enough to attempt to cut my own hair, even if my barber insists on making me look like Justin Bieber. So its hard to explain why, after many years of using professional letting agents, I decided Id be better at the job o...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 8, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australian capitals fall in prestige property rankings as markets cool: Knight Frank Australias prestige property market has continued to slide down international growthrankings as domestic and international pressures take hold.... Striking clifftop house smashes Queenscliff record at $12 million one week after it listed It took just four days on the market, one open inspection, and a$12 million offer to smash the Queensclif...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 7, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. In little-known Koroit, with big religious history for sale, a buyer is needed It used to be home to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan but now a former convent in Koroit, a small town between Port Fairy and Warrnambool, could become the idiosyncratic home of a saintly buyer.... ‘Taj on Swan’ Peppermint Grove site sells, billionaire owners set to lose more than $5m An anonymous buyer has found a bargain in the swanky WestAust...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 6, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. More Australians eating into their savings to make ends meet, ME Bank survey finds More Australians are dipping into their savings to make ends meet as living expenses increase, wages stagnateandmortgage and rental stress remainhigh, a new survey has found. ME Banks bi-annual Household Financial Comfort Measures report surveys 1500 households to gaugehow they feelabout their financial situation, including cost of living and h...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 5, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Point Piper penthouse claims title to second-highest sale in eastern suburbs The Point Piper penthouse of property developer and businessmanPhillip George and his wife Jane has sold in an off-market deal for about $20 million, making it the second-highest apartment sale in the eastern suburbs.... North Melbourne resident almost drops $460k on neighbouring block to park his luxury cars A North Melbourne home owners plan to tu...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 4, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. 5 Things you should know about refinancing your home for a renovation project Are you thinking of refinancing your mortgage soon? There are many things to consider before you do that. Like any decision, it can have its good and... PM Malcolm Turnbull backs plans for integrity officers Trailing commissions paid to mortgage brokers, worth up to $6000 a loan, offered no evident link to customer best interests and should be bann...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 3, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Major bank cuts home loan rates Drop of 34 basis points creates lowest ongoing variable rate from a big four bank Seven things first home buyers need to know Industry exec provides broker checklist for FHBs, as 61% fail property literacy test Dea Jolly’s step-by-step guide to tackling your first ever renovation So, you have found the perfect property and now you are eager to get stuck into adding value to it and tackling a ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 2, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australian home prices speed downward Australian property prices have recorded the steepest fall since 2011, after seeing a 0.6% month-on-month negative growth in July. According to... Interest-only borrowers are making the switch In a report on ABC News, property investor and mortgage broker Terry ... of an interest-only loan and the standard home loan has been insignificant,... NAB unveils new perks for home loan borrower...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 1, 2018

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Fintech raises $1.5m in funding The fintech has closed its recent round of funding led by Australian mortgage groups Scion of Fortitude Valley dynasty lists Teneriffe home Bevan Bicklemay be part of the Brisbane dynasty whoown and operate some of the biggest nightspots in town includingCloudland,Press Club,Birdeesand Empire but theres nothing dim about the interior of his home, and not achandelierin sight. Instead, his Tene...
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