Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 2, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Lock in a sub 3% loan until 2023 Fixed Rates: Home buyers can now lock in sub-three per cent mortgage repayments ... There are now 22 three-year fixed rate home loan products for... ‘It just went bang’: Enthusiastic buyers return to Melbourne auction market Melbournes property market has rolled into spring on a high. Clearance rates hit 75.7 per cent up 3.6 per cent from a week ago. Experts believe enthusiastic buyers have ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 1, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Melbourne apartment buyers cautious on new properties amid cladding, defects worries Melbournes new apartment market is showing the strain of high-profile cladding and defects problems, with buyers cautious and in some cases dropping out of purchases altogether. Demand has been picking up faster for established apartments, new figures show, while some property developers are pulling out all the stops to woo potential purchase...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 31, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Victorian government to tighten rules on statements of information to protect potential buyers The biggest overhaul to the laws governing Victorias real estate agents in decades is getting tightened, as new figures reveal nearly 5000 complaints have been made to authorities in the past three years. Notoriously difficult to prove and, the figures show, rarely enforced, underquoting occurs when an agent provides a price guide l...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 30, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. ‘I thought, ‘I could do this”: When Mike Dunn listed his home for sale, he found his career calling Underwhelmed by the service he received when he was trying to offload his first apartment, Mike Dunn switched from a career in finance to selling homes on the idyllic northern beaches.... The best homes for sale right now: Nine Sydney properties to see this Saturday, August 31 Whether the laid-back beach house or the chic terr...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 29, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. ASIC announces ‘mortgage broker accountability’ project More intensive supervision part of regulators four-year plan released just yesterday Group’s profit up 86% thanks to brokers Growth in non-bank sector linked to climbing mortgage broker market share, says CEO Osher Gunsberg’s Bondi Beach pad and apartment below it snapped up by local investor A local investor has snapped up TV host Osher Gunsbergs Bondi Beach pad and ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 28, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Proposed changes already stimulating property market Data suggests discussion around future measures leading to present confidence Brokerage launches new home loan range Products cater to borrowers locked out by tightening lending conditions Industry lauds appointment of Minister for Housing "As the biggest slowdown in the development of residential housing in our history threatens to see house prices skyrocket again as dem...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 27, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Couple blames $430000 loss on Westpac's 'irresponsible lending' ... Westpac Banking Corp for failing to assess their home loan applications properly after it underestimated their living expenses by $6570 a month. The $5 million-plus Toorak house set to be knocked down for apartments A $5 million-plus Toorak house is set to be knocked down for prestige apartments by a company linked to the original developer of...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 26, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Two Glebe families switch houses in rare neighbourhood sale No longer the realms of reality TV, two Sydney households have decided to swap homes. This time its permanent. Glebe resident Sophie Townsend had decided to downsize and put her Hereford Street home on the market, despite dreading the idea of an auction and the uncertainty of an imminent move. I hate this sort of stuff, Id been thinking of selling for quite some time...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 25, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Could The Lodge in Canberra ever go on the market? The White House. 10 Downing Street. The Lodge. One of these is not like the others. Of course, they are all homes for their respective countrys leaders but while two are easily recognisable, the Australian prime ministers home in the nations capital is hidden away and is much more modest. Also, for the better part of the last two decades, its not had a full-time resident. Pri...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 24, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The end is near for price declines — AMP "However, given still-high house prices and poor affordability, still very high debt levels, tighter lending standards, and rising unemployment, a quick... APRA's mortgage rules a big win for Western Australia buyers APRA's mortgage rules a big win for Western Australia buyers ... (APRA)'s proposals to ease serviceability rules for home loan applications, calling it ... were intr...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 23, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Brisbane’s cheapest suburbs by proximity to the CBD Brisbanes cheapest suburbs closest to the CBD have been revealed and if youre in the market for a house, you can still pick one up for under $500,000, less than 10 kilometres from the CBD. According to new data from Domain, there are still a number of sleeper suburbs close to the city centre that have median sale prices considerably less than their surrounding areas. Houses...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 22, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Banks Bounce As APRA Loosens Lending Reins However, banks have progressively tightened mortgage underwriting ... to contain surging house prices in Sydney and Melbourne especially which... APRA to banks: It's time to relax lending rules Under the previous requirements, a borrower gunning for a mortgage with an interest rate of 3.9% would be assessed to repay the mortgage at an... Spare Ryde from medium density housing ...
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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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