Change of Name Request – First Option Credit Union (now First Option Bank)

Hi there, Please update our name (and logo) on your website. We are now called First Option Bank, was Credit Union. Let me know where to send the new logo. Thanks, Mark Communications Manager First Option Bank https://www.mortgageseek.com.au/listings/first-option-credit-union-limited/
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 21, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. ANZ laments broker retreat, anticipates subdued growth Deloitte asked 10 industry executives for their take on emerging issues in the home loan space, including their forecasts for mortgage growth. Mixed RBA signals cloud rate outlook Mr Lowe also expressed concern regarding a potential spike in borrowing activity in the mortgage market, if rates were to fall further. ANZ Research... Heartland earnings bolstered by reverse ...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 20, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Where can first-home buyers find a home under the First Home Loan Deposit scheme cut-off? It lets buyers avoid paying lenders mortgage insurance even with a deposit as low as 5 per cent, for singles on an income of $125,000 or less,... What happens to the family home when you get divorced? The total value of the assets and the ability to get a mortgage in a single name to pay the other party out are also considerations, she ...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 19, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What is driving Canberra’s strong auction clearance rates? With January in our rearview mirrors, the Canberra property market has well and truly taken off with preliminary Domain data recording the citys auction clearance rate at 90 per cent on Saturday. There were 41 scheduled auctions. This comes off the back of the previous weekends clearance rate of 83 per cent out of 51 scheduled auctions. According to Domain Group econo...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 18, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Five simple yet effective ways to cut the cost of your renovation Theres nothing quite like a renovation to transform a home, but it can also be a sure-fire way to drain your bank account. Before you take out that second mortgage, consider if your home and wallet will benefit from a straightforward update rather than a full-scale renovation. A half-finished renovation due to lack of funds is never ideal but with some planni...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 17, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Historic Kensington home in former pharmacy for sale for $1.35 million to $1.45 million A home in a former pharmacy, and one of Kensingtons oldest buildings, has hit the market for the first time in almost a decade with price hopes of $1.35 million to $1.45 million. The two-bedroom home at 20 Rankins Road is one half of the former United Friendly Society dispensary, or pharmacy, built in 1915. ... Six houses sell for more th...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 16, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Potts Point terrace set for wrecking ball almost 50 years after ‘green bans’ Almost half a century after Kings Cross journalist Juanita Nielsen joined forces with Jack Mundeys green bans movement to save the historic houses lining Victoria Street from being developed into apartments, Sydney City Council has approved the demolition of a terrace to make way for a luxury four-bedroom residence.... The Victorian regional areas w...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 15, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Australian expats list their homes to beat looming changes to capital gains tax It was only by chance that London-based expats Greg Pritchard and My Truong happened upon a random accountancy website alerting them to looming changes to the Australian capital gains tax regime. It was a lucky find given that 35 years after the CGT exemption was applied to the Australian family home, it is set to be scrapped for non-resident Aust...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 14, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Valentine’s Day: Most romantic homes in Canberra  Valentines Day has finally arrived, and in the spirit of all things love, Allhomes has gathered some of Canberras most romantic homes on the market. Whether youre in a relationship or not or as Emma Watson put it, self-partnered todays the day you treat each other or treat yo self. If youre wanting to spruce up your love life without actually leaving the house, th... The De...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 13, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The most affordable suburbs to rent a house in Canberra With Canberras median asking rent for houses topping the list as the highest in the country, Canberra renters are feeling the pinch while on the hunt for a new home with many inspections drawing fierce competition.... MasterChef contestants’ former house in Melbourne’s Canterbury for sale for $4.8 million to $5.2 million Fancy yourself a whiz in the kitchen? The contest...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 12, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Most Australian capital cities likely to set new house price records: Domain forecasts House prices in most Australian capital cities are set to hit new records this year as home buyers take advantage of very low interest rates, a new forecast shows. Sydney house prices are likely to jump 10 per cent to a whopping $1.25 million median by the end of the year, Domains Property Price Forecasts February 2020 show. This would be ...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 11, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Insurers brace for payouts as claims spike from Sydney’s huge rain event With roofs collapsing under the weight of the wild weather, floodwaters running into homes and new builds suddenly discovering damaging leaks all around, the home insurance industry is bracing for another huge round of payouts. Already, by 7am Monday, insurers had received over 10,000 claims stretching from the south coast of NSW to south-east Queensland...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 9, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Once million-dollar dropouts, in these Melbourne suburbs house prices are back up above $1 million When Sul Thompson and his wife Mamiko Nakada bought their Blackburn South house in 2011, they had no idea it would one day be worth more than $1 million. I dont think we were market-savvy enough to really have an idea of what was going to happen, Mr Thompson said. The couple bought the three-bedroom home for $690,000 and were at...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 8, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. First-home buyers to turn to smaller lenders, as available scheme places with major banks run out First-home buyers will need to turn to smaller lenders quickly to use a new government loan scheme to get onto the property ladder in the coming months, with all the places available from the big banks already taken up. More than 5700 Australians have signed up for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which enables first-home buye...
More

Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 7, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Former federal Labor leader Bill Shorten sells Melbourne house for $1,655,100 Former federal opposition leader Bill Shorten has sold his Melbourne house for a whisker more than his asking price, as the family moves elsewhere in his electorate. The opposition spokesman for the NDIS offloaded his five-bedroom, two-bathroom residence in Moonee Ponds for $1,655,100, public records show. It had been listed for sa... Best Interest...
More