Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 27, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How to build a self-sustaining house in the middle of a country bull paddock For a new house build to be set in a bull paddock in country NSW and so remote from any services it needed to be completely self-sufficient, architect Alex Symes had a model of the structure he was proposing. On his first visit to the clients Tamworth-vicinity property, he borrowed an Akubra hat and placed it in the dust. He put it upside down becaus...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 26, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Sydney house prices jump by up to $300000 in suburbs leading the property rebound Sydney suburbs leading the property market rebound have seen median prices jump by up to $300,000 in the space of a year, new data shows, with... Melbourne's inner-city suburbs lead the property market recovery: Domain House Price Report House prices in some of Melbourne's most expensive, inner-city suburbs have moved even further out of r...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 25, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How farmers can help to reforest Australia and suck carbon from the atmosphere Australias rural landowners can play a significant role in the climate crisis by rehabilitating cleared land and storing carbon dioxide in new trees and the soil, experts say. Farmers and not-for-profit groups are forging an unlikely alliance in a bid to trap carbon in the soil and trees, which not only helps the climate but also benefits landowner...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 24, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Surf Coast house price record smashed again with $7 million-plus Lorne sale The house price record for Victorias Surf Coast is believed to have been smashed, with the $7 million-plus sale of a stunning home in Lorne. The north-facing contemporary residence at 1 Roadknight Street offers sweeping water views and soaring ceilings in a sought-after spot. On an oversized land parcel of more than 1800 squa... This is why your Quee...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 23, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Brisbane’s best buys: Six must-see properties under $700,000 Heres our pick of the best buys in Brisbane at the moment and they start at just $285,000. 8/237 Wellington Road, East Brisbane <di... House prices inch up by 0.4 per cent in ‘sleepy but steady’ Brisbane The Brisbane property market remains mostly flat following another quarter of weak growth, while the city fringe suburbs pick up the slack, new analysis has sh...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 22, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Check out this month's lowest fixed rates According to Your Mortgage's database of fixed home loans, UBank ... NAB's Tailored Home Loan - Choice Package has a fixed rate of 2.88% for a... How to negotiate a lower interest rate with your lender in five simple steps If you think you're paying too much interest on your home loan, it's time to contact your lender and ask for a better deal. But there's more to it than that. ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 21, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. First-home buyer lending drops The government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme will also assist eligible ... Loans to property investors increased by 2.2% on a monthly basis. Gold Coast property: More owners risking default, shock new data shows Of the city's 89,161 borrowing households, 15,036 are deemed in mortgage stress. It means they are spending at least 30 per cent of their income on... Saving for a house deposit? Th...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 20, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Rents rise in most Victorian regional towns in 2019: Domain Rental Report Rents are on the rise across most regional areas in Victoria, withincreased interest from priced-out Melburnians and a small number of rental homes for sale putting pressure on markets, experts say. Median house rents in all but four regional local government areas had either held steady or risen in the year to December 2019, the Domain Rental Report, r...
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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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