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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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 4, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. How Dandenong became a revitalised second city for Greater Melbourne When former 400 Gradi head chef Haitham Richani decided to open his own restaurant, the decision to do it in Central Dandenong was an easy one. Everyone was warning me against opening in Dandenong, Mr Richani says. This place had a charm, just the area, the street looked good, the buildings around it I saw an opportunity here. Mr Richani and partner Stifany...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 3, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Property outlook 2020: Australia’s property market set to keep rising but will peter out mid-year, experts say The Australian property market looks set to keep rising in 2020, experts say, but price gains could peter out by mid-year if a new affordability problem emerges. Last year ended on a remarkable high after the fastest turnaround in history with soaring prices and high clearance rates. Sellers and buyers can expect mor...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 2, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Holiday at home: The best places to buy on the NSW South Coast Escaping inland life for big stretches of blue saltwater, sand and sun is one of our greatest Australian traditions. To satisfy the craving for coastal air, crowds will soon begin their annual exodus to their favourite waterfront regions, and local agents say home sales are likely to follow. As holiday-goers set their sights on making a more permanent sea-change o...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 1, 2020

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. What home owners need to do to successfully sell their property in 2020 It was a tale of two housing markets in 2019. For vendors, the first half was a lesson in low stock levels, long campaigns and disappointing sale prices, but the second half delivered somelucky vendors record-breaking results. If the more positive outlook has encouraged you to put your property on the market in early 2020, heres what you should know and ...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 31, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. The biggest mistake you can make when paying off your home loan This video is part of an exclusive 10-part series from the book: How to get mortgage-free like me, available at www.nicolessmartmoney.com.au. Paying... How to protect your home from damage during summer Ah, glorious summer, when we relax and entertain in the great outdoors. As well as the joy that summer brings, it also produces some seasonal conditions that can...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 29, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. From boom to bust: How Sydney’s auction market tracked over 2019 The outlook for Sydneys auction market was grim at the start of the year, off the back of tumbling prices, low numbers of property for sale and even lower clearance rates but it defied even the most bullish expectations. The year 2019 was a textbook example of going from bust to boom, for Sydney, with the clearance rate climbing more than 40 percentage points o...
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Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 28, 2019

Today's trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans. Now and then: How Sydney’s property market has changed since 2010 Cast your mind back to the dawn of the decade. Kevin Rudd was prime minister, iPads had not been released, and Tik Tok was a Kesha song dominating the charts, not a rapidly growing social network site. Sydney was home to about 4.58 million people and its median house price was less than $650,000. What a difference 10 years can make. Fast forward through the dec...
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