Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership April 11, 2018

Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.

  • House prices more globally in sync: report
    A new analysis by the International Monetary Fund has found house prices are showing a greater tendency to move in tandem across countries and major global cities, … The IMF says rising house prices have been a feature of the economic recovery in many countries since the global financial crisis.
  • Are borrowers ditching fixed-rate mortgages?
    Citing figures from industry firm Mortgage Choice, Australian Broker reported that fixed rate home loans only accounted for 21.35% of all borrowings … Dearle also mentioned that the low-interest-rate environment is also a factor in the increasing preference for home loan products with variable rates,…
  • Perth Hills: The ‘unusual’ region that offers country-style living 30 minutes from Perth CBD
    Have you ever yearned for country living but cant imagine being too far from the city and airport?
    The Perth Hills, a scattering of townships on the ranges of the Darling Scarp, deliver a bucolic rural setting only 30 minutes drive from the Perth CBD.
    Patrick Harper, an agent with The Agency WA, says locals enjoy a laidback village lifestyle but can comfortably accommo…
  • To infinity and beyond: Mount Martha property with the perfect pool hits the prestige market
    There are infinity pools, and then theres the offering at80 Bradford Road,Mount Martha.
    Panoramic bay views stretching from Safety Beach to Port Phillip Heads are a highlight of this designer property.
    Wrapped in imported Indian limestone, the home features high ceilings, blackbutt flooring, a spectacular kitchen with a 12-seater island bench, a heated poo…
  • Property investor selling six neighbouring Wantirna houses set for $3 million windfall
    After quietly buying up six adjacent houses in Melbournes east last year, a property investor is offloading them all and hoping for a hefty windfall.
    Under various company names, the developer snapped up the neighbouring properties in Wantirna, 24 kilometres from the CBD, for a combined total of about $6.5 million, according to title records.
    Bundled up together and now listed on the market as a once in a lifetime opportunity, the 4500-square metre parcel of…
  • Black Mirror-style bond system set to revolutionise Australia’s rental industry
    A system where youre entitled to financial services based on your Uber rating and data pulled from your Facebook or Twitter sounds like the plot for an episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror, but its an actual servicebeing rolled out in Australia.
    The speculative sci-fi show Black Mirror presents worst-case scenarios based on real world technologies.
    The concept for Trustbond has similarities to the episode Nosedive where c…
  • Demand for fixed rate mortgages continue to fall
    Home loan approval data from Mortgage Choice shows a shift to variable rate home loans