Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership April 20, 2019

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

  • Queensland man's foolproof hack to saving $55K house deposit
    In the market? Find the right home loan to suit your lifestyle. After speaking with a mortgage broker, he was told the first step was to eliminate that debt,…
  • Couple purchase home in repurposed Alexander and Albemarle buildings where they first met in the ’70s
    They met more than 40 years ago, now Jan and Rob Oldham are coming full circle and returning to where their love began.
    In 1977, the pair met when they were both working at the Department of Health in Woden at the Alexander and Albemarle buildings. They both had desks on the fifth floor of the Alexander building.
    Straight away we knew we had that connection and more than 40 years later we are still going strong, Jan said. </…
  • APRA's housing market triumph points to a better way Alan KohlerFollow @AlanKohler
    Now, these things might be false signals, short-lived, and the dire views about house prices in Sydney and Melbourne that they will fall by 20 per…
  • How a short-selling King chooses his prey
    In a departure from consensus, King says: “We think Australian house prices have almost finished their fall so we are not short the Australian banks or…
  • Who’s who of Sydney stake a claim on Southern Highlands holiday homes
    Sydneys prestige home owners might be forgoing the pleasures of buying our own city high-end real estate, but it seems were still partial to a weekender in the Southern Highlands.
    Testament to that is therecent off-market sale of John Boyds Robertson property for $8.75 million to acompany owned by Raelynn Malouf, daughter of the late property tycoon Michael Malouf.
    Fuelling local sentiment was the sale of <a href="https://www.domain.com.au/news/b…
  • Little-known grazier buys John Hewson’s Southern Highlands estate for $6m
    As the Southern Highlands readies for its busiest weekend of the year for well-heeled holiday home shoppers, the mystery buyer of John Hewsons Invergowrie estate is finally revealed.
    Settlement this week revealed it was little-known Queensland grazier Victoria Anderson who is behind the Exeter property purchase, having taken possession of it in the name of a company trust and with no mortgage on title.
    The Tudor-style residence became one of the areas most renowned…
  • Older Americans Are Underestimating Their Retirement Income Needs, and It's Going to Hurt Them …
    After all, many seniors enter retirement mortgage-free, and many of the costs associated with having a job go away. But while you might see your living…
  • The suburbs most popular for Victorian first-home buyers
    Melbourne first-home buyers are looking to build or buy a home closer to the CBD, shunning the commute from the south-eastern suburbs, new data from the State Revenue Office has revealed.
    Thedata includes the number of applications for first-home buyer grants or stamp duty concessions or exemptions by postcode in Victoria between January and March this year.
    It found suburbs of postcode 3064 including Craigieburn, Kalkallo, Mick…