Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 15, 2016

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

  • Banks can't cut brokers' commissions without losing share
    Banks would struggle to ease the pressure on their margins by slicing commissions paid to mortgage brokers, according to one of the biggest players,…
  • Best Brisbane suburbs for rentals
    Brisbane rental vacancy rates among highest in the country
    Brisbanes high rental vacancy rates haveshifted the power from landlords to tenants with far more rental options available.
    Vacancies for houses are at 2.6 per cent and units are soaring at 3.1 per cent.
    New Domain Group data has separated the number of vac…
  • When home staging takes the home out of home
    On a recent Friday evening I pulled into the driveway of the weekend home here that my partner and I have shared for the past couple of years and registered the first in a series of Twilight Zone-ish shocks. The car headlights swept the glass sliders of our modern house, illuminating a reconfiguration of the living room furniture so curious, I half-suspected slippage on the Ventura Fault….
  • How to pay for the rising cost of education
    The extra capital in the home loan reduces the interest paid, and increases … He says putting extra into the mortgage by putting all income into the…