Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Five signs you have a bad property manager
Smart landlords know the value of professional property managers but even the most experienced investors can wind up with a bad operator.
From irregular inspection reports to rental arrears and payment discrepancies, there are a number of signs that youve been lumped with a bad property manager.
Hot Property Management co-owner and office manager Maddyson Solano said one of the most obvious signs was that the agency only had staff with minimal experience.
- Post-Black Saturday, new houses are being built on Kinglake’s old street grid
No-one who was there that day February 7, 2009 no-one who lost family, friends, neighbours, stock or property at Kinglake will ever forget.
But as the biblical horror of Black Saturday recedes and as the mountain township rebuilds itself as a town of new houses on an old street grid, there is a palpable sense of regeneration.
Aside from the charcoal-coloured trunks and the bare limbs of burned branches that poke above the virulent new eucalypt …
- Frasers wins $2.2bn development with social housing component
The news comes as spiralling house prices in Sydney have pushed home ownership seemingly out of reach for many, and after the Martin Place…
- How to 'squeeze every dollar' from record-low wage growth
Switching from the current average variable home loan rate of 4.50 per cent to … which is where you apply for a new mortgage to replace the original.
- ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announces balanced budget for 2016-17
… improved result is delivered partly on the back of higher income from stamp duty – the tax on house sales, presumably driven by higher house prices.
- 'Best' investment plans have realistic buffers: Financial Mappers
Beware Australian property investors! … As a result of the shifting landscape, mortgage brokers and financial planners need to ensure that clients’…
- Surging house prices threaten liveability in Melbourne
If property trends continue on their current path, Melbourne could become just as unaffordable as Sydney, analysts warn
- Regional cities boast robust property markets
Strong employment growth, an infrastructure boom, and economic dynamism are having a positive effect on median property values