Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- The Muse in St Kilda Road will have Melbourne’s most expensive apartment, comes with $33,000 toilet
A $33,000 toilet with a gold-plated remote is among the uber luxuries at Melbournes most expensive apartment.
The penthouse at the yet-to-be-constructed St Kilda Road complex, The Muse, has hit the market with a colossal price tag of $45 million.
Its sale will smash the previous national record set by the penthouse at Southbanks Australia 108, which sold for $25 million in 2015.
Property developer Kane Devitt says buyers are already circling.
- Sydney residents say government’s fast-tracking of development ‘fails to address overshadowing’
Helen Perssonis devastated after a developer was given the go-ahead to build a two-storey house next door to her beloved single-level Hunters Hill home of 56 years that will almost completely block out her sunlight.
Under state government fast-track legislation for complying development, which doesnt specifically guarantee neighbours access to natural light, the 83-year-old said she wasnt even given a decent chance to object.
- Banks, mortgage brokers, real estate agents considered least ethical: 2018 Ethics Index
Bankers, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers are among the most distrusted professionals in Australia, according to a new study.
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- It's all about balance: Using an offset account to your advantage
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- More Melbourne sellers seek out vendor advocates, but do they deliver? Opinion is split
Vendors advocates are finding more work in Melbournes turbulent market, as owners grapple with how to price their properties in a cooling market and a clearance rate significantly lower than last year.
Industry professionals sayvendor advocates arebecoming more practical for sellers whose properties may not stand out as buyer activity recedes and Melbournes clearance rates float between 50 and 60 per cent.
But agents and some analysts suggest tha…
- Australian property industry turns to India to supplement falling Chinese investment
The amount of Chinese cash which once poured into Australian property has about halved, leaving developers and agents scrambling to recapture the record volumes of investment.
A joint report by Investorist and the Domain Group showed that as industry interest in selling off-the-plan propertyto Chinese investors declined, it was increasing in the surrounding, growing economies.
While Investorist chief executive Jon Ellis said it was unlikely the recent explosion of foreign …