Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 19, 2016

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

  • Our house prices modest – agent
    MILDURA house prices are increasing but not booming, according to a local real estate agent. Domain Group data released last week found house…
  • Want an Avoca Beach penthouse upstairs from Alan Jones?
    Set on the cliff top overlooking Avoca Beach is a boutique block of six luxury apartments that make up The Lighthouse.
    Completed in 2003, the building boasts a whos who of owners, including Macquarie Banks managing director Mary Reemst, barrister Gregory George, and Device Technologies chief Peter Ord.
    Then theres radio broadcaster Alan Jones, who set a high for the building when he paid $4.5 million for his weekender and the local apartment market in 2008 f…
  • Sales of villa units in Melbourne spike as demand heats up
    Villa units in many Melbourne suburbs are increasingly attracting substantially higher prices than flats in walk-up-style blocks from the 1960s and 70s and for good reason.
    Demand for the single-level villa units, which usually have an attached garage and a private courtyard, is on the up and up because of three compelling factors.
    The first is that villa units tick all the right financial and lifestyle boxes for older couples and singles looking to downsize.
  • China's property market shows signs of slowing as house prices come off the boil
    China’s booming property market is showing further signs of cooling with official data finding another step down in price inflation and more cities…
  • Bank switching heating up: UBS survey
    The home loan market is currently a key competitive battle ground between banks, with lenders pressured to cut their mortgage rates in order to win…
  • Is the Sydney property market still a good investment?
    The vast majority of property investors make their purchases locally while the national property market operates in waves. The Sydney market may…
  • More Aussies struggling with mortgage repayments
    The number of Australians who cannot keep up with their mortgage payments has risen, according to data from Westpac