Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 4, 2018

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

  • 5 Things you should know about refinancing your home for a renovation project
    Are you thinking of refinancing your mortgage soon? There are many things to consider before you do that. Like any decision, it can have its good and…
  • PM Malcolm Turnbull backs plans for integrity officers
    Trailing commissions paid to mortgage brokers, worth up to $6000 a loan, offered no evident link to customer best interests and should be banned…
  • We’ve been unfairly branded: Locals say there’s a new Broady
    When 29-year-old Sandra Karas and husband Emmanuel were looking to buy a larger property, they knew they wanted somewhere close to family.
    We have family and friends who live in Hume and Moreland, Ms Karas said. Especially with the traffic in Melbourne at the moment, we didnt want to live too far away.
    They considered Pascoe Vale, Oak Park and other suburbs just south of the Ring Road, but none could offer the space and price…
  • Credit crunch hits developers, builders, would-be homeowners
    While some banks dropped their mortgage rates this week, particularly for owner-occupiers, more restrictive funding was expected … Mr North expects new starts to fall as house prices drift lower, loans tighten and investors drop out.
  • Industry award points to ‘quality and innovation’ for Sydney developments
    Sydneys built environment has a stellar future judging by the quality and design of some of its top property developments, according to industry experts.
    As the winners of the best NSW projects of the year were unveiled on Friday evening, chief executive of the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Steve Mann predicted an inventive future for building.
    We are excited for the future of the city after seeing projects like these, Mr Mann said. Qua…
  • ANZ rate cut eases fears on old loans
    ANZ’s move to slash variable rates for some new home loan customers makes a rate rise on existing … As a result we believe the announcement by ANZ makes back-book mortgage repricing by the major banks less likely.
  • James Packer smashes Bondi Beach record with $29 million sale of his bachelor pad
    James Packer has off-loadedhis Bondi Beach bachelor pad for $29 million, making it Australias most expensive coastal home.
    The bullish price was paid by father and son property investors Roy and Anthony Medich, who have made a run of prime real estate acquisitions in the past year.
    The casino mogul has long been reluctant to part with the redundant property, despite listing it briefly in <a href="…