Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership August 8, 2016

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

  • Northam manor seeks new owner
    Property buyers have the chance to secure a piece of West Australian history, with a heritage-listed mansion in Northam on offer for $2.2 million.
    Set in the heart of the Avon Valley on 21 hectares, the 21-room Buckland House last changed hands 15 years ago.
    The two-storey Victorian Georgian residence was built in 1876 for the Dempsters a prominent pioneering family who w…
  • Melbourne budget buyers whisk houses off the market before advertising begins
    Once limited to the top end of town, secret property deals are becoming more common across Melbournes property market.
    A growing number of keen first-timers and budget buyers are also quietly whisking properties off market before they areadvertised,to get ahead of the game.
    A shortage of stock in several popular pockets of Melbourne means thatin a market favouring sellers, savvy buyers are proactively approaching agents who may have a vendor hoping for a…
  • Malcolm Turnbull must break free of the populists
    But he was plainly wrong to declare that the banks should pass on the full 25 point cut to mortgage borrowers, as the Financial Review also has…
  • Judge allows PwC to be sued for bad accounting advice
    In Miami, a jury trial began this week in a $US5.5bn lawsuit filed by the official who is winding down what’s left of mortgage lender Taylor Bean…
  • Commonwealth Bank results tipped to show why it held back part of RBA rate cut
    None of the banks have passed the full rate cut on to their mortgage … basis point cut to its mortgage customers, following the latest 25 basis point cut…
  • DIY super investors back banks over rate cuts
    Banks are under attack for not passing on the full rate cut to their mortgage holders. … banks’ decision not to pass on last week’s interest rate cut in full to home loan customers and welcomed the increase to rates on deposit accounts.