Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 10, 2016

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

  • Beyond Sydney: A house of distinction in Wentworth Falls
    A raft of well-known people have owned this magnificent Blue Mountains house since it was built in the 1880s.
    They range from a granddaughter of explorer Gregory Blaxland of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson fame to newspaper proprietor Sir James Reading Fairfaxs brother-in-law and years later, a member of Hordern retail dynasty the family the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park is named after.
    And now, after a dozen years of ownership, most of which…
  • Sydney property: Refined Elizabeth Bay apartment rises from the rubble
    About two years ago, this stunning apartment was little more than a shell full of rubble. Its exacting vendor, who has owned it for about 11 years, completely gutted the interior and started again. His aim was to create a beautiful home that was also notably sleek and he chose a meticulous team of expert tradies to bring it to fruition. Its been a real mission,&rdquo…
  • Title Deeds: Sydney’s shining stars of 2016
    As the fireworks went off over Sydney Harbour last New Years Eve and 27-year-old Shangjin Lin bought Villa Igiea as his first Sydney home for $52 million, it was hard to imagine how the 2016 property market could possibly beat that….
  • Banks hike mortgage rates across the board
    Banks are raising mortgage rates across the board, stepping up their recent … ANZ, the third largest home loan lender with $81 billion in loans to…
  • Fitch lowers banks' outlook from stable to negative
    We expect Australian house prices to remain high relative to peer countries. … Meanwhile, property investors are providing most of the momentum in the residential housing … This would continue to provide support to house prices.
  • When home buyers should let it go
    If you have a smallish mortgage on your existing home say $100,000 and turn it into an investment property, there’s a good chance you won’t be…
  • Home loan approvals dip in October
    The number of home loan commitments by owner-occupiers fell by -0.8% in October to -4.3% on year. Loans for established properties fell by -0.8%…
  • Major bank raises investment property rates
    A third major bank has announced an increase of its variable property rates for investors