Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 14, 2017

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

  • Canberra housing market poised for another stellar year
    “During the five months to October, first-home buyers have accounted for about 20% of the owner-occupied mortgage commitments financed. This has provided the highest entry-level participation rate since 2013,” Powell noted. Powell said market buoyancy and renewed confidence are projected to…
  • RBA: First-time homebuyers can't afford Sydney
    The Australian property market is increasingly difficult for young first-time homebuyers to break into, particularly in Sydney. A study by the Reserve Bank of Australia found that the median potential first homebuyer with an estimated purchasing power of around $474,000 could afford just a little over…
  • Top holiday destinations for property investors
    Before you start snapping up vacation properties in Noosa and Mornington Peninsula, pay heed to this tip: Some of the suburbs that offer the greatest potential investment-wise are a little off the beaten track. LocationScore grades each suburb using eight key indicators that measure the level of supply…
  • Ashbury, the tiny Sydney inner-west suburb obsessed with Christmas lights
    For most of the year, secluded Second Street in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Ashbury is calm. City slickers might even call the place dull.
    But on a certain day each December, the street collectively flicks the switch to one of the biggest displays of Christmas lights in Greater Sydney, and the crowds come running.
    When Domain visited Second Street one evening this week, the footpath was h…
  • International glamour in the heart of Cottesloe, Perth’s most prestigious beachside suburb
    This stunning, architecturally crafted modern home has been designed with a very sophisticated, international lifestyle in mind.
    Set on a quiet leafy street, just minutes from Cottesloe Beach, it stands out from its more modest traditional residential neighbours with its boxy exterior, bold linear lines and sophisticated interplay of glass, marble, travertine and concrete.
    Seamlessly blending expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces and oriented to the north to capture the bes…
  • Top holiday destinations for property investors
    Popular holiday destinations have long been perceived as being less than ideal for property investors; however, new data from LocationScore is challenging this notion