Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 17, 2017

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

  • Nightingale developers to make over Duckett Street, Brunswick with seven new mid-level buildings
    A Brunswick street is set to be transformed into a sustainable apartment village, appealing to millennials who want to live in community-focused housing close to the inner-city.
    Developers Nightingale have secured seven sites on Duckett Street in conjunction with seven of Melbournes top architects, who will each build a mid-rise apartment building on the street.
    Nightingale Village is set to be completed in 2020, and, like other projects by the develope…
  • Sydney’s top 20 trophy homes sales in 2017
    Sydneys trophy home market has recorded its biggest year to date with more than half a billion dollars changing hands from the top 20 sales alone.
    The $552 million worth of deals comes despite a lack of foreign buyers among the top sales. This years high turnout of local identities behind the biggest deals marks a dramatic turnaround on just two years ago when eight of the top 10 sales were funded by overseas business interests.
    Agents say foreign buyers have been …
  • How to beat financial depression this festive season
    Catherine’s mum, Lee, 57, owns her home, but after refinancing the house after separating from Catherine’s father, her mortgage repayments are … If you have house prices going up at twice the rate of wages, and utilities bills going up even faster, that creates the biggest financial challenge, he adds.
  • 'The Block' site Elsternwick our most popular suburb of 2017
    The agent said the increased demand, coming largely from young couples and families, had boosted Kensington house prices. This was reflected in the sales of neighbouring three-bedroom, two-bathroom warehouse homes on Hardiman St: No. 67 fetched $1.76 million last weekend $320,000 more…
  • Beachfront Maroubra apartment passed in at $1.28 million in sign of the times
    While temperatures soared outside, the signs of Sydneys cooling property market were evident for all to see at the auction of a Maroubra apartment on Saturday.
    It had all the makings of a hot Sydney auction:a prime beachfront setting, gorgeous views and apartment hunters keen to buy before Christmas.
    But that wasnt enough to secure a new owner for the ground floor,two-bedroom apartment at<a href="…
  • Former blouse factory in Moonee Ponds fetches $1.49 million at auction
    A former blouse factory in Moonee Ponds has soared $350,000 above its reserve, selling for $1.49 million at auction on Saturday.
    The heritage-listed Edwardian building, owned by the local council, wasone of more than 1400 properties scheduled to go under the hammer in Melbourne.
    Built circa 1913, the red-brick building at 34 Wilson Street is the oldest surviving factory of that …