Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 23, 2016

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

  • Between a developer and an apartment block: a 100-year-old-home hits the market
    This Woolloongabba house is on the market for first time in more than 100 yearsand has stood unchanged as apartment buildings shot up around it.
    Its the original home, its a really big block of land, Position Property agent Lee Marburg said.
    The owners of 43 Regent Street were no longer able to keep the house in the family, which Mr Marburg said prompted t…
  • Experts reveal the worst renovations in heritage properties
    Despite its relatively young age, Australia has a rich architectural history worthy of preserving.
    Unfortunately, due to the decline in speciality tradespeople and materials commonly used in older properties from the mid 1800s to 1940s, once a period homes features are altered, it is unlikely these can ever be recreated.
    Here, property experts share anecdotes detailing the worst renovation jobs theyve witnessed in architecturally significant homes, some of which th…
  • How long it takes to save a deposit
    Low interest rates, sluggish wage growth, and rising house prices are … up house prices, making home ownership less affordable for first time buyers.
  • Australian architecture for beginners
    Since the mid-1800s, Australian residential architecture has evolved significantly to span numerous styles adopted from Britain and the US.
    From the California bungalow that represents the impact of Hollywood on Australian culture, to the post-war property that embodies stability and growth after World War II, each of these styles is indicative of the lifestyle, influences and economic climate of the time.
    We take a look at six of the most iconic styles that define Australia&rsq…
  • Commercial markets rising – good news for economy
    Building activity for commercial property markets is showing signs of a revival which if sustained will provide a boost for a flagging national economy.
    Latest ABS data reveals that the national value of the primary commercial property sectors of retail, office and industrial approved for construction over the October quarter surged to a new post GFC record of $5.52bn
    The primary or Prime Supply commercial development sectors have now recorded building approvals to the value of …
  • ME Bank study reveals holidays twice as important as a mortgage in 2017
    THE great Australian dream is supposed to be a house, but one study has found that more than twice as many people would rather spend on a holiday…
  • Aussies choose holidays over home ownership
    Would you rather saddle yourself with a mortgage, or kick back in Mauritius? Picture: Supplied. ME spokesman Nic Emery pointed to a tendency of…
  • First home buyers 'locked out' of Sydney real estate, struggle in Melbourne
    The bank’s report compares local incomes to house prices, and calculates how long it would take for a couple setting aside 20 per cent of their pre-tax…
  • Victorian postcodes experiencing greatest mortgage stress
    An in-depth look at mortgage stress in Australia has found a significant proportion of the worst 100 postcodes lie in Victoria