Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 27, 2017

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

  • US home prices outpace wage growth
    But the sales growth hasn’t compelled more people to list their homes for sale, as the number of properties on the market has tumbled nearly 10 per cent in the past 12 months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said last week that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.94 per cent, down from…
  • 7 of the best beach houses around the world
    As the weather heats up, living on the coast is becoming pretty attractive.
    Here are seven of the best beach houses from around the world, where you can fall asleep to the sound ofwaves crashing.
    Bilgola, Australia

  • What's chipping away at the big four's dominance?
    They may also face a tougher grind in one of the most lucrative segments of banking: the $1.6 trillion home loan market. …. with government, over the past few years there has been a gradual decline in their dominance across the all-important mortgage market, the engine room of the big four’s profits.
  • What 2018 has in store for interest rates and house prices
    Fraught as it is to make predictions, it’s that time of year, when taking a stab at what 2018 will hold is expected of business columnists. Rather than forecast where the stock market will travel in 2018 – because that is way too dangerous – of even where commodities will go – which would be another…
  • Brisbane Heat player Mark Steketee snags Everton Park home as Big Bash season kicks off
    A Brisbane Heat player has bought a Brisbane home, in the northsides Everton Hills.
    Mark Steketeewill be hitting the pitch on Wednesday when the Heat take on the Sydney Thunder at the Gabba.
    Steketees new home is a three, bedroom, two bathroom home with a good sized backyard, perfect for some casual backyard cricket during family get togethers.