Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 29, 2018

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

  • Sydney’s luxury apartment market goes upscale as downsizers break the rules
    Downsizing in property parlance has long referred to the empty-nester trend of moving from a family home to a smaller and often less expensive apartment.
    Not any more. Downsizing among the well-heeled has been upsized dramatically judging by some of the most notable apartments sales this year.
    Take former Woolworths chairman Ralph Waters and his wife, Helen.
    Records show that three years after his retirement, the couple have trade…
  • Ten of the cheapest towns in Queensland for buying a house
    Outside of Queenslands densely populated south-east corner, property can be bought for less than the price of a deposit in the inner city.
    Spread across the state, some of Queenslands cheapest towns often feature large, sprawling blocks of land and the type of character housing that buyers pay a premium for in Brisbanes most expensive suburbs.
    An analysis of property sales across Queensland in 2018, provided by Domain Group, has revealed the states be…
  • Planning minister Richard Wynne looking to revise planning controls to allow more Melbourne CBD towers
    More skyscrapers could spring up in the Melbourne CBD with planning minister Richard Wynne looking to change strict planning controls that have seen new apartment and office development faltering over the past two years….
  • Victoria’s 11 cheapest towns to buy a house in 2018 revealed
    The dream of owning a home in Melbourne may still seem out of reach. Even though the property market has been softening this year, prices are still too high for many prospective buyers.
    But travel a few hours out of the CBD, and some of Victorias best bargains are on offer. Here are the states 11 cheapest towns, based on Domain Group data.


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