Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 30, 2017

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

  • Forget Palm Beach, the upmarket beach spots where affluent Sydneysiders are buying
    As celebrity-watchers look to Palm Beach to capture Sydneys well-heeled at play, they might do better to turn their gaze to lesser-known beachfront escapes….
  • Ten of the most run-down Sydney dump houses sold in 2017
    Development opportunity. Fixer-upper. Blank slate. Good bones. Bring your toolbox you know the drill. Theres plenty of ways to indicate that a property might not be at its best, so to speak.
    Sydneys hadno shortage of homes tagged renovate or detonatelisted and sold during 2017. Here are some of the most memorable.
    761 South Dowling Street, Redfern

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  • Lake Eildon houseboats: The hot absolute waterfront property
    So convinced are the regular renters of Lake Eildons houseboats that theyve found Australias best holiday option they will pay a premium tariff for a seven day tenure over Christmas/New Year.
    Our prices start at $5000 between Christmas and New Year, says Janet Thynne,one of the owners of Lake Eildon Marina and House Boat Hire, mildly.
    For the rusted-on lake loyalists it seems a painless payout because, Ms Thynne says, they let the booking…
  • The two new year resolutions on most people's wish list
    Comparison website finder.com.au found one-third of Australians hoped to reduce their stress levels in 2018, which was slightly ahead of their other top health priority – more sleep. Money expert Bessie Hassan said the average credit card balance of $3062 and house prices at seven times the average…
  • Tax on vacant property to hit mum and dad investors
    Property investors in Victoria contributed over $2.4 billions in tax revenue in the last financial year and this tax is yet another disincentive to invest in residential real estate. It’s important to remember that the majority of the state’s property investors are ‘mum and dad’ investors with a single investment…