Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 4, 2017

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

  • How will the Royal Commission affect interest rates?
    Turnbull’s decision to greenlight the inquiry came after a series of scandals including allegations of mortgage fraud, dodgy financial advice, and life insurance improprieties ignited public anger and prompted all levels of government to ask Canberra to take action. Will the Royal Commission push…
  • Australian opinions divided over home prices
    As property owners traditionally want prices to go up, ME home loan expert Patrick Nolan said it is surprising that 20% of those with an investment property and 24% of those who already own a home actually wanted the prices to fall. “But with high prices disrupting the dream of home ownership and the…
  • How REA and NAB made their tech work together
    The aim was to allow a home buyer to start their home loan journey on, obtain a fully digital, credit-checked home loan application and then see how that home loan would apply to any property they looked at on the site. About 12 months ago, a small group of us got together to…
  • Melbourne auctions: Two regions stand out on rain-affected weekend
    The southern and northern suburbs generated Melbournes strongest real estate sales results at the weekend as buyers splurged more than $500 million on properties.
    At least seven out of every 10 houses offered at auctions in these areas changed hands in Saturdays rain-affected market, according to data from the Domain Group.

    But in the inner-city region, only 58 per cent of 89 houses auctioned were sold, while 55 per cent of the 64 inner-city units th…

  • Brisbane councillor Jonathan Sri lives on a houseboat so he can donate half his pay
    Brisbanes most colourful councillor has taken to living in a houseboat, well beneath his means.
    Its not an easy life, Jonathan Sri said. Kayaking on and off every day, being attacked by sandflies
    Cr Sri has been living on the boat with his girlfriend since March this year, after buying the houseboat on the Gold Coast and driving it up closer to home.
    The living space inside is just five metres by three, which makes f…
  • Blank canvasses and fixer-uppers sell strongly at Sydney auctions
    Weekend auction buyers targeted blank-canvas properties, including a fire-damaged house in Rosebery that sold for a higher-than-expected $1.516 million.
    Despite a rain-affected auction market on Saturday, fixer-uppers and knock-down jobs that buyers can readily add value toprompted some of the most competitive bidding duels in different pockets of Sydney.

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  • How will the Royal Commission affect interest rates?
    Some analysts say the Commission could lead to higher mortgage rates
  • Australian opinions divided over home prices
    Traditionally, Australians fall into two camps: property owners who want prices to rise and non-owners who want prices to fall.