Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership December 8, 2017

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

  • Bank probe to include payday lenders
    Payday lenders and mortgage brokers will make up part of the remit of the royal commission into the banking and financial services sector. This will take focus of the year-long inquiry beyond the four big banks, one of the criticisms levelled at the Turnbull government when the royal commission was first…
  • Smart Cities Plan data leaves Bendigo trailing in employment growth, median income and education
    Numbers don’t improve in the housing sector with 11.2 per cent of people under rent stress and 4.77 per cent of home owners under mortgage stress. Financial stress is classed as rent or mortgage payments making up 30 per cent or more of the home’s income. On a positive note, Bendigo has the third…
  • Why Ca’n Busquera in Mallorca is the perfect holiday home
    Here is a recipe for the perfect summer-holiday house: take one part gorgeous yet under-the-radar location, add one part charming view and gently mix together while adding secluded en suite accommodation and relaxed living spaces.
    Stir in a few private nooks for siestas, and finally, add a refreshing swimming pool alongside a spacious outdoor living and dining area. With the recipe complete, you can sit back with family and friends, and enjoy.
    The inspiration for this recipe is …
  • HomeStart Finance helped many SA first-home buyers enter the market
    The lender approved more than $400m worth of home loans in the past financial year
  • Improved affordability sees flood of FHBs
    Borrowers are spending less of their income on their mortgages as more first home buyers enter the market nationwide