Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Three of the best homes for sale in Seaforth
Could Seaforth be ready to give its eastern neighbours a shake-up as buyers recognise the growing appeal of this suburb which hugs the northern banks of Middle Harbour?
Its a highly desirable suburb, says Stone Real Estate Seaforth agent Maria Cassarino. Seaforth is now more popular than Clontarf and Balgowlah Heights. I think its the larger blocks, the views and aspects and the quality of stock on the market this year.
The other k…
- Melbourne set for auction avalanche as vendors rush to sell before Christmas
Melbourne is preparing for an avalanche of almost2400 auctions just two weeks before Christmas, with the market finishing the year witha record-breaking weekend.
More than 1000 properties will go under the hammer on December 17the largest final offeringin the citys history andsurpassing the previous record of 695 set last year, Domain Group data shows.
One vendor is even hedging their bets to sellon Christmas Ev…
- How to make the most of an open for inspection
Buying a house is a high-pressure operation. After years of saving, the real decisions can often come down to just 30 minutes the average length of an open for inspection.
Which, when you think about it, is less time than youd spend watching a single episode of The Block. So how can you make the most of the limited time available, without getting caught up in the heat of the moment?
Property lecturer and author Peter Koulizos says going in prepared is the…
- Sydney MP Alex Greenwich warns Airbnb backlash could lead to ban
- Suncorp, ING join trend to hike interest rates
… and ING Direct have become the latest lenders to lift variable home loan rates, … Mortgage Choice chief John Flavell said more banks would inevitably … The direction is definitely north, Mr Flavell said of bank mortgage rates,…
- Mortgage stress bites as arrears rise
The report showed West Australian arrears were up nearly 50 per cent during the quarter compared with 2015 and were likely to grow as house prices…
- Banks consider raising interest rates over Xmas
THE major banks are considering the ultimate Grinch act of raising variable interest rates, slugging the majority of mortgage holders in the lead up to…
- The rates honeymoon is over
More than one third of the home loan market has increased its fixed rate loans … Home Loan Experts’ managing director Otto Dargan said for any lenders … said the rising cost of funding and competitive mortgage market had helped…
- APRA concerned about “frogs in pots”: Mortgage Choice
The mortgage franchises CEO has also predicted a sideways property market
- Sub-aggregator settles over $20m since August
Since its launch, the firm has attracted a number of new brokers disenfranchised with current institution-led aggregators