Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 12, 2018

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

  • Auction watch: Cook home astounds at auction

    Canberras temperature was not the only thing that was hot over the weekend, with auction sales soaring above suburb median house prices.
    In Cook, <a href="https://www.allhomes.c…

  • Bank of Queensland backs review of APRA's home loan caps
    Restrictions on the mortgage market should remain under “constant review” as debate shifts towards how regulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says regional lender Bank of Queensland. After the Productivity Commission last week criticised as “excessively blunt” the…
  • Banks accused of mortgage protection insurance ripoffs
    A CBA spokeswoman said home-loan protection insurance was a very different product from life cover and consumers had immediate protection. Mr Grohovaz said life insurance policies provided exactly the same cover as banks’ mortgage protection insurance and in many cases could serve the…
  • Dallkeith mansion once owned by Alan Bond hits the market with $50m+ price hopes
    The Perth waterfront mansion built for entrepreneur Alan Bond is ready for a new chapter.
    The six-bedroom home, originally designed by Perth architect Geoffrey Summerhayes, is on the market, calling for expressions of interest above $50 million.
    The prime residence for Bond and wife Eileen during the heady days of the victorious 1983 Americas Cup challenge, it has also b…
  • Why you could start a dairy farm as little as 200 metres from the Brisbane CBD
    If you live in Brisbanes inner city you could be living on farmland and not even know it.
    Because of a quirk ofland use laws in Brisbane, many blocks of land within the five kilometre ring are zoned not only for residential use, but for farming too.
    Some land titlescarry a secondary use of exclusive use as single dwelling or farming which means405 square metres in Kangaroo Point could technically be used as farmland.
    Even a 253…
  • Wave of quiet optimism sweeping Melbourne buyers as auction clearance rate soars
    Most houses up for sale in inner-Melbourne at the weekend were hotly pursued by property buyers as the citys auction clearance rate rose by nine points to 71.8 per cent.
    But apartments and townhouses with million-dollar price tags fared less well in suburbs such as Northcote and Richmond.

    Professional property buyers said there was a mood of quiet optimism at open for inspections, and that family home buyers were preparing to take advantage of the more bala…