Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 16, 2020

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

  • Potts Point terrace set for wrecking ball almost 50 years after ‘green bans’
    Almost half a century after Kings Cross journalist Juanita Nielsen joined forces with Jack Mundeys green bans movement to save the historic houses lining Victoria Street from being developed into apartments, Sydney City Council has approved the demolition of a terrace to make way for a luxury four-bedroom residence….
  • The Victorian regional areas where house prices are more expensive than some Melbourne suburbs
    Looking to buy a home in regional Victoria to snag a lower mortgage? Potential buyers may be surprised to find some country suburbs are more expensive than some of Melbournes most highly sought-after areas.
    A wave of tree-changers in recent years has sparked strong price growth outside the capital, as young families look for a relaxed lifestyle and bigger blocks of land.
    There are now 47 regional or Mornington Peninsula suburbs that are more expensive than Melbourne&rsquo…
  • Warrawee’s Bremon estate reclaims upper north shore record at more than $15m
    The Warrawee mansion Bremon sold on Saturday for more than $15 million, reclaiming the upper north shores house record in the process.
    The exact result remains unknown but at the level touted by sources it remains a decent windfall for the vendor Lap Chuen Liu given he paid $11 million for it 18 months ago.
    It is not the first time the 6400-square-metre estate has claimed the upper north shore record. In 2010 it sold for a high of $11.5 million to bankrupt former billiona…
  • O’Connor townhouse sells for almost $80,000 above reserve
    A two-bedroom OConnor townhouse sold for almost $80,000 above reserve on Saturday after a fierce and fast bidding war pushed the price to $718,000.
    The single-level property at 11/4-6 Hardman Street had 11 registered bidders vying to take the keys.
    Auctioneer and listing agent Mark Larmer of Independent Property Inner North and City said bidding for the property started at $450,000 with the second bid quick off the bat at $640,000 &md…
  • First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: Why persistence is key to cracking into the property market
    One month in and the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme has already attracted … Possibly even longer as I’m sure house prices and lender’s mortgage…
  • Darwin house prices receive January bump after five-year slide, new data shows
    For the Romeo family, a relocation to the Northern Territory’s Top End was a dream almost a decade in the making.
  • If George Calombaris is a thief, so is our beloved ABC
    … anti-property investors and not all that happy about how modern capitalistic economies go about producing stuff, … despite being wrong for a long time on issues such as Australia’s economic growth, house prices, stock prices, the…