Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 28, 2019

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

  • Ex-REIA president Malcolm Gunning and wife face charges over agency trust accounts
    One of Australias leading real estate agents is accused of failing to maintain his own agencys trust accounts amid allegations his wife misappropriated nearly $300,000 over four years.
    Malcolm Gunning, the former president of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and the Real Estate Institute of Australia, is scheduled to face court next month to answer one charge of being a licensee who contravened the rule of conduct between December 2015 and May 2017.
    His wif…
  • Western Australia's answer to housing affordability
    House prices may be falling fast in Sydney and Melbourne but it can still prove … even the requirement to take out expensive mortgage insurance as well. … the eastern states in addressing affordable home ownership,” Graham says.
  • Gold Coast property: Why this neighbourhood is Surfers Paradise’s best-kept secret
    Its one of the quirks of property journalism that when you discover somewhere exciting and new, well, you just have to write about it.
    However, in doing so the secret is let well and truly out of the bag.
    Did someone say Byron Bay?
    So one can only hope that doesnt happen in Budds Beach, which is technically part of <a href="https://www.domain.com.au/sale/surfers-paradise-qld-4217/house/" target="_blank" rel="noo…
  • Shoalhaven house prices showing 'steady growth'
    Although Sydney property prices have fallen dramatically over the past 12 months, the average price is still growing in the Shoalhaven. According to…
  • First-home buyers rejoice: Affordable Melbourne property is becoming slightly more so
    The low end of the Melbourne property market has taken a hit, after spending months holding up better than higher-priced homes.
    Surging first-home buyer demand had kept pushing prices higher for the cheapest homes for the past nine months even as the broader market weakened, but now steadily decreasing demand and tight credit has seen a halt to the low-end supremacy.
    For the bottom 25 per cent of sales, price growth had been tracking at an annual 5.3 per cent in the September qu…
  • ASIC gathering real-time mortgage data to target lenders
    After the banking royal commission called for more sophistication in the verification of home loan customers, an emboldened Australian Securities and…