Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 7, 2018

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

  • Women are more willing to invest in property than men
    These days, women are outpacing men in the property market on many fronts. Not only do more women own their own homes than men, they’re also more likely to be active in the housing market in the near future, according to Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report. Westpac’s data, which was based…
  • 'Four pillars' policy under fire from Productivity Commission
    APRA’s crackdown on interest-only mortgage lending in recent years was also criticised for being “excessively blunt” and having a “detrimental” effect … Since early last year, banks have been forced to keep new interest-only lending at less than 30 per cent of their new home loan approvals, and banks…
  • How to live by the sea for less than $400,000
    Queensland is known as the Sunshine State and, in the spirit of sunshine, we spend a lot of our time at the beach.
    But owning property near the ocean is another thing altogether. For many, its a long-held dream tagged only as a pipedream.
    However, the most affordable beach locations might not be as remote as you think.
    Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella selected the Fraser Coast and a relatively unknown suburb on the Sunshine Coast as two s…
  • Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision
    At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.
  • Women are more willing to invest in property than men
    They are also more willing to buy property before meeting a life partner, according to Westpac
  • Online broker gets $25m from major bank
    The mortgage service says it is not focused on taking on traditional brokers