Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 10, 2018

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

  • Australian households reeling from mortgage stress
    New figures from the Digital Finance Analytics reveal that an increasing number of Australian households are feeling pressured by mortgage stress. The research firm’s December data shows that there were an estimated 921,000 households (about 29.7%) under mortgage stress in the month of…
  • Perth's median house price remains stable
    Over the past six months we have consistently observed steady house prices in Perth, which is an encouraging indicator the bottom of the market has … Three of Perth’s five sub-regions saw their median house prices improve or stabilise in December, with the Central sub-region being the stand-out.
  • What's the future of negative gearing under Labor?
    Falling house prices and tighter credit restrictions are discouraging many Aussies from buying existing investment propertyand the prime minister’s abysmal performance in the polls only makes the situation appear even bleaker. While Malcolm Turnbull could overcome the odds and win the next…
  • Australian households reeling from mortgage stress
    Rising living costs and falling incomes are some of the major culprits behind the increasing mortgage stress levels.
  • Apartment building approvals ‘back with a vengeance’ led solely by surprise Melbourne jump
    Australian building approvalsareback with a vengeance, with officialdatastriking itsthird-highest level on record in November, markinga 15-month high.
    But the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the charge is being led solely byVictoria, which recordeda stunning 37.9 per cent gain in the month, compared with a 2.3 per cent fall in NSW.
    The Victorian figures pulled the national approvals data h…
  • God, guns and horses: Horsley Park, the unusual suburb in Sydney’s western suburbs
    Its sprawling residential estates, main-street gun shop and abundance of small churches may bring to mind a town in Americas old wild west. But the Sydney suburb of Horsley Park about 10 kilometresnorth-west of Liverpool in the Fairfield council area has a distinctly Australian flavour….