Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 21, 2018

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

  • Another fractional property investment platform emerges in Australian market
    Skyrocketing house prices, stagnant wage growth and disillusioned young adults unable to compete with experienced investors have created the perfect breeding ground for platforms offering first-home … This would be a problem if other property investors in a syndicate wanted to sell the property.
  • Another fractional property investment platform emerges in Australian market
    Skyrocketing house prices, stagnant wage growth and disillusioned young adults unable to compete with experienced investors have created the perfect breeding ground for platforms offering first-home buyers a way onto the property ladder.
    In 2016two start-ups that allow investors to buy a share of a home with as little as $100 emerged in the Australian market. Last week a third company, CoVESTA, announced its arrival on the scene.
    These companies attract thosewho are …
  • A tree change within Sydney: Swapping inner-suburbia for the Upper North Shore
    Sydneysiders Catriona Fraser and her partner Steve Smedley were dedicated inner city urbanites and, apart from stints living overseas, had never considered living more than five kilometres from the CBD.
    But eventually the general frenzy of the city and the lack of space and sunlight in their apartment finally pushed them to the edge and now, much to their surprise, they find themselves living in a modernist house in the bush on the Upper North Shore.
    And they absolutely …
  • Gold rush town Talbot is struggling to grow … except on every third Saturday
    On the third Sunday of every month, the tiny gold rush town of Talbot about half an hour north of Ballarat is overrun with visitors.
    The usually deserted main roadmorphs into a bustling market to rival the Queen Vic, with 80 stalls selling fresh local produce, entertainment and thousands of day-trippers from all over Victoria.
    But when 1pm hits the street returnsto its former eerie quiet save for the Talbot Provedore and Eatery, opened in…
  • Why apartment building investors sign up for gyms residents may never use
    Its 2018 and the apartment market now includes buying and selling the idea of exercise. Not actual exercise, but the idea of it.
    The same impulse that makes someone lean to a friend on New Years Eve and, through slurs and hiccups, inform them that Ill be getting into shape this year is now a tradeable commodity in the property market.
    An American survey published in the <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/renters-love-the-gymbut-only-in-t…
  • Close to 1 million households under mortgage stress: report
    A PERFECT storm of financial hurdles have plunged more than 900,000 Australian households into mortgage stress, with many facing imminent disaster. … under increasing mortgage stress, new data has revealed, leading industry figures to warn of a potential increase in home loan defaults in 2018.
  • Melbourne notches strongest annual house price gains since 2010
    New Real Estate Institute of Victoria figures show citywide house prices increased for the seventh straight quarter in December, up a modest 1.1 per cent to a median of $821,000. This took Melbourne’s 2017 price growth to 13.2 per cent the biggest rise since 2010. Wakelin Property Advisory director…
  • Break into Toowoomba housing market: 'You only need $1000'
    uncil rates putting pressure on family finances, Toowoomba households are under the biggest mortgage stress in Queensland. Mr Peart said it was easier for people to obtain finance on a smaller home and believed it was the way many people could make their start as home owners without the…