Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 25, 2020

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

  • How farmers can help to reforest Australia and suck carbon from the atmosphere
    Australias rural landowners can play a significant role in the climate crisis by rehabilitating cleared land and storing carbon dioxide in new trees and the soil, experts say.
    Farmers and not-for-profit groups are forging an unlikely alliance in a bid to trap carbon in the soil and trees, which not only helps the climate but also benefits landowners by making farms more resilient.
    Environmental not-for-profit Greenfleets chief executive Wayne Wescott works with far…
  • Is 2020 the year you should take out life insurance?
    So if you’ve got a mortgage, credit card debt, or any personal loans, life insurance will spare your family from having to pay all these off themselves.
  • Why you shouldn’t rule out building on a really sloped block of land
    Rick Duhra and Ryan Pelzer were living in the inner city when they decided to swap high density for greenery in a leafy outer suburb of Brisbane.
    They had dreamed of a more laidback lifestyle and after finding the perfect location a new housing estate about 12 kilometres northwest of the CBD they found themselves with a very beautiful, but very sloped block of land to build on.
    The block was so sloped, it had already been split into two levels by th…
  • Pension loans scheme
    I have been told the government has a reverse mortgage facility that is available to Age Pension recipients. Is this correct? My wife and I are both 79…
  • Erica Packer gifts her Vaucluse house to her sister, as fellow rich listers quietly swap property
    Summer traditionally marks a hiatus in the property market, but not so for a whos who of rich listers who took time out to finalise a few high-end real estate deals. Take Erica Packer.
    The former wife of billionaire James Packer has gifted a house in Vaucluse to her big sister Joanna and her medico specialist husband, David Hunter. Or almost.
    The Los Angeles-based Packer retains a 5 per cent interest in the Burrabirra Avenue residence, leaving the majority ownership to he…
  • Jobs surge: workforce on record growth run
    Following cuts to the cash rate last year, house prices have begun rising strongly in capital cities and home loan approvals have started to rise,…
  • Bank Australia drops home loan rates below 3 per cent ahead of RBA meeting
    Bank Australia has joined the growing club of lenders offering home loan rates … reflected the incredibly competitive nature of today’s mortgage market. … For the first time more than half of the loans taken out by property investors…
  • Liberal MP John Alexander gets to know Dover Heights thanks to partner’s $6.3m buy
    Federal Liberal MP John Alexander looks set to spend more time in Dover Heights 30 kilometres away from his Bennelong electorate on the north shore following a recent home purchase by his partner Debbie Chadwick.
    Chadwick coughed up $6.35 million for a three-level designer residence on the highest point of Dover Heights which was designed by architect Andrew Schultz with walls of glass that make much of the panoramic views over Sydney.
    It was commissioned by Theo Alexakis after …