Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 31, 2020

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

  • Confidential settlement reached after sexual harassment claims against Melbourne real estate agency
    A confidential settlement has been reached between Melbourne real estate agency Sweeney Estate Agents and a former director of the company, after a years-long case alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.
    Summer Salvato, who was a director of Sweeney Real Estates Yarraville office, had accused the agency and its male directors of overseeing a misogynistic and sexually inappropriate culture.
    In a claim lodged with the Victorian Civil and …
  • Good intentions, big limitations: What experts really think of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme
    All the initial places in the federal governments First Home Loan Deposit Scheme have been snapped up, as new borrowers rush to take advantage of record-low interest rates and the renewed vigour in the property market.
    The first 3000 scheme positions released to National Australia Bank and the Commonwealth Bank have already been reserved, according to spokespeople from both banks.
    A NAB spokesperson said: We have a customer waitlist for positions as they become ava…
  • Immigration boosts Australian house prices by as much as $6500 a year: study
    New migrants moving to capital cities and major regional centresare helping to boost house prices by as much as $6500 each year, a new study has revealed….
  • Proposed Gungahlin cinema set to drive home buyer appeal
    With a cinema planned to grace the community of Gungahlin, there will be more reason for home buyers to consider the northside region.
    The ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate released a second development application for the construction of a two-storey cinema complex on Hinder Street worth nearly $15 million.
    The idea to develop a cinema in Gungahlin was first mooted in 2012 when the ACT government called for express…