Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership January 8, 2020

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

  • Newcastle, Lake Macquarie house prices keep regaining lost ground
    Newcastle house prices continue their upward trajectory, climbing 0.9 per cent in December and 3.7 per cent in the past three months.
  • NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski’s family beach house on Mornington Peninsula for sale with $4 million price guide
    NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski has listed his familys beach house on Victorias Mornington Peninsula for sale with a price guide of $4 million.
    The waterfront residence is set in a secluded spot in St Andrews Beach on the southern side of the peninsula, yet is only a short drive to Rye on the bay side.
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  • Australia bushfires: Tenants reminded of rental rights amid the bushfire crisis
    Renters whose homes have been damaged in the bushfires across the country are being reminded of their tenancy rights, although those whose properties are destroyed may face little option but to terminate their agreement.
    As residents of fire-affected communities return home and take stock of the damage, tenant groups are hopeful both landlords and renters will be able to work out a way forward with goodwill.
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  • Aussie households are furiously repaying debt
    The latest credit data from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revealed that both personal and mortgage credit growth has tanked, with personal loan…
  • Taking a closer look at the first home buyer scheme
    The first home loan deposit scheme has an accessibility problem, writes … that borrowers could secure a mortgage relatively quickly with a low deposit, … The FHLDS, in its current state, risks awarding home ownership to those … news and updates – join a community of over 80,000 property investors.
  • How much does a buyer’s agent cost, and are they worth their fee?
    Buying a home is expensive, with purchasers paying stamp duty, conveyancing and legal fees, not to mention the huge deposit required.
    So would you really want to pay more for something you could do yourself?
    Buyers agents work for buyers to find a suitable property according to the buyers brief, and often negotiate the purchase on behalf of the buyer.
    Depending on the service needed, they may charge a set fee, starting from as little as $100 to attend an auc…