Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 10, 2017

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

  • House sitting will save you money but be prepared for awkward situations
    Theres a lot that appeals about house sitting. Youll live rent-free, most likely with no bills and, more often than not, there will be a cute pet to snuggle up with on that nice couch you didnt pay for.
    Recently I gave up my own place for an extended period to care for other peoples homes so I could save my rent and bill money and go overseas for a year.
    But house sitting isnt all tranquility and ocean views. When youve taken responsibil…
  • The top five properties for sale on the Gold Coast for less than $500,000
    The Gold Coast is known for its glitz and glamourbut that doesnt mean you cant find affordable properties, whether you need somewhere to holiday or to live.
    Location is king on the glitter strip of Surfers Paradise and the other beachside spots. But theres plenty more out there a little further in from the beach too, if youre looking for a bargain.
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  • HSBC: There is no bubble in Sydney and Melbourne
    Soaring house prices in Australia’s largest cities, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, are driven by strong demand and a lack of supply, rather than…
  • House sitting: The affordable alternative to renting or owning a home
    As metropolitan house and rent prices continue to soar a growing number of young people are turning to an alternative lifestyle option: house sitting.
    Sarah Baar and her partner, Richard Pratt, are among the mobile generation moving between properties as they save for their own home.
    The couple hasbeen house sitting at properties in Canberra and regional NSW for more than a year after moving from Melbourne to Canberra for work.
    The main benefit is we don&rsqu…
  • Melbourne’s inner suburbs still recording auction clearance rates above 80 per cent
    Melbournes popular inner suburbs attracted the hottest competition at weekend auctions.
    In Albert Park, eight bidders vied for the keys to a large unrenovated Victorian home that last changed hands 70 years ago.
    The house at 16 Greig Street on a 321-square-metre block was sold to a local family for $3,560,000 by Greg Hocking Real Estate.
    It was the most expensive property report…
  • Sydney auction clearance back above 70pc for first time in five weeks
    The bounceback in clearance rates comes after June house prices surged 2.2 per cent in Sydney and 2.7 per cent in Melbourne where weekend…