Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Negative-gearing scare sees investors splurge
The surge in loans to individual property investors reversed a retreat from … The average size of a home loan reached $386,100 in November, but is…
- Do we all have the right to expect home ownership?
During the election campaign Australians finally saw consensus around at least one point in the housing policy debate. The wealthier you are, the more likely it is to benefit you. On the ABCs7.30, Malcolm Turnbull conceded that people on the highest incomes will make the highest gains because they tend to have more property….
- Are student apartment investments too good to be true?
Though most Australians wont enter the property market until well into their thirties whether residential or investment some are eager to get runs on board early. Whether its with an inheritance, money received as a milestone birthday gift or, as Malcolm Turnbull suggests, a helping hand from mum and dad, there are options for low-cost…
- Borrowers face higher interest rates
Westpac controversially led the industry’s mortgage rate hikes in October, independently of the RBA, arguing shareholders shouldn’t bear the pain…
- The (not-so-obvious) differences between city and country living
Why my family has given up on the Sydney property dream
I know, I know: youve heard it all before. Thin…
- Laura Armitage, Heidelberg Leader
Valuer-General statistics for 2015 reveal Heidelberg median house prices jumped by 22 per cent, nudging prices over the $1 million mark, with…
- Canberra bucks national trend with house prices set to rise: report
Canberras characteristic slow-and-steady house price growth will pay off during the next few years as the nations capital is on track to be one of Australias top performers, according to BIS Shrapnel.
BIS Shrapnels Residential Property Prospects, 2016 to 2019 report was released on Monday. The company predicts most capital cities will see median house prices decline, with just Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart set to record modest price growth.
- Non-banks eclipse majors on value
Nearly 9 in 10 of the best value home loans in the mortgage market are from small and non-bank lenders, according to a new analysis
- Capital city house prices to 'bottom out': BIS Shrapnel
An oversupply of new homes, weakening investor demand and slowing population growth will see house prices bottom out in all capital cities over the next three years