Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 16, 2016

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

  • Golf course estates are on the rise in Sydney
    There are two great views to capitalise on in Australia, says Eugene Marchese, principal and chairman of architecture firm Marchese Partners. The beach view or the golf course.
    Marchese has just finished designing a collection of luxury torrens-title townhouses named Parvenu overlooking Strathfield Golf Club.
    While most land in Sydney that has even a cameo peek of a beach has been developed into housing, the peaceful green v…
  • Simply beautiful Stutchbury design among the Northern Beaches treetops
    The owner bought this steep block of land with its attendant collection of spotted gums and casuarinas on the strength of a fortune teller, a tale which adds another layer of colour to Treetop House, an important early work by award-winning architect Peter Stutchbury….
  • Neighbourhoods: Kew East no longer in the shadows
    CLEARANCE RATE 70.2 per cent
    Lister Street$2.72 million
    Ramsay Avenue$2,385,000
    White Avenue$2,365,000
    Windella Avenue$2,325,000
    Baker Avenue$2.1 million</…
  • The first iconic apartment building by Robin Boyd
    The mid-century architectural colossus Robin Boyd pioneered and promoted many admirable and lasting aspects of Australian residential design.
    And if the immediate reaction of people inspecting a South Yarra penthouse that was marketed in an expression of interest process last month is any indication, the wow factor was one of them.
    The $3-million plus way above the owners expectations result of the campaign for the eastern, two bedroom Domain…
  • Popular Brisbane schools driving up property prices
    Domain Group data revealed median house prices in some school catchment areas rose as high as 16.8 per cent over the past year. Place agent Ben…
  • Sydney, Melbourne house prices to flatline in 2017, says NAB
    National Australia Bank has raised its forecasts for Sydney and Melbourne house prices in 2016 after a surprisingly strong first half, but it believes the…
  • Buyer activity in Canberra still high, agent says
    Despite entering a traditionally quiet period for real estate, Canberra is still enjoying the high buyer activity and rising prices in its property market.
  • Banks cut showcase fixed mortgage rates
    HSBC, Bank of Queensland, National Australia Bank and New Zealand Banking Group have slashed their showcase fixed rate mortgage deals to…
  • Industry welcomes review of bank commissions
    The banking and mortgage industries have welcomed the independent review of commissions and payments made to bank staff, saying it will build trust and increase transparency