Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership July 6, 2017

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

  • Wantirna: Protecting a leafy spot on Melbourne’s outskirts ‘bit by bit’
    Wantirna,a leafy locale 24 kilometres east of the CBD, is where the city meets the bush. It has a sense of getting away from it all, which has made it attractive to developers. Locals are keeping the reins on change as the population spill makes its way to these foothills on the outskirts of Melbourne….
  • Former Wesleyan Methodist chapel creates stunning home
    Over the centuries religion has given us some of the most magnificent buildings in the world.
    Church architecture, for example, often retains all its splendour long after a building has been deconsecrated.
    The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrowgate, UK, built in 1896, is an especially magnificent building. The church has been converted into a 729 square-metre home, which the current owner has painstakingly refurbished and has now put on the market, for 1.5 million…
  • Chinese buyers are back and on a Queensland spending spree
    Chinese buyers havereturned to south east Queensland in droves, ready to drop their millions on the regions most expensive homes….
  • How to break into the property market with next to no savings
    Saving a deposit can be one of the biggest barriers to entering the property market in Australia. Withan average income it can take years to save a deposit, although the situation in Brisbane is better than in Sydney or Melbourne.
    Good news though: some of Brisbanes developersare taking steps to give first-home buyers a leg up into the market, offering savings plans which allow buyers to get on the ladder, sooner.
    AVJennings has introduced an initiative which …
  • Opinion: Rates On Hold – And Need To Stay Low In The Near Term
    A cautious approach should be prioritised if a whole host of Australians are to avoid mortgage repayment shock. Ms Pilkington said that, while the…
  • Avid Property's Mini-Lots Keep The Tempo For Home Ownership
    While national house prices increased nearly 20% over the last five years, household incomes rose by just 9.2%, putting the attainability of home…
  • Marriages on the rise in Blacktown according to latest Census
    … we felt lucky to be able to buy a home especially with house prices going so far up. … Despite the new homes, rent continues to sit at an average of $300 a week, and mortgage repayments have on average gone up $50 a month.
  • CBA credit card crackdown as household debt soars
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the nation’s biggest mortgage and credit … of the loan based on the information provided in the home loan application. … which recently lowered rates for property investors, is around 2 per cent of…
  • Regulatory limits hitting home buyers hard
    Recent forced changes in bank policy and process have tightened the screws for potential mortgage holders
  • Morrison: Housing market now favours owner-occupiers
    Growth in capital city dwelling values is beginning to slow, paving the way for more owner-occupiers to enter the property market