Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 25, 2016

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

  • Lifestyle, not hip pocket, should drive sea and treechange buys
    Lorne, on the Great Ocean Rd, saw house prices fall 5.3 per cent, while … Geelong-based Mortgage Choice mortgage broker Gary Sweeten said the…
  • Oceanfront house in Scarborough has income potential
    Our choice:
    This cliffside house has magicalocean and escarpment views. Bothlevels have akitchen, living space(withcombustion fireplaces), bedrooms,bathrooms and balconies and could be turned into a dual-occupancy property, allowing two families to use it, or rent one floor out to holiday-makers or tenants.
    The main kitchen/living space has high vaulted ceilings and astunning ocean backdrop, while the second …
  • Apartment in Seidler’s Horizon building in Darlinghurst captures dramatic views
    Were you to find yourself struggling to pay the mortgage on this glorious eyrie,you could always hire yourself out as a consultant air-traffic controller. Its 270-degree views are spectacular and range from North Sydney across the Bridgeand the CBD to the airport, as far south as the Royal National Park and then allthe way round to Bondi Junction. Roger that QF 164, straight ahead forlanding, more or less. Which runway? Whichever one doesnt look busy….
  • Small strata schemes: When an owner is treated worse than a tenant
    Ask any strata manager what the worst job in their world is and they will tell you its not the massivemulti-block monster with investors, owner residents and tenantsat each others throats and at warwith a dysfunctional committee….
  • Why I am negative on Labor's negative gearing
    In the long run, the big increase in house prices is a global phenomenon, driven by the fall in interest rates. Australian governments have kicked it…
  • How home ownership can favour women
    How home ownership can favour women Featured … take thousands of dollars – and years – off their mortgage while interest rates are at an all-time low. 1. … This may be a good time to split your home loan into fixed and variable and…
  • Property investors choose old over new
    Property investors are increasingly hunting for established dwellings, rather than … an established investment property, according to Mortgage Choice.
  • Brexit vote results virtually concluded
    Early exit polls are in but will the UK stay in the European Union or leave? And how will this affect the Australian property market?