Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership June 6, 2016

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

  • Mortgage Choice head calls for action on housing affordability
    While many believe an investment property, rather than a home, offers an easier way for people to break into the property market, there are signs that…
  • The boom returns to Sydney auction market as winter arrives
    The Sydneyauction market greeted the start of winter with another strong clearance rate, despite Saturdays inclement weather.
    Sydney recorded a clearance rate of 80.1 per cent, well ahead of the 72.4 per cent recordedthe previous weekend, but down on the 85.1 per cent reported onthe same weekend last year.
    Buyer momentum is clearly rising,with three strong results recorded over the past fourweekends and last weekends sharply lower&nbsp…
  • Melbourne’s most expensive apartments by price per square metre
    Like a fine bottle of plonk, experts say theres a type of Melbourne apartment that only gets better with age.
    Research shows art deco and period apartments command a premium price per square metre compared to their post-90s counterparts; the kind Melbourne has produced in significant numbers over the last two and a half decades.
    In one of the first …
  • Steady start for Melbourne’s winter auction market but the north is booming
    The Melbourne auction market commenced winter in typically resilient form, recording yet another robust clearance rate despite distractions from the weather and the federal election campaign.
    Melbourne reported a clearance rate of 74.4 per cent on Saturday, just below the 75.2 per cent recorded over the previous weekend, but well below the 84.5 per cent recorded over the same weekend last year.
    Auction numbers were down with 841 listings compared to last weekends 1…
  • Victims deserve to be protected
    Over the life of a mortgage, you’re likely to hand over hundreds of … it has been revealed that home loan complacency has cost borrowers about…
  • Strong housing market holds ground again
    Following Corelogic RP Data’s release of stronger May house prices last Tuesday, Sydney achieved a 76.7 per cent auction clearance rate, compared…