Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- The Sydney suburbs where tenants are not getting their bond back
More than one in 10 renters in some of Sydneys most well-heeled suburbs are forgoing thousands of dollars in bond money, new figures reveal.
Tenants in affluent suburbs such as Vaucluse, Watsons Bay andBellevue Hill collectively lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonds last year, Fair Trading data shows, with one eastern suburbs tenant surrendering $50,000.
But it was renters in the citys west and south west most likely to not have their bond returned, …
- No longer a fringe suburb, Dandenong grapples with its changing identity
In the past 20 years, the march of Melbournes urban sprawl has swallowed Dandenong and its suburban lifestyle.
Residents, professionals and decision-makers are coming to terms with the municipalitys changing character, as apartment buildings spring up on what was once strictly brick or weatherboard single house blocks.
It was a fringe suburb, and I guess many, many years ago, it would have started life as a farming community, Dandenong Market general …
- Australian charities set to be $3.3 million richer after Greenwich deceased estate sells
Australian charities are set to be $3.3 million richer after the sale of a deceased estate in Greenwich.
The owner of 37 Vista St left her entire estate to charities, which are yet to be chosen but may include The Red Cross, according to the deceaseds only relative. The owner had been a lifelong Sydneysider who did not have children.
Even though the run-do…
- Warehouse conversion enthusiasts snap up their first home at auction in Richmond
First-home buyers with a penchant for warehouse conversions bought a trendy two-bedroom unit at auction on Saturday, despite fears of the long weekend hurting vendors chances….