Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Mortgage brokers safe from change for now
Thousands of Australian mortgage brokers may continue receiving trail commissions beyond next year, after the federal government backflipped on…
- Government reneges on trail commission position
In the statement, mortgage brokers were said to be critically important for securing better consumer outcomes in the mortgage market.
- Why rate cuts will be futile in boosting the housing market
… the further cut in rates would boost auction clearance rates above the 50% mark and prevent house prices from declining by another 5% this year.
- Brisbane record house sale under the hammer heralds new era for auctions
When 39 Griffith Street, New Farm sold at auction for $7.75 million on the weekend, it made history as the most expensive house ever sold under the hammer….
- The Queenslander from the year 2000: Brisbane starts to grow up and not out
By the year 2000, once we had all survived Y2K and the introduction of the GST, the Brisbane property landscape was readying to undergo a significant change.
The 2000 Brisbane City Plan, which coincidentally was more than 2000 pages in length, was a 10-year vision to create a liveable city, which included protecting character homes as well as housing diversity and affordability.
There was also a commitment to address u…
- Architect of Green Square’s Infinity Tower OK with controversy over his project
Theyve likened it to a doughnut, an armchair and a rollercoaster and said it was a building so ambitious, dramatic and flamboyant, itd never actually happen.
Yet the controversial apartment block Infinity in Sydneys Green Square is now just weeks from completion, with its curves, loops and hole right through the middle creating an enormous stir and a flood of both praise and criticism.
No construction since the Opera House in 1958 has excited as much enthusi…
- Permit to build on landlocked Healesville block rejected by VCAT three times
An application to build a home and swimming pool on a landlocked parcel of land in Healesville, which had been significantly affected by the Black Saturday bushfires, has been rejected for a third time by the state planning authority….